Fascia Board And Soffit Repair
If you own a home, apartment building, or office complex it is important to understand a few basic but important maintenance principles. Property managers, real estate agents, and homeowners all want their structure to look attractive and remain problem free. They all do not relish costly repair bills because of neglect. However, there still may be many unavoidable types of repairs that will be necessary throughout the year to keep a structure looking good and for it to last a long time.
This will be especially true for any structure that utilizes wood in areas such as siding, wood decks, doors, windows, or roofing. For example, roof repair is usually a matter of replacing rusted flashing or damaged wooden shingles. However, the section of a roof that is often the first area to succumb to rot or other weather-related problems is the soffit, gutter, eave, or fascia board.
Fascia boards and soffits are front-line and center when it comes to the onslaught of inclement weather. Wooden soffits and fascia boards are extremely susceptible to water damage. Water damage can result because of damaged shingles, faulty gutters, improperly installed flashing, or ice dams. Once the water has entered and seeped into these areas it will eventually produce rot. The rotten area grows and develops because the wooden soffits and fascia boards remain soggy. The water is stagnant inside a dank, dark space.
Also, soffit and fascia damage can result from squirrels or birds that nest inside. These type of critters are especially drawn to a water damaged soffit or fascia because it offers them less resistance. Other issues may include hornets and bees that build their nests inside of these water-damaged areas.
This is one of the main reasons why property managers and real estate agents have a contact number of a reputable inspection repair company included among their contact list of tradesmen and contractors. A qualified tradesman can easily remove any damaged soffits and fascia and replace them with the same wood material or with rot-resistant materials such as aluminum or vinyl.
Properly installed soffits and fascia will last for years and they will be problem free if they are installed and protected in the right way. A knowledgeable and professional tradesman will be able to not only provide the materials and installation but he will also be able to do an annual inspection so as to prevent future issues.