It is ideal for homeowners to recognize potential problems in their property. Doing so will allow them to address such problems immediately and save more time and money along the way. One of the most important home features one should be mindful of is the roof. Its complexity suggests the need for an in-depth inspection of each of its components prior to a roof repair.
Among them is what’s called a ‘soffit,’ which refers to “something fixed underneath.” It is a finishing material, which can be made of cement or wood, that is placed to cover the underside of your roof overhang by roofing contractors. The location of soffits makes them a prime target for water damage, mold, and rot, and hence, it should be included in any annual roof inspection. Water that penetrates and pools will damage both the soffit and beams of the roof.
To easily determine and check the issues with your roofing, here’s a list of the common soffit problems you may encounter:
- Damaged and clogged gutters upon poor installation.
- Structural defects due to missing shingles.
- An ice dam causing water to go inward.
- Birds, squirrels, and other small animals finding their way into the eave space to nest.
Soffits are usually made from vinyl because it is a water-resistant and cost-effective material. It’s made to regulate the temperature in your attic and through the rest of your home, making it a comfortable place to live. Find cracks, holes, and rot to avoid an easy entrance for water, dirt, or insects, and small animals.
Should these signs begin to appear, do not hesitate to call for expert assistance to have them examined. Roof replacement can be recommended as an option depending on the situation, rest assured, this will be beneficial for your family for a long period of time.
For other roof replacement inquiries, call ABM Services & Renovations Inc at (470) 828-0238, or fill out this form. We serve in Atlanta, McDonough, and nearby areas in GA.