Most people think of their roof as the shingles or metal roofing on top of their home. And although that’s true, your roofing system is more than just what you see on top of your home. Your roofing system includes many parts. Two of the most neglected are your soffits and fascia. When you have broken soffit or fascia or soffit damage, you’re exposing your home, not only to the elements, but also pests of all kinds.
What is a Soffit?
The soffit is a part of your roofing system that is in the overhanging part of your roof’s eve. If you look up while standing below your roof, you’ll typically see something with small holes. Those holes are an important part of your attic ventilation.
What is Fascia?
Your fascia or fascia board is the vertical board that connects the roof to your home. It may be covered in metal or it may be a fiberboard. No matter its material, it can be damaged and lead to a roof leak.
How Serious is Fascia or Soffit Damage?
Obviously, the extent of the damage determines just how serious it really is. However, broken soffit can lead to pests including wasps, carpenter bees and even rodents making a home in your attic. Any animal in your home can cause more damage. Fascia damage usually leads to a water leak. Many times, people think the leak is at their windows or in their siding because of where the water shows itself. In short, both rotting fascia and a broken soffit can cost you thousands in damage and significantly less if you address the issue with a roofing company for repair as soon as you notice a problem.
We Can Help
If you don’t have a roofing company in Nashville or Knoxville who you trust, call Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation. We offer roofing inspections and a free roof repair estimate. Call us today at (865) 248-2772 or (615) 645-4500 or fill out our contact form. We’re licensed and insured and highly rated by our customers.