Everything about your home is a wonderful investment if you pay attention carefully. The most impactful features are definitely those you can easily view from the streets: an energy-efficient replacement window, modern French patio door, and colorful asphalt shingles. But did you know that the roofing system offers more than the functionality of its shingles?
Two often overlooked features are the soffits and fascias. The soffit particularly keeps the airflow between the roof and attic steady, while the fascias support the gutters to hold rainwater. They are essential tools to protect your home from insects, fallen leaves, debris, and most importantly water infiltration.
For your home to remain in great condition, you need to watch out for these signs that tell you it’s time to replace your old soffits and fascias.
Is your attic heating up strangely? Soffits are mainly responsible for proper ventilation in your home, so it’s definitely bad news when there’s questionable ventilation going on in the room directly below the roof. If not controlled, this will lead to excessive moisture and condensation buildup, eventually causing more potential hazards like the growth of mold and mildew.
Presence of Pests
Colder months attract more pests inside the home. When you hear the buzzing of insects and see droppings in your attic especially during the winter, then there’s a possible issue with your soffits and fascias. Pests are great disturbances to the comfort of your home, so make sure to call your local roofing contractor and replace the affected roofing parts right away.
Fascias provide structural support to your gutters. If your gutters begin to droop or leak, then it’s a sign that you’re dealing with faulty fascias already. In the end, a compromised gutter system is something you want to avoid no matter what since it’s responsible for successfully preventing water from infiltrating your home.
Need help with replacing dysfunctional soffits and fascias? Turn to Turner Home Improvement Contractors, a leading provider of cost-effective roofing and siding replacement services.
Call us today at (860) 266-1288 for more details, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. Our service areas include Glastonbury, CT, and nearby communities.