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Reasons Your Home May Need Soffit Repair Or Replacement

Reasons Your Home May Need Soffit Repair Or Replacement

Your roof is an intricate part of your home that plays an important role in temperature control. To ensure your home has proper heat regulation while keeping out moisture and pests, all parts of the roof need to be in good condition. If your soffit is damaged or is no longer performing its function, you may need soffit repair or replacement. Ensuring your soffit is up-to-date and functioning at full capacity will help extend the life of your roof and will help to make sure your home continues to look finished. Here are some issues that may indicate it’s time for a soffit repair or replacement.

Signs You Need A Soffit Repair Or Replacement

What Is Soffit?
Soffit is the part of the roof overhang where the roof meets the siding of your home. If you stand below the overhang of your roof and look up, you will see the soffit. This part of the home, though often forgotten about, plays a very important role in the longevity of your roof. Not only does it make your roof look finished, but it also helps to properly regulate the temperature in the roof and to keep out moisture and pests. The soffit helps the roof to take in cool air, while the vents in the roof let out warm air, giving the roof an adequate amount of air circulation. For a more comprehensive description of how soffit benefits your home, read What Is Soffit And Why Is It Important?

What Can Damage Soffit?

  • Ice. Calgary is notorious for freezing and thawing during the winter. Even if your home wasn’t exposed to warm chinooks followed by freezing, roofs are still highly susceptible to ice damage in the form of ice dams. Ice dams are created when the heat of the attic melts snow on the roof that is then exposed to the cold air and refreezes. While many people consider the negative effects of freezing and thawing on their shingles and roof, few consider the cracks it can cause in the soffit. Repeated expansion and contraction will damage the soffit and allow excess moisture into the roof, which can lead to mold.
  • Age. As with all parts of the home that are exposed to the elements, the soffits will inevitably age and will either dry out and crack or they will rot. If your soffit is over 15 years old, it will likely need to be replaced.
  • Rot. If moisture gets into your soffit, it can begin to rot. Once the soffit rots, it will no longer keep out pests nor will it appropriately ventilate your roof and attic. Rot is typical in wood soffit, which is the most common material for soffit. If your soffit is made of vinyl, aluminum, or fibre cement, rot is less likely.
  • Pests. If insects such as carpenter ants get into your soffit, they will eat away at the material and destroy the soffit's integrity. Other pests may also try to make a home in your soffit or go through the soffit to get into the warm area of the roof or attic. Pests such as rodents or even small birds may try to make a home in your roof. Bees and wasps like to try to make nests in between the eaves. Any suspicious holes or insect activity may be an indication that your soffit has been compromised and needs repair, but if there is more than one suspicious area, it may be time for a full soffit replacement.

Soffit Repair And Replacement In Calgary

If you’ve noticed any of the issues listed above or if you have noticed your home’s heating isn’t as consistent as it once was, you may need soffit repair or replacement. Although it seems like a small part of the home and it is often overlooked, it is a quick fix that can help prolong the life of your roof and help your home. To have your soffit repaired or for a full soffit replacement, call the roofing experts at Asonic Roofing in Calgary. Our family-run, local business takes pride in our roofing expertise and high-quality workmanship, so much so that we offer a 10-year warranty on all of our workmanship to give Calgary homeowners the peace of mind they deserve. For soffit repairs or replacement, call Asonic Roofing at 1-403-462-2808 or fill out the online contact form.


Our roofing services include:

  • Roof restoration and repair
  • Roof cleaning and maintenance 
  • Removal of old roofing material, as well as full site and yard clean-up 
  • Supply and installation of new vents 
  • Removal and replacement of rotten wood 
  • Supply and installation of quality shingles
  • Supply and installation of step-flashing to chimneys and skylights as required
  • Supply and installation of new plumbing collars and goosenecks

While some forms of damage are inevitable, such as aging, you can extend the life of your soffit through proper care and maintenance. Read Tips On How To Care For Your Soffit And Fascia to learn more.

The cost depends on the dimensions of your home and the material of the soffit. Call Asonic Roofing at 1-403-462-2808 to schedule a free assessment and quote.

Get Your Free Roofing, Siding & Home Exterior Quote Today. Asonic Roofing Has You Covered!

We know that there are numerous roofing companies in Calgary you can choose from, but we set ourselves apart by providing our clients with free and honest assessments, fair prices, quality products, and excellent warranties.

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. 

For more information about our roofing services, or to arrange a free assessment and quote, contact us today at (403) 462-2808 or complete our contact form below.

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