Use new Soffit, Fascia, and Chimney Flashing to Protect Your Home from the Elements
In an effort to save money on costly monthly utilities, many people strive to keep their home protected from the elements. Small leaks and vents around the roof line where two different materials meet is the perfect place for cold air and water to enter your home. When you take the right measures to better insulate your home, plugging potential sites for leaks, you are able to be more energy efficient, saving money every month. One area where cold air can enter your home is in the fascia. This is the covering, usually made of wood, that goes at the end of the rafters. If there is damage to the existing fascia, cold air and water are free to enter the home which can cause your utilities to be higher than they should be. Luckily, this can easily be addressed and fixed by a roofing professional.
Another area where cold air and water can enter your home is in the soffit. The soffit is the underside of the roof that often creates a small lip over the exterior of your home. While the fascia caps the ends of the rafters, the soffit helps to cap the underside. If the soffit is damaged, or made of the wrong material, this can cause water to trickle into your home, which can create a large amount of damage in the future. The soffit is another easily corrected issue with your home which can help save valuable money on monthly utility bills. Today, there are several long lasting, energy efficient materials that can be used for the soffit. Talk to a professional today at No Limit Roofing about different soffit options to help you become more energy efficient.
Lastly, the area around a chimney is the prime source of leaks. This is a complicated part of the roof because two different materials intersect. The brick from the chimney must be joined with the wood and shingles from your roof, and this is often accomplished with chimney flashing. This is a material, usually made of metal, that creates a seal between the two materials. Unfortunately, over time, chimney flashing can start to break down or become damaged which can let cold air and water in your home. If you live in an area prone to high winds and storms, your chimney flashing may take a beating from the elements. To avoid costly leaks around your chimney, be sure to have a roofing professional inspect the area around your chimney and ensure that the chimney flashing is in good condition.