The roofing system is made up of different components with specific functions. Among them are the soffit and fascia. The soffit is the material connecting the roof overhang and the side of your building. Without it, you’ll have mold buildup and rotting beams to replace, and a home that is never healthy. The fascia, on the other hand, is a board that runs along the roofline and connects to the ends of the rafters and trusses. It holds the gutters in place and prevents moisture from entering the roof.
Here, we take a closer look at these roofing components.
The fascia is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. Generally fixed to the lower ends of the roof trusses, it supports the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles. The fascia board also holds the gutters and carries the weight of the eaves. This is not an easy task, especially in heavy rains.
In a downpour, the roof could push several gallons of water per second into its gutters. Fascia is generally constructed from wood, aluminum, vinyl or uPVC. New View Roofing are the storm repair experts to call for the repair and maintenance of your fascia.
The soffit is both an aesthetic and functional part of a roofing system. It’s the skin that covers your eaves and rafter beams. Having a soffit with the style and color you like will add some instant and easy character to your building.
Soffits protect your rafters from the weather, mold buildup and rotting beams. With vented soffits, air can flow and provide regular air circulation in your attic. Air flow is very important for your entire home. Without ventilation, condensation will form in the roof, leading to timber decay.
If you’re undertaking a roofing project, make sure to ask your trusted roofing repair contractors for proper soffit ventilation. New View Roofing serves homeowners in The Colony, TX, and nearby areas. Call us at (469) 250-0016 to schedule a consultation.