A roof has multiple components. Be it a residential or commercial roof, the shingles or tiles, the membranes or sheets are not the only material used to construct a roof. There are soffits, fascia, gutters, flashing of the chimneys and possibly skylights among others. Every component plays an integral role.
If the roofing material, which could be anything from asphalt to rubber to metal, is tasked with ensuring the deck and subsequent substrate layers of the property is covered and protected from the weather extremes, then the soffit ensure optimum ventilation in the attic, and the fascia ensure that there is no water running back up the roof and not getting drained courtesy the gutters.
Importance of Soffits, Fascia & Gutters
It is no secret that soffit, fascia, and gutters are important. The reason why we are stressing on the importance is to highlight the significance of getting them right. Soffit that is poorly designed or improperly installed will cause many problems. They would prevent optimum ventilation in the attic. The attic would heat up and that would affect the roof. An overly heated roof will be more vulnerable. There would be steady wear and tear. The roof will also be more vulnerable to weather extremes. From facilitating ice damning to affecting the integrity of the installed shingles or panels, poorly installed soffits will have myriad adverse effects. An unprotected soffit will become the nesting grounds for insects and birds.
Poorly installed gutters or wrong choice of gutters will lead to waterlogging. Clogged pores, jammed gutters, and improper drainage of the water runoff on the roof will lead to several problems. The foundation of the property may get damaged due to the accumulation of water at the ground. The base of the property, the walls, and even interiors can get damaged. Water-induced damage can lead to a moisture problem inside the home and can also facilitate the growth of mold, mildew, and algae.
The fascia plays an important role in ensuring the flow of water is not hindered in any way. Should the water not flow out through the gutters smoothly, there can be a backing up of the accumulated water. The fascia will ensure that this doesn’t happen.
Installation, Repair, and Maintenance of Soffit, Fascia, and Gutters
Eminence Exteriors specialize in the installation, repair, replacement and maintenance including extensive cleaning of soffit, fascia, and gutters. You need highly efficient, well-installed and durable soffit, fascia and gutters. We can deliver that. Contact you today!