Repairing Damage To Your Soffit And Fascia: What You Need To Know

Posted on: 1 April 2020

If you have damage to the soffit or fascia on your home, you need to do something to repair it quickly, or you may end up with damage to the interior of your home such as the walls or ceilings of your home. This can lead to damage to your belongings in your home, as well. All of this damage is going to add up and cost you a small fortune to repair and to replace. If you see damage to your soffit and fascia on your home, you need to make the repair. Read on for tips to repair this type of damage.

1. Find Out What Caused The Damage

The damage to your soffit and fascia was caused by something. If it was caused by rainwater, this may be because your gutters aren't holding up and doing their job as they should. Make sure your gutters are in good shape and aren't leaking anywhere. Also, be sure they aren't full of leaves and other debris. If they are full of debris, they can be causing a clog in the rainwater, which will eventually pour over and can leak into your soffit and fascia. Make necessary repairs to your gutters first and foremost so this type of damage doesn't occur again.

2. Remove The Damaged Soffit And Fascia

Take the damaged soffit and fascia off of your home. Then take a look inside your home to see what else may have gotten damaged. You may have structural damage to the beams inside your home. If this is the case, you should hire a professional roofer to make these repairs to your home. If the soffit and fascia are the only things that are damaged, you can replace them yourself. Find the pieces to match what is already on your home and cut them to fit on your home. Use nails to nail the soffit and fascia into proper placement.

3. Check For Roof Damage

If the damage to your soffit and fascia was caused by your gutters, you may also have roof damage. Feel the roof for any soft spots and look for any wet spots or stains on the roof as well. If you suspect damage to the roof, you should contact a roofer to make the repairs to your roof.

If you have soffit and fascia damage, you need to make the necessary repairs to prevent further damage to your home, or mold/mildew damage. Hire a roofer to do all of this work for you if you aren't able to make these repairs on your own.

To learn more about soffit and fascia repairs, contact a roofing repair contractor in your area.