If you home discover wear and tear or damage to your home, it’s always best when you find it early and get a hold of your handyman. In Tampa, that’s especially true of moisture-related damage to your home’s exterior.
One of the biggest trouble areas for moisture-related damage is your home’s soffit and fascia. Fascia is the piece of material that hangs vertically under your eaves, while soffit is the material on the underside of eaves and other overhangs. Moisture in the soffit or fascia can quickly lead to damage elsewhere — like your rafters or other parts of your roof.
At ANDY OnCall® Tampa, our handymen recommend that homeowners regularly check their soffits and fascia for signs of damage. Periodic inspections will help you spot hidden moisture damage and can let you know if you need soffit or fascia repair.
Why Check Your Soffits and Fascia for Moisture Damage?
In a tropical area like Tampa, homeowners should call their handyman as soon as they spot moisture issues. Mold and rot can spread quickly in rainy, humid weather. Damage that could be quickly and affordably fixed can quickly turn into an extensive job that is much more expensive.
Your home’s soffit and fascia are susceptible to moisture damage, especially if they’re made of wood. Unfortunately, that damage can be difficult to spot. Most homeowners don’t look closely at soffits and fascia on a regular basis, and damage can often be masked or in a place that’s hard to see. Taking the time to make a regular check of your soffits and fascia can help you spot damage early.
How to Inspect Soffits and Fascia for Moisture Damage
A detailed eaves inspection will inspect your soffits and fascia while also checking your eavestroughs. These inspections should happen at least once every fall. Our handymen recommend performing these checks two to three times a year if you have wooden soffits and/or fascia due to Tampa’s wet climate.
Wood is much more susceptible to moisture than vinyl or metal, so it accounts for most soffits and fascia moisture damage. If you have wooden soffits and/or fascia, check for areas where they appear misshapen, discolored, or damaged. Remember that flaking paint can be a sign of underlying rot. Be sure to also inspect the vents in your soffits to check they aren’t blocked.
Vinyl and metal soffits and fascia are less susceptible to moisture damage. However, if soffits or fascia have physical damage, they might allow moisture into your home’s roof. Soffit vent blockages are the most common cause of moisture issues with vinyl and metal soffits, so be sure to check all soffit vents.
Soffit and Fascia Handyman Services
If you notice any kind of soffit or fascia damage, it’s time to call the trusted handymen at ANDY OnCall® Tampa. We will be happy to inspection any areas where you suspected damage and provide an estimate for soffit and/or fascia repair.
Our handyman services for soffit and fascia repair are available throughout the Tampa area! Call (813)-961-2600.