Understanding the different parts of your roof can help you take better care of it. This is important because your roof is your home’s primary defense against water damage and the other effects of bad weather. In today’s article, Masters Roofing, the top roof replacement company in our local area, explains the difference between soffits and fascias and explains what each part does.
What Are Fascias?
The fascia is the exposed horizontal roof board that you see at the end of the rafters. It adds visual interest to your roof and it protects the roof structure and the interior from being exposed to the outside elements. Fascia also helps block out the roof tiling and helps secure rain guttering and water pipes. Fascias can be made from many different materials including timber, aluminum and uPVC.
What Are Soffits?
The soffit is located on the span beneath the rafter tails and it protects the rafter by sealing it in. Not all homes have soffits but they are useful. They help protect the inside of your property from bad weather and keep it free from insects and animals. As an expert roofing contractor, we recommend inspecting your soffit and fascia at least once a year.
Soffit and Fascia Issues
You should look for signs of these common issues. The rafters can often become the home of birds looking for a place to build a nest. Check your roof for any broken fascia or soffits. If you spot a nest, then call a professional to have it removed. You should also check for any signs of rot and damp on your fascia and soffits. If you spot any damage, then call us. We can easily replace it.
Masters Roofing is the leading roofing installation company in our local area and we have replaced more than 6000 roofs in the past six years alone. We are known for our superior workmanship and our first-class roofing products. No job is too big or too small for Masters Roofing. We offer a full range of residential roofing services along with other exterior home improvement services. We serve many areas including Memphis, TN. Call us at (901) 871-7663 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free estimate.