When most homeowners think about their roofs, the only thing that probably comes to mind is their shingles or tiles. In actuality, your roofing is a well-thought-of system made of several components designed to work together to protect you and your family from the elements and two of the most important parts of this system are the soffit and fascia.
While this may not seem important for you to now, we believe that it is important for you as a homeowner to understand what they are, how they work and what damage to these parts could mean for you and your home.
What Are Soffits and Fascias?
A lot of people assume that soffits and fascias primarily serve only an aesthetic function. While this is definitely true, they actually serve a more important function than looks alone. The soffit is part of the overhang where your roof meets your siding while the fascia is the board along the side of your roof’s overhang.
The Purpose of Soffits and Fascias
Most often, soffits are made from vinyl and contain small openings that promote ventilation in your attic. Allowing your attic to breathe prevents stagnant heat and moisture which can wreak havoc to your roofing. Fascias serve a different but equally important function. They protect the interior of your home from rain and moisture and also keeps pests from accessing the space between your rafters. Fascia boards are also where your gutters are mounted.
So you see, damage to either one of these components can lead to larger issues such as rot and leaks in the interior of your home. If you notice issues with either one of them, it is important that you call your roofing company right away.
If you live in the areas in and around Annapolis and Columbia, MD and are having issues with your soffit, fascia, or any other part of your roofing system, do not hesitate to give Winfield Builders a call at (410) 401-5045 or, alternatively, you may fill out our contact form and we will send one of our experts to your home for a free inspection.