Much like the need to replace flashing, fascias and soffits replacement often occurs during the installation of a new roofing system. These two areas of the roofing system, explained in our roof anatomy post, are much different than flashing while still performing very necessary duties to ensure a healthy roof for years to come. Roof ventilation is an important aspect of every roofing project, especially here in the Northeast as the first line of defense against ice dams. While ridge vents at the top of a roof are the most observable ventilation piece, soffits are just as important to help an attic and roofing system breath. On the other hand, fascias are not as critical to roof function, but they help in making the project look finished, and to keep exposed edges safe and free from birds and rodents. This is not exactly a straightforward installation so there are several aspects homeowners should know about fascias and soffits replacement.
Fascias and Soffits Replacement Are Critical for a Finished Look
Fascias and Soffits are some of the more eye-catching pieces on any roofing system, and keeping them in good working order leads to a more visually appealing and health roof. As previously stated, soffits are critical to proper roof ventilation to allow air to pass through your roofing system properly. As found in our anatomy post, these are the pieces found under the eaves of your roof with holes to allow air passage. On the other hand, fascias are the trim pieces found along the roof edge next to the soffits and along the roof life. These pieces protect the vulnerable edges of the roofing system and really tie the whole project together. Fascia boards come in many different materials, and depend on the overall roof style, budget, and climate. This is the area that allows for gutters to be attached as well.
These are Roof Wear Items
Due to their location, both fascias and soffits face the majority of weather that your roofing system experiences. Based upon their materials, these areas, especially fascias, can rot which exposes your roof and attic to the weather. These boards are both aesthetic and functional for every roofing system and therefore their upkeep is paramount to overall roof health. At the same time, if soffits fail and/or become blocked, your roof health may suffer. In any case, fascias and soffits replacement are warranted to keep your roof functioning properly and effectively.
If you’re in need of fascias and soffits replacement, Ranch Roofing is here to help. Since 1996 we have been helping residents of the greater Boston area with all manners of roofing from replacement to repair. Our sales team is standing by to help you with free estimates, to best walk you through your options and guide the process from start to finish. For more information, contact us today.