Soffit and Fascia Replacement in Waukesha and New Berlin
Unless you’re a roofing contractor you probably are not sure what soffit and fascia are or what they do. However, soffit and fascia are two of the most important parts of your roof.
What is Soffit?
Soffit is the exposed area under the overhanging section of eaves. Soffit is material that connects the roof overhang to the side of your house. It’s most often used around your home’s roof, but it can also be used under any visible ceiling, including underneath arches, columns, staircases, balconies & even porches.
What Does Soffit Do?
Soffit serves both a functional and aesthetic purpose. Without soffit rafter beams would be visible and vulnerable to weather elements that break down wood. In addition to protection, soffit also provides ventilation, which helps provide appropriate airflow and limit moisture that can enter through vents.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a long, straight board that serves as a support and finishing edge for the lower edge of the roof. Fascia board connects to the ends of rafters, trusses or the space where the gutter is attached to your roof. It runs along the length of the entire roof line.
What Does Fascia Do?
Fascia also serves a functional and aesthetic purpose. It is used to protect the wood board beneath it against water damage, as well as provide a protective layer against water damage between the edge of the roof. Fascia also supports the gutters & drainpipes.
Fascia provides a clean and even trim appearance along the house. Most people choose to paint fascia board the same color as their home, so it looks more cohesive. Roof fascia is usually made of wood or sheet metal.
Signs of Damage
Damaged soffit or fascia can jeopardize the structure of your house, causing safety concerns. Repairs to these elements can also get costly depending on the damage. Signs of soffit damage typically include cracks, holes, or rotting. Fascia damage will also present as rotted areas, softness or weakened areas, and stains.
If you think you have soffit or fascia damage you might be able to fix it yourself (and with the help of a few good friends). However, there is a risk of uncovering bigger problems along the way. Contact us today and let our experts take project hassles off your plate.
Contact Reimer Roofing and Remodeling today to tell us what roofing service we can help you with!