All aspects of your home’s exterior are important in how your home looks and in protecting your home from the elements. If there is damage done to your fascia or soffit in terms of rot, mold, cracking, discoloration, or peeling paint, it is important to fix the problem as soon as possible. When your home’s soffit becomes damaged and needs repair, our dedicated professional house painters at Curb Appeal Painting have the expertise needed to address the issue right away.
Why Are Soffits Important
Soffits cover the eaves of your roof and can take on a variety of forms (trim, flashing, covers, etc.). They are critical in protecting the exposed sides of your home’s roof and walls from moisture and pests. Your soffit is found behind your home’s fascia under the eaves and is sometimes solid but often vented. Vented soffits not only keep moisture from damaging your house and stop animals from nesting overhead, they can also help vent your attic.
Causes of Soffit Damage
Many homes—older homes in particular— have wooden soffits. Newer homes are now often built with aluminum or vinyl soffits to cut down on maintenance needs. They largely exist in places out of sight or too high to reach for many homeowners, which can result in neglect and a lack of maintenance for this crucial aspect of your home. This makes soffits susceptible to a variety of moisture-related damages—peeling paint, mildew, or even rot—in addition to other issues that demand attention.
Though water and poor weather are the more common offenders when it comes to soffit damage, issues can crop up for a variety of reasons. Squirrels, mice, birds, raccoons, or any nesting pests found across Ohio can also be responsible for severe soffit damage. Vinyl can be subject to damage in areas that experience extreme climate changes since temperature changes cause it to shrink and expand at a greater rate than other materials. If your soffit has not been properly installed, high winds can also cause damage.
Quality Soffit Repair
Soffit maintenance and repair is critical since they play a large role in securing your home against damages caused by moisture and unwanted pests. The good news is that these factors often cause damage only to sections of your home’s soffit. Often you will not be required to replace your soffit entirely. We can focus our efforts to repair only the damaged portions and ensure the entire area is being well maintained to ward off damage in the future. One thing we often recommend when it comes to maintenance, particularly for older houses, is to upgrade your soffit venting, keeping humidity low and your attic properly vented.
Our expertise in soffit repair allows us to guarantee that we will find the most cost-effective and efficient solution for you. Our courteous professionals have the qualifications to get your soffit repair work done in a truly timely and professional manner. We will always make sure that your soffit is professionally repaired and painted to ensure the security and longevity of your home’s exterior. We arrive on time, we are polite and friendly, we always respect your home, and we go the extra mile to keep our work area clean and neat from start to finish.
We’ve been trusted by homeowners throughout the greater Cleveland area for 15 years and counting. Schedule a free soffit repair and exterior house painting estimate today and make Curb Appeal Painting your go-to for reliable and rewarding exterior painting services and home improvements.