Roofs are made up of a lot of different parts and unless you’re a professional roofer, handy person, or experienced homeowner, you may not know what those parts are or why they are important. Soffit and fascia are parts of the roof that often go unnoticed despite their importance. Here’s everything you need to know about soffit and fascia so that you can ensure the health of your current or future home’s roof.
Fascia (pronounced fa-sea-ah) is the surface under the edge of your roof, connected to the rafters, where the roof and gutters are connected. It is often made from wood and it acts as a barrier between the exterior and interior of your roof.
Fascia is an extremely important part of the roof because if it were to be damaged in any way (rotting or splitting are the two most common causes), it could cause a great number of damages or inconveniences to your home such as water damage or rodent/pest nesting. Be sure to maintain your fascia on a regular basis.
Soffit (pronounced saw-fit) lives beneath fascia and is the underside of the overhanging part of a roof. If you notice any holes in your soffit, this is normal: they are there to promote airflow and help remove heat and moisture from your attic. This prevents things such as rot and mold and also helps the overall quality of air in your home.
Soffit is a highly customizable part of your roof, meaning that you can get it in any colour, style, or design that you’d like to truly personalize your home. Just be sure to always reach out to your local professional roofers the moment it shows any sign of wear and tear as this may be a sign of bug or small animal infestation.
So, understanding fascia and soffit isn’t as hard as you’d think, but maintaining it could be. If you need more information about your home’s fascia and soffit or if you need assistance with its maintenance, call Turnbull Roofing today at 905-579-7663 for the best roofing service in Oshawa and surrounding areas.