A lot of homeowners are unaware of how important role their fascias, soffits and gutters play in protecting their roof. Not only do they protect against water damage, but they also keep your home looking neat by keeping leaves, dirt and debris from building up on your roof. With all these benefits, it’s no wonder why many experts recommend that homeowners regularly maintain their fascias, soffits and gutters to ensure maximum protection for your home. 

Inspect for leaks

You may not think that a leaking gutter is a big deal – after all, it’s just one small part of your roof. However, in reality this can lead to more serious issues as it encourages mould growth and rainwater could rot the roof. This never ends well because repairing a rotten roof is difficult and costly. The best way to avoid this problem from occurring at all is by inspecting for leaks on your gutters or any other parts of the house that are prone to water damage and fix them before they get worse. 

Unclog gutters

Clogged gutters can be an expensive problem. It is possible to prevent clogs in your gutter by regularly cleaning and removing debris from the area. This will help keep leaves, twigs, pine needles etc., out of your guttering system which will allow water to flow away easily when it rains

Look out for flaked paint

Sometimes, the paint of your soffits and fascia boards can start to flake or peel. This is a more common issue with timber rather than uPVC, but it still needs attention if you want to keep your home looking fresh. Not only does this not look good, but when the paint starts to come away from wood it’s important that you check for any signs of rot before it gets worse. By sanding and repainting as soon as possible once the paint starts to deteriorate on these external surfaces, you can help rejuvenate their appearance again – which will make them last longer in general too.

Check for damp and rot

If you spot any signs of damp or rot on your roof, it’s important to call a professional for an inspection. A lot can be done with the right materials and know-how in order to prevent the problem from spreading. You may be able to just replace one section as opposed to replacing everything that is affected by this issue which will help keep costs low while maintaining your home’s integrity.

Fascias, soffits and gutters are all important parts of your roof that need to be cared for. If you don’t take care of them, they can deteriorate quickly which will lead to a leaky roof or worse. We offer professional installation services as well as maintenance in order to keep these essential components functioning properly throughout the life cycle of your home. Give us a call today if you think this might be an area where we could help!