The soffit board is an inconspicuous but essential part of your roofing system. In a certain sense, it allows your roof to breathe. Of course, like any other roofing component, the soffit board might suffer damage due to wear and tear. What are the soffit issues you need to keep an eye out for?
Common Soffit Issues
Moisture damage – Without proper maintenance, your soffit boards, like the rest of your roof, can become more susceptible to moisture damage over time. Certain types of soffit boards, like wooden ones, are high maintenance. If you live in a rainy area, most contractors would recommend installing vinyl or aluminum soffit boards, which are more resistant to moisture and have lower maintenance needs.
Dry rot – Dry rot is a type of fungus that’s usually found in timber with moisture content in excess of 20%. This fungus can rob wooden roofing components of their rigidity, causing cracks to form.
Pests – Pests love to nest in small, dark spaces, so they might try to infiltrate your attic through the holes in the soffit board. Large pests can damage your roof, not to mention pose a health hazard.
The Importance of Routine Roofing Maintenance
Keep in mind that the warning signs of soffit or roofing damage are barely noticeable. By the time warning signs start to emerge, it’s already too late to mitigate damage. That’s why you should have a professional roofing contractor routinely inspect your roof. The sooner roofing issues are addressed, the better.
Looking for roofers near you? Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a roofing contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
ABM Services & Renovations, a company with over a decade of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including commercial roof installation services. To get a free quote, call us at (770) 282-3700 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Locust Grove and Sandy Springs, GA, as well as the surrounding communities. Talk to us today!