Roofs are exposed to the elements and some parts succumb to wear and tear more than others. This is why one needs to keep an eye on certain components and call local roofing contractors for repairs as soon as they develop problems. In this blog, Edge 2 Edge Roofing shares the common problem areas of a roofing system.
The fascia is the vertical board that covers the roof edge, which works both as decorative trim and the part of the roof that the gutters are attached to. Fascia boards are vulnerable to moisture damage because of paint deterioration or if the gutters are installed using penetrative methods such as spikes or screws. Choosing gutter fasteners that do not penetrate the fascia board can help minimize moisture intrusion. Contact a roofing contractor if you notice signs of rot.
The soffit is the material that covers the overhang between the roof and the top of the exterior wall. It needs to be vented to allow air circulation in the attic, which helps reduce damage to the roof framing. If you’ve had a roof replacement project done recently, you’ll notice that the soffit is made of vinyl. Older types of soffits are made of wood and may develop cracks, holes and other signs of moisture damage.
Flashings are the strips of metal that protect valleys, chimney bases and other breaks in the roofing plane. It can get displaced or get pried loose by extreme weather, which is why it is one of the things roofing contractors always look out for when performing roofing inspections. Depending on the material, flashing can also succumb to the effects of moisture.
Gutters help keep rainwater away from the house foundations. It is important to keep gutters clean and clog-free so they can perform their job, which is not easy with leaves, dirt and debris constantly getting into the troughs. There’s also the matter of the gutters being thrown out of pitch, getting damaged by moisture, or the fasteners falling off from the strain caused by the elements. This is why you should stick to regular gutter maintenance. When conducted twice a year, you can expect improved long-term performance with less chance of the gutters succumbing to the elements.
Edge 2 Edge Roofing is the residential roofing company to turn to for all your roofing needs. Give us a call at (770) 783-3305 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Roswell, GA, and the surrounding areas. Customers in Florida and Texas can reach us at our toll-free number (877) 488-3343.