Some people think that roof maintenance is not necessary until several structural issues begin to arise. It is critical to pay attention to the entire system, including the soffit and fascia. These components are essential when it comes to keeping water, debris and animals away from your home. And although they’re often made of sturdy materials, soffit and fascia still need to be replaced over time.
Here are signs that you need to call a roofing contractor to replace your soffit and fascia:
1. Evidence of Pests and Small Animals
In cold climates, pests and other small animals look for shelter in roofs. If you start hearing constant buzzing above your head or discover signs of animal droppings or nests in your attic, you may have a problem with your soffits and fascias. Be sure not to leave these issues unaddressed for a long period of time and schedule a maintenance visit as soon as possible.
2. The Paint Is Cracking or Peeling
Exterior paint is an important factor in curb appeal. It also affects the potential resale value of your property in the future. If you start seeing flaking or peeling paint on your soffits and fascias, consider the needed roof repair or replacement as an opportunity to upgrade your home.
3. Poor Ventilation
The soffit acts as a ventilation tool for your attic. It helps draw out stale air and moisture from your living space, preventing condensation and mildew buildup. The soffit also reduces the chance of wood rot as well as improves energy efficiency inside your home. If you are experiencing these specific issues, then you might want to confirm whether or not your soffits are still in good condition. If damaged, find a replacement quickly to avoid living a compromised situation at home.
Ready to give your exterior a needed boost? Turn to Patriot Roofing LLC for a smooth and stress-free experience! We offer a range of professional remodeling services — from roof maintenance to siding and gutter installation — to residential and commercial clients in and around Moore, OK. Call us at (405) 996-6787 or fill out our online contact form to start a conversation with one of our specialists.