During home maintenance, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to overlook their soffits and fascia. These external components of your home are crucial to its protection, so you should pay more attention to them. Soffits and fascia are designed to withstand various elements, including rain, debris and even animals.
How will you know whether these parts need to be repaired or replaced? Here are four warning signs:
Flaking paint: While curb appeal is vital when selling or purchasing a home, it is not the only consideration to prioritize. There’s more to the image than simply how it looks. If you notice peeling or broken paint in your soffits and fascia, it means a repair is needed. Make sure to address these concerns because flaking paint – combined with paint bubbles – can allow water to leak into your home, causing mold growth.
Leaky gutters: Do your gutters leak? If so, it may be time to replace your soffits and fascia. Fascia offers structural support, so if it is damaged, the gutters will no longer function properly.To avoid recurring issues and costly repairs, immediately call for a professional to have this inspected and fixed.
Suspected asbestos: Because asbestos can be detrimental to your health and well-being, you should contact a team of pros as soon as you suspect asbestos was utilized in your existing soffits and fascia. They can assist you in determining whether you have a problem and how to remove it safely.
Uninvited guests: Nothing is more aggravating and inconvenient than having pests in your house. Your roof can be severely damaged by various creatures, from bugs to rats. Take note that soffits and fascia are supposed to keep them out of your roof and attic. If they continue to enter your home, it might signal a problem with these components.
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