The soffit and fascia are overlooked, but critical components of your home. What they do is protect your roofing system from water and debris, while giving your home a lovely, finished look. But they will wear down over time, prompting a replacement. 3JM Exteriors, Inc., one of the leading roofers in the area, shares how you can tell that you need new soffit and fascia.
- Cracking and Flaking Paint. The soffit refers to the exposed siding underneath your roof’s overhang, while the fascia is the board directly above the soffit and where the gutters are usually attached. You should consider replacing your current soffit and fascia if their paint is already cracking and flaking. The bubbles in the paint not only allow water to leak into your home and cause damage, these can also negatively affect curb appeal.
- Poor Ventilation. One of the most important benefits of having a soffit is good ventilation. The soffit can limit heat and moisture buildup in your home and attic, heading off mold growth and rot. This also improves the efficiency of your cooling system, which in turn, helps save on energy. There might be a serious issue if your soffit isn’t providing the ventilation your home needs, so you should consider turning to 3JM Exteriors, Inc., trusted roof inspection and replacement expert. We’ll perform the necessary solutions if your soffit has sustained extensive damage.
- Leaky and Drooping Gutters. The fascia serves as the structural support for your gutter system. If your gutters are starting to leak and pull away, your fascia board may be already damaged. Aside from being a safety risk, this can also hinder the gutters’ draining performance.
- Unwanted Guests. Because the soffit and fascia covers the exposed areas under your roof, they reduce the potential for pests settling inside that space. The patter of small feet or chirping in your attic indicates that your soffit and fascia has been compromised.
3JM Exteriors, Inc. isn’t just your expert for storm damage repair. You can also count on us to handle your soffit and fascia board replacement. Expect only high-quality materials and mistake-free workmanship when you choose us. We serve Downers Grove and Naperville, IL. Call us today at (630) 985-6494 or fill out this contact form to schedule your free estimate.