seasons change, time to clean out your gutters!
Fall is just around the corner and you know what that means? The temperature will get cooler and the leaves will start to fall into your roof’s gutters. Then when the rain starts to show up again it will make those gutters even more clogged and begin to leak. Water starts to pour over the sides and create water damage on the side of your home or there will be leaks from the gutter itself causing it to break apart and damage the entire gutter system. There are two kinds of gutter systems that we carry, Fascia and Soffit. Both are really beneficial with these normal gutter issues because without them, your home can have problems related to the ventilation.
Newer homes now have one or even both of these gutter systems. The soffit is part of the overhang where your roof meets your siding and with vinyl soffit it has all the same characteristics as vinyl siding. The fascia is the attractive board along the side of the overhang and the roof that helps your roof appear finished. The fascia is used to create a barrier between the edge of the roof and the outside, which protects your roof from water damage.
So why are these gutters more beneficial? Well, the soffit helps your roof breathe, and that in return prevents mold from forming during the hot summer months. It also helps from insects and other animals from entering your home through the roof. The fascia is the last to support the lower edge of the bottom row of the roofs shingles or tiles and helps support your gutter. It’s basically what your gutter holds on to so it doesn’t fall off your roof during the downpour seasons. There are also many benefits to replacing your gutter to these support systems.
As mentioned in our website, there are advantages to repairing soffits and fascia before it becomes a serious concern. While you may feel you can replace some sections of soffit on your own, there could be problems with the installation and getting a secure seal. Without proper sealing, water will be able to penetrate the soffits and can lead to interior damage. So, the benefits of getting a professional to install or replace are more profitable:
- Reduces energy costs – a correct soffit and fascia system will reduce your home’s energy costs.
- Tight seams – professional installation guarantees tight seems, keeping water from penetrating your home’s interior, causing serious damage including mold, mildew and rot.
- Style – we provide a large variety of modern soffits and fascia systems that will improve the look of your home, thereby increasing its curb appeal and value.
Call Unlimited Siding today to discuss how we can step in and help boost your home’s curb appeal. We often find many people do not recognize the importance of this option and how they complete the home’s look. Simple trim can quickly brighten the look of your home and provides an instant facelift.
There are several different colors available for replacement. We work with high-quality materials designed to last! You can choose from colors designed to match your home and complete the trim. Find out how new and updated soffit can give your home a modern look that you are bound to love! Call our Ogden repair office today, 801-781-5514 or visit our website for more information.