Roof repairs often involve shingle replacement or deteriorated flashing repairs. The roof overhang is an important area that’s often forgotten about. Soffit eaves are often the first areas to give into rot and decay over time. A soffit is tucked under the fascia boards, and a board covers the underside of your roof overhang. They often play an important role in ventilation. If your soffit boards aren’t looking good, here’s how to go about soffit repair.
Inspecting Your Soffit
The first step is to conduct a thorough inspection of your soffit. The soffit plays a vital role in keeping rain from getting into your roof boards and rafters. Water can collect in your rafters if your soffit is poorly maintained. Over time, you may require an extensive repair. Routine gutter cleaning time is a great opportunity to inspect your soffit and fascia boards for damage. This should be done by a professional roofer. Specifically, one who specializes in soffit repair. They will be able to do a thorough inspection to detect any signs of wear and tear. They will look for any insect nests as well as for mold or mildew. Your soffit boards and vents may just need a good clean, but you may need a larger repair job.
Repairing Your Soffit
Once your roofer has determined the extent of the damage, the next step is the repair. Your roofer will follow a planned-out repair procedure which will include a few steps.
Removal Of Mold Or Mildew
If your soffit has mold that’s present, your roofer will use a flat bar and some cleaning solution to effectively remove the mold. An air compressor is sometimes used to blast away any dust or debris that may be in the soffit area.
Replacement Of The Rotting Soffit
The next step is to remove the decaying soffit boards. New soffit boards are then measured and cut. These are normally made from plywood. Keep in mind that if your soffit is ventilated, then the appropriate ventilated boards will be used to replace them. The idea is to match the remaining boards as close as possible. The new soffit boards are then coated using a waxy sealant. This will protect them from any water damage. After this preparation, they are attached to the underside of the eave using screws.
Replacement Of Any Surrounding Parts
Fascia boards and rafter tails are closely connected to soffits. A reputable roofer will perform a holistic repair job on your roof. A thorough check of the fascia boards and rafter tails will also take place.
Scheduled Maintenance Is Key
The best soffit repair is no soffit repair. Following a scheduled maintenance program ensures the prevention of costly repairs. A professional contractor will offer a maintenance plan to fit your needs. This will involve regular inspections and minor repairs as required. Regular maintenance will save you a lot of money and inconvenience in the long run.
The Soffit Repair Professionals
At AABCO Roofing we offer high-quality and cost-effective solutions for any roofing need. Our experienced team will be able to conduct a thorough soffit inspection and repair at your convenience. We are Ygrene certified which offers you safe and convenient financing options. We’ve been servicing South Florida for over 30 years, and we’re ready to help you in whatever way we can. Call us today at (954) 426-8500 for your roof repair.