It’s been a chilly start to 2021, with the UK experiencing the coldest night since 1995 as -22.9C was recorded in Scotland last week. The winter can often be a testing time for roofing, with ice, wind and snow throwing everything at your home. For that reason, it’s vital to have a good understanding of whether your roof is prepared for the rest of the season.
With fascias and soffits being exposed to all of the elements, and so important to the function of your roof, it’s vital that they stay intact. In our latest blog, we’ll be exploring why fascias and soffits are so important and how to protect them this Winter.
Why Are Fascias and Soffits So Important?
One of the responsibilities of fascias and soffits is that they protect your roof from the rain. For example, without a fascia, the inner part of your roof would likely suffer significant structural damage. Fascias are also in place to allow your guttering to carry rainwater away from the outer walls of your home. This prevents damp from infiltrating your roof. You’ll find your fascias running horizontally along the point where your roof meets your outer walls.
Your soffits are installed very close to your fascias, and their main responsibility is to ventilate your property. Soffit boards are often made with vents and connect to the underside of fascias. This ventilation is what prevents damp from entering into your roof. It also adds natural protection to your outer walls and roofline from rain.
How To Spot If Your Fascias and Soffits Need Roof Repairs?
We’ll go on to discuss what you can look for to make sure your fascias and soffits are working at their optimum level. However, it’s important to firstly understand how this freezing weather can be affecting them. Your soffits work hard all year round to pull the moisture away from your insulation. Therefore, when it gets this cold, it’s even more important that your vents are fully functional. If not, moisture can get trapped, condensate and eventually freeze. If this happens, damp can start to cause structural damage to your home.
In order to prevent the weather damaging your property, there are a few routine checks that either you, or a contractor like ourselves can perform:
- Check for any obvious cracks or damage
- Overflowing gutters
- Gutter Blockages
- Flaking or peeling paint
- Rot or damp on your roofline
- Insects or Nests
If you happen to find any of these signs of deterioration, it’s important to act quick and seek a professional who can help with roof repairs. The quicker that these issues can be found and fixed, the higher chance you have of avoiding a full roof replacement.
Roofing Repairs With East Midlands Roofing
Here at East Midlands Roofing, we can offer professional advice whether that’s to spot the problem or come up with a solution. Once the problem has been identified, our experienced and friendly team will be happy to carry out the work. With over 20 years of experience in fascia and soffit installation, we’re confident that we can take on even the most complex of roofing jobs. Our friendly and professional team are highly trained and committed to delivering the best customer experience possible.
When it comes to the installation of fascias and soffits in Nottingham and the East Midlands, you’re unlikely to find better workmanship than from our roofers. We believe that every roof should be built to last. Our team also recognises that when you have repairs done, you will want it to look aesthetically pleasing and maybe even add value to your home. As a result, we have a wide range of fascias and soffits to suit every taste and budget.
Request a Free No-Obligation Quote Today
If you’ve spotted a problem or you’re interested in organising a home visit, you can contact us for a free no-obligation quote today. Our team is on hand and happy to help with anything from a quick fix to a roof system replacement. More information on our full range of services can be found online as well as some examples of our work. Also, if you’ve found this article helpful, you may be interested in our guide on checking whether your gutter has been damaged by the winter. You can find all of our blog content in our news section.