If the shingles keep the roofing system safe from harsh elements coming from above, it’s the soffit and fascia that keep those threats from getting through the side and from below the roof eaves. That said, these two components are also prone to having problems. Here are signs that say you should get the soffit and fascia replaced.
Presence of Pests
Your soffit is designed to keep the roof’s underside protected. Unfortunately, they also provide a good spot for pests like insects and other animals to use for shelter. If your soffit has a hole somewhere, these pests can get inside your roofing system to cause more problems. You need to have your soffit and fascia replaced before the problem gets to that point.
The soffit and fascia will do their jobs well if they’re in perfect shape. However, constant temperature changes and general wear and tear can cause these components to get warped, creating gaps along the seams that can compromise their effectiveness. Roofing experts recommend having any warped panels replaced ASAP to prevent further damage.
This one’s specific to the fascia, but still just as important. The fascia serves as the anchor point for your gutter. If you notice that your gutters are tilted, or there’s a bit of wobble even with just a mild wind, there’s a good chance that your fascia is already deteriorating. Have the fascia replaced before the gutter ends up falling off.
Avoiding DIY Replacements
These telltale signs may require urgent action, but that’s not an excuse for you to attempt a DIY fix. Our roofing repair experts recommend having soffit and fascia replacement done by certified and well-equipped pros. This way, you not only stay safe, but you also avoid the risk of making costly mistakes that could end up making matters worse.
Have your soffit and fascia fixed by our team of experts. Twin Cities Siding Professionals is the most trusted roofing and siding company in Minneapolis and other areas near the Twin Cities. You can call us at (651) 967-0873 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.