Have you ever wondered if fascia even serves a function for your roof? Does it need to be maintained? What does it mean when you see those new gaps in it?
Yes, fascia is essential. It protects your roof AND home! Keep reading to learn its benefits, how to recognize signs of wear, and when to replace it.
The Importance of Fascia
Fascia is the horizontal board that runs under the roof edge. It’s primarily for the cosmetic appeal of your house, but it also aids in supporting your roof. So, when fascia stays unmanaged, it may seem like a minor problem, but it can lead to serious structural issues.
Fascia in need of repair.
Fascia protects your house and roof in the following ways:
The Aesthetic Qualities
Fascia makes for a roof that looks finished. After all, it is the most visible part of the roof. In addition, having good fascia raises the value of your home because it increases curb appeal and prevents water infiltration.
Is It Time To Replace My Fascia?
Fascia doesn’t stand firm forever. Refer to this checklist of warning signs when inspecting your roof and house for signs of replacement or repair:
Enhance your home with intact fascia, and if you recognize any of these signs of damage, don’t wait! Treat your home with protection by having it replaced. Chances are if you are seeing damage to your fascia, there is damage elsewhere in the roofing system.
Contact Town Corners Roofing and Exteriors for a roof inspection and discuss what type of fascia is right for your home.
Damaged Siding On Your House and Chimney: What It Looks Like and When You Should Replace It
Fire hazards, high energy costs, and structural damage are risks of neglected siding. But did you know you should inspect it twice a year? Follow this guide to recognize damage to the siding on your house, chimney and even fireplace.
Avoid These Risks:
Forgetting to inspect your siding welcomes a range of consequences — from peeling indoor wallpaper to life-threatening fire hazards. Damage to the siding on your chimney or fireplace can cause carbon dioxide poisoning to everyone in your home!
On the less extreme, you risk structural and water damage. These aren’t fun to deal with. You may even start to see your energy bills go up.
Causes of Damage
Please don’t feel bad; it’s common to experience siding damage. It’s often due to improper installation of the water barrier, causing moisture, or the siding itself. Sometimes pests are the culprits, like termites and woodpeckers.
Remember forgetting to inspect is another major cause of damage, when a simple problem is allowed to go unnoticed, it becomes a bigger problem down the road!
Signs of Bad Siding
Some of the adverse events mentioned above are warning signals of damage to your siding: higher utility bills, water stains, wet spots, and the presence of pests. Additional signs of wear on your house from siding damage include:
As previously mentioned, damaged siding to your fireplace and chimney is an urgent issue. The following are additional problems to look out for:
If you spot any of these warning signals, get your FREE inspection ASAP! Also, keep maintaining the siding on your chimney and house to feel safe in your home.
Not another ceiling leak! Inconveniences like these signal that there will be more to come, but you can avoid the dangers and costs. Read on to know when to repair your roof and when to replace it.
Why It CAN’T Wait
So you run into a few roofing issues. Immediate repair or replacement is a luxury, right? Wrong. The expense will be a lot higher after dealing with emergencies as they come. These consequences include:
The rule of thumb is to inspect your roof at least twice a year. Its longevity varies by type of shingle. We primarily work with asphalt and metal at Town Corners Roofing and Exteriors.
Upon safely inspecting your roof in good weather, here are the signals that your roof needs fixing:
It is time to get a new roof if you find:
Asphalt is the most common medium for shingles. Its average lifespan is 15-25 years. Asphalt roofs need fixing upon hail damage, sagging sections, chipping, curling, sand granules, and substantial cracks.
Metal roofs typically last longer: 30-50 years. However, a replacement could be necessary if you notice peeling paint, significant discoloration, extreme rust, sagging sections, or leaks that don’t respond to simple repairs. These cases do require repair.
A simple repair includes repairing or replacing tiles, fixing flashings, patching leaks, and filling cracks.
The thicker shingle will last longer. At Town Corners Roofing and Exteriors we use CertainTeed Landmark Series shingles, a high-quality and beautiful product. So as long as you inspect your roof bi-annually, repair it upon warning signs, and replace it before its warranty, you’ll skip out on significant damage to your home. Town Corners Roofing and Exteriors serves West Michigan with complete roofing services, so feel safe about the roof over your head. A professional roofer can distinguish between the urgency of repair and replacement. So don’t wait, request your FREE roof inspection today!