If you’ve ever had roofers do work on your roof in the past, then you might have come across the terms “soffits” and “fascia.” Soffits and fascia are essential parts of the roof though they are often overlooked; homeowners tend to give more focus on roofing materials themselves when considering roof replacements.
Despite appearances, your roof is actually a system of all its parts. This means everything you see, and everything you don’t see, all play a role in making sure that your roof does its job. Problems in soffits and fascia, therefore, can easily result in problems with other parts of your roof. Let our expert roofers at DryTech Roofing LLC explain what these two are and show how important they are to the state of your roof.
What Is Fascia?
Fascia boards are the long horizontal boards roofers use to cover the edges of the roof. Their purpose is twofold: enclose the eaves to make the roof look neat and finished, and provide a place where gutters can be fastened. Without fascia boards, the interior of your roof becomes more prone to water penetration from the exposed eaves.
What Are Soffits?
If fascia boards cover up the visible front of your roof, the soffits cover up the underside of overhangs. Like the fascia, soffits help make the roof look better. However, their purpose also has a practical side: they protect exposed rafters from water and pests, and they house vents for proper air circulation inside the roof.
Problems With Soffits and Fascia
Exposure to sun, wind and rain, as well as the constant thermal cycling can lead to some untimely roof repair on both the fascia boards and the soffits. Sometimes, critters like squirrels may also chew their way through these parts of the roof, causing damage. If you see any visible signs of a problem, it’s best to call your local roofers right away.
At DryTech Roofing LLC, we can help you keep your roof, its soffits and fascia, and the other parts that make up the system, in good shape all year long. Give us a call at (240) 491-5600 or fill out our contact form to schedule a repair service and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Maryland and other nearby communities.