As the leading roofing company in our area, we recommend learning about your roof. Doing so can help you identify the signs of roof damage more easily so you can prevent them. Although a roof can suffer many issues, it’s important for you to know about the most common areas that need inspection. Knowing about these areas will allow you to keep an eye on them, so that you can call us for repairs as soon as you see something wrong.
- Soffit – The soffit is the finished surface below the rafters and fascia, or the exposed surface beneath the overhanging section of a roof eave. A vented soffit has small holes that provide air circulation and play an important role in drawing heat and moisture away from your attic. Damage to your soffit can consist of small cracks, holes or irregular deterioration. Call us if you see any problems because a damaged soffit provides an easy entrance for water.
- Flashings – These are pieces of metal that seal roof-system penetrations, perimeters, edges, valleys, walls and drains. They protect areas where the actual roof covering has ended or been interrupted. As their primary function is to seal gaps in your roofing system, damage to your flashings can lead to problems. Weather, improper installation and oxidation are the common causes for flashing damage. As one of the top roofers in our area, we can fix any sort of flashing problem. Give us a call if you spot any missing or deteriorated flashings on your roof.
- Fascia – The fascia is the band that runs horizontally and is positioned vertically under your roof edge. In other words, it’s the roof trim. The fascia typically consists of sheet metal or wooden boards. The fascia protects the edge of your roof. Damage to this area can lead to leaks and it can detract from your roof’s appearance. You need to watch out for signs of rot and deterioration. Contact us if you notice any issues.
Howard Roofing can identify and fix your roof’s problems and return it to good condition. We are an established local roofing company with decades of experience. We also possess a wide range of training in specific areas of our field and we have one of the top certifications in the industry: the GAF Master Elite® certification. We serve many areas in MO, including St Louis and the surrounding locations. Call us at (636) 333-1690 to learn more about your roof. You can also ask for a free quote.