Soffits and fascia are key elements of your roof. An exterior soffit is located beneath the rafter rails, and the fascia is the exposed horizontal blade at the end of the rafters. Not only are soffits and fascia structurally required, they also give your home a more polished look. They help protect your roof by keeping out rodents, water and debris, and with the rest of the roof’s components, ensure your home is protected from the elements. Like anything else, you’ll need to replace your soffits and fascia over time. They can deteriorate if they’re not well maintained and it’s crucial they’re kept in good condition.
Gentek offers quality, easy to maintain soffit and fascia to suit your home’s needs! With a variety of profiles, a colour-match system and unbeatable strength, we have the perfect products for anyone who needs an upgrade.
Here are 4 signs it’s time to replace your soffits and fascia.
1. Droopy and Leaky Gutters
One of the main functions of fascia is that it offers structural support to the gutter system, and helps keep moisture out of your home. If you notice droopy or leaky gutters, it could be a sign that your fascia need replacing. Water damage can lead to big problems (and big money), so it’s important to get this dealt with as quickly as possible.
2. Pests and Rodents
If this one makes your cringe, you’re definitely not alone! Soffits and fascia are designed to keep bugs and rodents out of your roof and attic. If you notice these pesky creatures getting into your home, it likely signals a problem with your soffits and fascia. Pests and rodents can cause severe damage to your roof, which in turn can lead to major issues for your home, so you’ll want to take care of this issue efficiently!
3. Ventilation Problems
Air ventilation is one of the main purposes for installing soffits to your home. Soffits provide ventilation for the attic and protect your home from the weather’s harsh elements. They reduce heat, moisture and condensation build-up, reducing the risk of rot damage, and increasing the efficiency of air conditioning in the summer. If you’re noticing ventilation problems, and there is little to no ventilation coming into your home, it could mean your soffits are blocked or damaged. If they’re damaged, you’ll need to replace them as soon as possible.
4. Bubbling, Cracking or Flaking Paint
Bubbles and flakes in your paint could be cause for alarm. Not only does this affect your home’s aesthetics, but its functionally as well. Cracks in your paint can lead to leaking and can cause water damage to your home. If your soffits or fascia are damaged, this is one of the issues that can arise.
As soon as you notice any of these issues, contact a professional to help you take a closer look and determine your next steps! Gentek’s premium contractors are trusted by homeowners across North America to assist you with all your home needs!