There may be two words homeowners rarely think of when it comes their residential roof, your soffit and fascia protect one of the most vulnerable sections of your roof. Without these portions of your roof, your home would be exposed to pest invasion, wind-blown water damage, and energy waste. If either of these sections has fallen into disrepair, talk to one of our experienced roofers at Advantage Remodeling & Roofing about scheduling an inspection. Call us at (214) 250-3975 and ask about soffit and fascia repair in Allen, TX.
Causes of Soffit Repairs
Failed Vents. The underside of your roof provides one of the most important functions of the entire system: ventilation. When direct sunlight is absorbed by your roofing materials, the resulting heat is directed into your roof, then out of the ridge vents at the top. Your soffits provide cooler air from below, which cools the attic space and the roofing system . If these vents become clogged or break, your home may start to accumulate too much heat. This places an enormous strain on your HVAC system, as it must compensate for the extra heat to maintain your cool home environment. This also causes you’re the asphalt in your shingles to melt and form bubbles which pop like blisters. Once blisters form on the asphalt shingles there is little to do to repair them, except to replace the shingle.
Elemental Corrosion. Certain soffit materials (such as wood shakes) are vulnerable to rot when exposed to high humidity. Over time, the integrity of the soffit may fail, leaving exposed cracks for moisture and pests to enter into the home. Repairing or replacing these rotted and damp sections quickly is very important. Ultraviolet light is dangerous for many types of the soffit as well. Radiation from the sun is absorbed by your roof, which eventually causes cracks.
Failed Roofing components. When new roofs are put on all aspects should be inspected including decking. If the decking is rotten, underlayment not installed correctly, or the drip edge is not done correctly; then water could enter the soffit which would result in a repair.
Why Your Fascia Needs Repairs
A Loose Gutter System. The fascia (on the side of your roof) usually serves as the primary connection point for your gutter system. Should your gutter become loose, it can start to pull away from your roof, especially during intense thunderstorms. The additional pull places unnecessary stress on your fascia. This pull loosens the screws over time, until the weight of the gutter system collapses to the point where a fascia repair becomes a fascia replacement.
Corrosion from Water Damage. There's a reason why homeowners are encouraged to clean out their gutters. Full gutters can spill over into your fascia during rainstorms and soften the material. This severely weakens the side of your roof if left uncleaned, and exposes it to water leaks and unwanted pests. The old leaves and dirt can actually hold the moisture in and it can start to rot the fascia. Gutter debris can also promote mold or algae forming on and around your roofing system.
Protect your home from pest and water damage. If you need soffit repairs, fascia repairs, or replacements of either talk to the good roofers in Allen TX at Advantage Remodeling & Roofing. Call our office at (214) 250-3975 and ask for soffit and fascia repair in Allen, TX.