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Preparing For Spring: Is It Time To Replace Your Fascia?

Preparing For Spring: Is It Time To Replace Your Fascia?

As spring approaches in Calgary and the snow starts melting off the roof, it’s a good time to do some house maintenance. This should include checking the condition of your fascia. Fascia is the board you see that encloses the edge of the eaves. It gives your home a clean, finished look while serving several very important functions: keeping out damaging moisture, pests, and regulating airflow.

Over time, the fascia on your house can degrade and stop performing effectively. When this happens, it may be time for a new fascia installation. Climate, house age, and materials will determine when to repair your fascia, but spring is the ideal time for a seasonal checkup on the health of your fascia.

Signs You Need A New Fascia Installation

You See Cracking. Keep an eye open for any cracking in your fascia. Water in cracks can lead to leaking and as that water freezes and melts, it can expand the crack. Watch for peeling paint, as it is often related to cracks in the fascia. Cracks and flaking paint also take away from the aesthetics of your house and can make it look dated.

You Find Pests. One of the purposes of fascia is to keep pests out of the house. If you find rodents or insects in your house, particularly in your attic or roof void, they may be coming in through damaged fascia. Rodents can flatten themselves and get through tiny gaps, so even small amounts of damage can lead to mice in the house.

You Suspect Asbestos. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that creates heat-resistant fibers. Because of its heat, electrical, and corrosive resistance, it was used as an insulator for many years before it was discovered to be carcinogenic. The production of asbestos declined sharply in the 1970s, however, it was still used in the insulation of homes until about 1990. If your house was built before then, it is plausible that there is asbestos insulation in your roof. If you suspect asbestos has been used in your fascia, call a roofing expert right away so they can safely remove the toxic product from your home. If you find asbestos in your home, it may have also been used in the soffit and fascia, which will need replacing.

There Is Water In The Roof Void. The empty area directly below your roof structure and above your ceiling joists is called the roof void and it creates ventilation to provide airflow. This helps the property to avoid condensation and to create even heat distribution. If water gets into the roof void, it is a sign that your fascia is degraded or damaged which can lead to rot, mold, and other costly damages.

There Is Poor Ventilation. When there is poor ventilation, the warm air inside your house meets the cold roof and condensation will form and drip. Poor ventilation causes the warm air of your house to become trapped in the roof void or attic, which can lead to damage to the roof and shingles both inside and out. Having good ventilation leads to a more evenly heated house which can save you money, as it means less need for heating and cooling, depending on the season. When your fascia is cracked or degraded, it will allow air into the roof void and will contribute to poor ventilation in the home.

For All Your Residential Calgary Roofing Needs, Contact Asonic Roofing.

If you notice flaking, peeling, a pest infestation, or you suspect there is asbestos or poor ventilation in the home, it is time for a fascia repair. If you’re unsure how to proceed with your fascia repair, talk to the experts at Asonic Roofing and we can assess the condition of your fascia and soffit and help you select the correct materials for your fascia installation. Asonic is a Calgary roofing company with a team dedicated to fascia and soffit repair and installation. We guarantee competitive prices, trustworthy and certified tradesmen, and professional service. Asonic Roofing specializes in residential roofing and our family-owned business has over 20 years of experience. If you suspect it’s time for a fascia repair, call us for a free quote at 1-403-462-2808 or fill out the online contact form.

FAQ

Q: Are there different types of fascia?
A: Yes there are. The most common type of fascia is wood, but vinyl and aluminum are becoming increasingly popular. Fascia also comes in a variety of colours. Each type offers different looks and benefits and our residential roofing staff can help you determine which will work for your home.

Q: Are fascia and soffit the same?
A: They are not, but they do work together. Soffit is the horizontal covering underneath the eaves. Soffit and fascia work in tandem to regulate ventilation.

Q: Does the fascia installation come with a warranty?
A: Yes, in fact, we’re so confident in our unparalleled service that all of the labour and workmanship at Asonic Roofing in Calgary comes with a 10-year warranty.

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With over 20 years of industry experience behind us, we are a leading roofing company in Calgary that understands the meaning of quality, customer service, and reliability. Whether you need us to fix a leaky roof or install a brand new front door, our free assessments, flexible payment plans, and high-quality products make it easy for you to achieve a safe and beautiful home. We are proud to serve Calgary and surrounding areas.

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Our focus is you and we’ll never sell you anything that isn’t right for your home and family. Whether you require a total roof replacement, siding repair, or the installation of new windows and doors, our expert team will guide you through all your possible options to ensure you get exactly what you need. 

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