Gutters are overlooked when thinking of roof protection and repairs, but they actually take a lot of damage as rain and debris hits them before falling off the roof. Here are some signs you need fascia and soffit repair:
While the soffit and fascia are there to provide an extra layer of protection for the gutters, if the gutters themselves are broken, they are just further damaging the wood barriers beneath it.
Tons of moisture will eventually rot out even the strongest type of wood. Rotting wood is not only unsightly, it can lead to asbestos, mold, or mildew.
Cracks or Holes in the Soffit
Often made of wood or vinyl, this area beneath your gutters often attract insects, vermin, and birds as they build nests. They will burrow through the wood and end up inside your home, creating more problems.
Fascia can be seen from street level, and while not necessarily posing any immediate leak threats, peeling paint is unsightly. Waterproof paint or roof coatings can help keep your wood fascia lasting for as long as possible.
Fascia and soffit also are great ventilators to the attic and upper levels of the house. If your attic is extremely hot or stuffy, this is a good indication that your fascia and soffit need repairs or replacing.