Soffit & Fascia Repair
Most homeowners understand that the roof is the most important part of your home. It covers the interior of your house from all of the elements. What they don’t understand are the important roles fascia and soffits play in the protection of the exterior and interior of home in conjunction with the roof. The soffit is the exposed surface beneath the overhanging section of a roof eve. A Fascia is a vertical finishing edge connected to the ends of the rafters, trusses, or the area where the gutter is attached to the roof. The fascia protects the entire roof and the interior of the house from weather damage by blocking its entrance from the home.
The fascia board and soffit plywood rots because it rests on the roof shingles. Over the course of rain storms and years of abuse, the fascia board gets soaked up rain water. Soffit eaves and gable overhangs are susceptible to water damage caused by ice dams, improper flashing, torn shingles, and faulty gutters. Over time the damage spreads due to soggy wood in a dark, humid space. Animals tend to be attracted to water damaged fascia or soffits. Nests are built from insects while birds and squirrels tend to nest in this area due to the resistance these warped and damaged boards provide.
Soffits and Fascia are the first items to be damaged by water if the home’s gutters become clogged. If the soffit or fascia were to develop rot or show other signs of damage, it’s important that you call AJ’s Windows & Gutters Inc to provide the expert removal of the fascia and soffits while paying close attention to not compromising the nearby roof shingles or flashing. We have been serving the Chicagoland area since 1991 and are experts and the removing, repairing and replacing of fascia and soffits.