Soffit & Fascia for Homes in Waukesha Area
New Berlin Roofing Company Provides Professional Soffit & Fascia Replacement
Let’s be honest – unless you’re a roofing contractor you probably aren’t sure what soffit and fascia are or what they do. BUT… soffit & fascia are actually 2 of the most important parts of your roof!
So just to give you some background (if you need it), we’ll explain what soffit & fascia are, what they do & how you’ll know if either are damaged.
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.
Soffit can be tailored by color, style and material to give your home a cohesive look and feel. The most common soffit material is vinyl or aluminum, both of which are the most cost effective, easiest to install and lighter weight than other material options.
How Do I know if I have Soffit Damage?
Signs of soffit damage typically include cracks, holes and/or rotting.
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 & drain pipes.
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.
How Do I know if I have Fascia Damage?
Signs of roof fascia damage include stains, decay, softness/weakness, rotted areas.
What Should I Do If I Have Soffit and/or Fascia Damage?
If you think you have soffit and/or fascia damage you may be able to fix it by yourself (and with the help of a few good friends).
However, if you’d rather avoid the project hassles (and any potential subsequent damage), just reach out to us for your soffit and/or fascia replacement needs.