Reroof and Dormer Services Provider in Baltimore Explains the Importance of Soffits and Fascia
McHenry Roofing, a roofing contractor based in Baltimore, MD, that provides a comprehensive range of roofing services in Baltimore and neighboring areas, including dormer and reroofing services, has explained the importance of soffits and fascia. The fascia is the long, straight board that is placed under the lower edge of the roof. It usually has the function of providing support for the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles and also the gutters. The soffit is the board placed under the fascia board and is typically hidden from view for the purpose of curb appeal. The soffit is vital because it contains venting that will ensure regular flow of air between the roof and attic. This airflow is essential to prevent the accumulation of moisture in the attic that can result into mold growth. Without this venting that controls the temperature in the attic and the other parts of the home, moisture can get trapped in the attic and cause problems.
A spokesperson for McHenry Roofing says, “If you notice brown stains or paint that is peeling off, you should pay particular attention to any soffit damage. These are indications that water has been penetrating the boards, which has started to destroy them. Wood, aluminum, and vinyl are just a few of the materials that can be used to create soffits and fascia. The most common material, vinyl, is heat and moisture resistant and is quite effective at controlling the temperature in your home, which can help you save money on energy bills.”
It is also important to not that the soffits and fascia play an important part in enhancing the curb appeal of the home. The soffit, which can be made of wood, aluminum, or vinyl, is used to hide the rafter tails from view. In addition to improving curb appeal and preventing moisture from getting into the attic, it can also prevent pests, such as squirrels, birds, rodents, and insects, from the getting into the attic. Meanwhile, the fascia, which is attached to the roof edge and is perpendicular to the soffit, will also hide the unsightly rafters and also prevent pests and moisture from getting inside the home. But the fascia also has the additional function of supporting the gutters and drain pipes.
Having the knowledge and experience about soffits and fascia and the structure of buildings in the Baltimore area, McHenry Roofing experts can help clients choose the kind of material to be used. Wood is the typical choice because it is affordable and convenient. It is possible to simply use the same material employed for the roofing deck. The disadvantage is that wood absorbs moisture unless it is protected with layers of paint. Wood can also warp, get damaged by pests, and water can gain entry once the paint is damaged.
Vinyl is an option that is also inexpensive but durable. It can be placed over wood fascia to allow the wood to last longer. It is also resistant to insects, rust, moisture, and rot. However, it can get warped. Meanwhile, aluminum can be used as the soffit or fascia either alone or on top of wood. However, it is more costly and needs expert installation. Another option is composite, which is made from recycled wood chips, plastic bonded with epoxy resin, and sawdust but it it is expensive.
McHenry Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing contractor that has served Baltimore and nearby areas for over 27 years. They provide a full range of roofing services, for both commercial and residential clients, including: pitched roofing; flat roofing; metal roofing; commercial roofing; gutter guards; gutters and downspouts; soffit and fascia repair; skylights and sun tunnels; home insurance coverage; and other related services. Their service area includes various neighborhoods in Baltimore, including: South Baltimore, Charles Village, Bolton Hill, Brewers Hill, Riverside, Locust Point, Fells Point, Pigtown, Gwynn Oak, Upper Fells Point, Canton, Hollins Market, Highlandtown, Hampden, Otterbein, Arbutus, Baltimore Highlands, Federal Hill, Dundalk, Glen Burnie, Cantonsville, Linthicum Heights, Lochearn, Halethorpe, Parkville, Rosedale, Overlea, Woodlawn, and Towson.
When looking for a roofing company near Charles Village or other communities in Baltimore, residents can visit the McHenry Roofing website or contact them through the phone or via email. They are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.
For more information about McHenry Roofing, contact the company here:
1642 Beason St Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21230