Why Soffit Repair Is Necessary
Soffits and fascia boards are used to safeguard the underside of your roof’s eaves or rafters, provide ventilation, keep out pests, and draw heat and moisture away from your house.
However, they are susceptible to damage and can lead to moisture, mold and rot problems. If you notice any signs of deterioration, don’t wait – get your soffits fixed today!
Rotted Fascia Boards
Fascia boards at the ends of your roof are an integral component of weather protection for your home. They support gutters and catch rainwater that falls from above as it enters.
However, over time the wood may rot and weaken due to moisture seeping underside of boards. This water can encourage mold, fungus or algae growth on fascia boards, leading to sagging and instability.
In this case, you may need to replace the entire board. The best way to do this is to take apart the old one and measure it for a template when making the new one.
By doing this, you can cut the fascia board flush to the rafter tails and attach it directly onto the tail. This will help eliminate having to screw in a new fascia at exactly the same angle as the old one.
Gutters are an essential component of your home’s drainage system, diverting rainwater away from vulnerable areas like foundations. Without gutters, standing water could potentially wreak havoc on your structure and encourage mold growth.
Gutter leaks can be costly problems, so it’s wise to have your gutters inspected and repaired as soon as possible.
Leaking gutters can be caused by a variety of issues, from bad joints to loose fasteners. Fortunately, these issues are usually fixable through caulking or replacing sections of the system.
Another indication of a leaking gutter is a gap between the gutter and fascia board. This indicates that there has been an obstruction in the system; if this is true, use either a gutter scoop or garden hose to clear away the obstruction.
Animals build nests for many reasons, such as to protect their young from harsh climate conditions or predators or to hide eggs. Birds typically create nests out of loose twigs or more complex structures made up of nesting material – which serves both as a specialised tool for egg laying and guarding as well as providing them with food sources.
Some bird groups, however, construct nests of specialized materials–male sticklebacks creating mud basins (often using secretions from their kidneys) and female blue tits creating mounds of feathers by kinking their necks.
These behavioral variations may be explained by ‘cultural founder effects’  and’social learning strategies,’ where local nesting traditions were initiated by the first woman to build, then copied by her neighbors who followed suit.
Most people overlook the soffits surrounding their roof, but these can be a breeding ground for pests. If you notice bees or wasps making nests in your soffits, it’s time to take action and address the issue.
Rodents may try to enter your attic through gaps in soffits, so be sure to call in professionals for trapping and creating an exclusion plan.
Termites are an increasingly common pest that can wreak havoc on your home’s wood if they infiltrate through your roof or soffits beneath it. They particularly enjoy drywood, which is what most soffit and fascia materials consist of.
A professional soffit repair company will use galvanized steel mesh to plug the gap, then apply caulking around its edges for permanent sealing. It’s an economical way to keep pests out of your home’s attic space for good.