It can be apparent when a home needs new gutters. Signs of gutter damage can include an overflow of water and small ditches along side outer walls of the home. When it rains, it pours and the yard and foundation pay the price. What many are not aware of is the extent of damage to your fascia and soffit boards hidden behind the gutters.
What is it, why should I care?
Fascia is part of your roofing system that is used to create a barrier between the outside and the edge of the roof. Fascia can typically be seen from the street level. The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is referred to as the soffit or eave.
Fascia and soffit are typically made from wood materials. Being so, they can and will rot. You may be wondering what this has to do with Gutters. Typically, gutters are mounted to the Fascia board. So, while needing new gutters may be apparent, the surprise may come when once the gutter has been removed and rotten fascia and/or soffit is found.
What does this mean?
When your fascia and/or soffit are rotten, they no longer provide a stable base for gutters. They also pose a risk for mold and mildew that can spread down the side of your home, and pose a risk for potential roof leaks.
How can we help?
When Duckworth Gutters comes out for a gutter installation job, they come fully prepared to replace fascia and soffit where needed, thus ensuring a secure, job-well-done.
How does it all work together?