Fascia boards may look like ordinary trim that finishes off the front of your roof edges, but they’re also an integral part of any well-built roofing system. They help prevent the outdoor elements from entering your attic and causing damage. But what do you do if you see some sections of your fascia rotting? Our gutter installation experts share their insights:
The Common Causes
The fascia boards aren’t just a layer of protection between the roof’s edges and the outdoors; they also carry your home’s entire gutter system. If some sections of your fascia boards are rotting, it can often be a sign that water has infiltrated and caused damage to their structural integrity. This is often due to poor workmanship when the drip edges or gutters were installed, but it can also be caused by neglecting routine maintenance for your roof and gutter system.
Preventing Future Damage
Of course, regular care and maintenance is the best solution to keep your fascia free of damage. But you should also make sure that your gutters are clean as well to prevent clogs that cause water pooling and damage to your fascia boards. And as an added measure to keep your gutters clog-free, consider having gutter guards installed. This makes gutter-cleaning much less tedious as you won’t have to worry about leaves and debris clogging up the system.
What Your Contractor Can Do
If you have rotting damage on your fascia boards, it’s important to address the issue before it spreads to the rest of your roof. When you have your damaged fascia replaced by professionals, they will do a thorough inspection to determine the extent of the damage. You can also ask them to check if the soffits are affected, as this is usually the case when fascia boards are water-damaged. They will also ensure that the seams of the fascia are lined up with the rafters so that future water leaks are avoided.
When it comes to top-notch gutter repairs, you can count on Patriot Gutters to get the job done efficiently. Call us at (405) 701-0909 or fill out our online contact form to get started today! We serve our customers in Moore, OK and neighboring areas.