What is the Purpose of Soffit and Fascia, and How Do They Relate to Gutters? artwork
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What is the Purpose of Soffit and Fascia, and How Do They Relate to Gutters?

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  • April 12th 2023

Soffit and fascia play a crucial role in protecting our homes from rain and other external elements. Soffits are found under the eaves of a roof, and they cover up the underside of the roof overhang. Meanwhile, fascia is the board that sits vertically behind the gutter and attaches to the roof's end, giving it protection and support. These two components work together to strengthen the roof's edge and give it a finished look. In addition to enhancing the home's appearance, they also act as a defense mechanism by preventing water from seeping into the roof's inner workings. Gutters, on the other hand, work with soffits and fascia to collect and direct water away from the house, preventing erosion, mold growth, and other damage. Without these protective measures, the roof and walls would inevitably suffer from water damage over time, significantly shortening the life span of a home. Therefore, it's extremely important to prioritize the maintenance and repair of soffits, fascia, and gutters to protect our homes and increase their longevity.

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McHenry Roofing prides itself on being Baltimore’s premier roofing company. Headquartered in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood, McHenry Roofing services the roofing needs of Baltimore and the greater surrounding Maryland area. McHenry Roofing provides roof replacements, roof repairs, and roof inspections.