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5 Signs Your Soffit &/or Facia Need Replaced

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Soffits and fascia are key structural components that keep water, debris, and animals out. While sturdy, these features can fail & sometimes need to be replaced. Is it time to replace your homes soffits or fascias? Here are 5 things to look out for that should answer that question. 1. Signs of Unwanted Guests Especially during colder weather, your home looks like great shelter to desperate pests looking for shelter. If you hear noises above your head or find signs of nests or droppings in your attic, you may have an issue with your fascias and soffits. It’s important to catch this issue early on as left unattended, pests can cause expensive damage to your home. 2. Your Paint Is Cracking and Flaking Curb appeal matters when buying and selling a home, but certain things go beyond just looking pretty. If you start to notice flaking or cracked paint on your soffits or fascia, it may be time for a replacement. These issues, along with bubbles in the paint can cause water to leak into your home. This will cause damage and could lead to unhealthy mold growth. 3. Questionable Ventilation Soffits help provide ventilation for your home, especially the attic. Proper ventilation extends the like of your roof. It limits heat, moisture, and the build-up of condensation. These features reduce the risk of rotting wood and improve air conditioner efficiency. If they are significantly damaged, consider having The Soffit King come take a look for you to determine the proper course of action needed & in what time frame it should be done. 4. Leaky and Wobbly Gutters Are your gutters leaking? Have they started to droop or sag? If so, it may be time to invest in new soffits and fascia. Fascia provides structural support for gutters so if it becomes damaged, the gutters will no longer perform as expected.

5. Water Spots

Water spots on your ceiling inside your home around the perimeter walls is a sure sign of soffit, facia &/or gutter failure. Immediate attention is needed in order to eliminate further damages to your home.

Now that you know the major signs of soffit/facia failures it should be clear when you need to replace soffits and fascia. While it may seem like a big undertaking, when you work with the right people, it will be a stress-free experience. Have some additional questions or want to discuss your specific situation? Please contact us and we would love to help you out!

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