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Your Guide to Understanding Soffits and Fascia

The soffits and fascia are two integral parts of a home’s gutter system. They help protect against water damage, prevent pests from entering, and also provide insulation. But, what is the difference between the two? Let’s take a look at these important components of your roofing system in detail. And remember: If any of these parts of your roof are damaged or need replacing, give Watergate Roofing a call for roofing repairs!

Your Guide to Understanding Soffits and Fascia

What Is a Soffit?

The soffit is the exposed underside of the eaves on your roof. It can be made of wood, aluminum, vinyl, or any other material. Typically, this material is weatherproofed and resistant to impacts from temperature fluctuations. Its main purpose is to provide ventilation for the attic space beneath it in order to keep temperatures down during hot summer days. It also helps eliminate moisture buildup that can lead to mold and rot.

Because of its element exposure, the soffit should be inspected regularly for signs of wear or damage. Damage can come from pests or extreme weather conditions like hail or strong winds. If it appears damaged, you should contact a professional roofer right away to replace it before further damage occurs.

What Is Fascia?

Fascia boards are typically located along the bottom edge of your roofline above the soffit. They act as an additional layer of protection between your home and inclement weather. They also provide additional structural support for your gutters and eaves. Fascia boards are usually made out of wood but can also be made out of PVC plastic or metal, depending on what type of roof you have installed on your home.

While they need less maintenance than soffits do, fascia boards should still be inspected regularly for signs of rot or warping due to exposure to rain and snow over time. If any signs appear, contact Watergate Roofing immediately for repair or replacement services before further damage occurs.

We Repair It All

Soffits and fascia are both important components of your home’s exterior that help protect against water damage, reduce energy costs by providing insulation, and prevent pests from entering your home. But sometimes, these parts of the roof require professional repairs. When this is the case, give Watergate Roofing a call at (317) 807-6637. We serve residents throughout Central Indiana, repairing and replacing all parts of the roof. So, request your estimate today, and let’s get to work!