With regular maintenance, you can expect your roof to last longer and keep you protected against the elements. Routine inspection is a key element of proper roof care because not all signs of damage can be easily detected. Also, some parts of your roof are more susceptible to damage than others.
A trusted metal roofing installer shares common problem areas in roofs.
Soffit refers to the exposed area underneath the overhanging part of the roof eave. It’s also the finished surface below the fascia. Vented soffits feature small holes that help warm, moist air escape your home. They are essential in keeping your attic well-ventilated and preventing rot in the rafters and sheathing. To prevent water-related issues, check this component for cracks, holes, and rot.
Roof trim or fascia is the front board along the roofline. It’s the vertical finishing edge that joints to the ends of rafters trusses, and the area where the gutter connects to the roof. It protects the edge of the roof and your interior against the elements, especially water. Because of fascia, the edge of your roof looks even. If you see signs of rot or damage on your fascia, immediately contact a local provider of roofing services.
Flashing seals the edges of your roof, walls, drains, valleys, penetrations and other areas where the roofing surface is interrupted. It keeps water from entering your home, preventing mold, rot, and water damage. This component is typically made from aluminum or galvanized steel. Weather extremes and harsh elements can damage your flashing or loosen it. You can ensure your roof’s flashing is in good shape by getting regular inspections and having the system checked after a weather event.
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Call us at (847) 558 1967 (Illinois) or (414) 405 1520 (Wisconsin). You may also complete our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in Glenview, IL, and nearby communities.