Being a responsible homeowner entails learning more about how your home is built and what each of its components is good for. Your roof, for instance, is not just a sheet of metal or a bunch of shingles stuck together to cover your home. A roof is a system of various parts which need to be in good condition, at all times, to function optimally. In this article, roof replacement expert, Fields Roof Service, briefly explains two roofing components – soffits and fascias.
Where They Are
You don’t have to get up on roofs to figure out where soffits and fascias are located. Both components are easily identifiable from the ground. Along your eaves are the fascias – horizontal boards, against which, gutters are usually positioned. Adjacent to the fascias are soffits, forming the underside of a roof.
What They Do
Without soffits and fascias, your roof may look as though it’s in a state of disrepair. Such perception can adversely affect your home’s curb appeal, which may possibly lessen your home’s value later on. The idea that pests or small animals can enter your home anytime doesn’t help either.
One of the things roof maintenance experts like Fields Roof Service ensures during roof inspections is adequate ventilation throughout your roof. If you have vented soffits, they should always be kept in good condition as they help maintain good air circulation and temperature indoors.
In the event of gutter failure, fascias can prevent water from seeping directly into your roof or even further down into your foundation. Without fascia boards, your home may be more vulnerable to moisture damage.
Be better-acquainted with your roof at home with the help of Fields Roof Service. We specialize in asphalt roof, single-ply roof, and modified bitumen roof installation for residential and commercial properties. We are a proud member of the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, and the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County. Call us at (253) 200-5981 or fill out our contact form here.