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Soffit and Fascia Repair in Cincinnati

wood-rot-soffit-fascia-corners-board-repair-promaster-home repairAs a company that’s developed its own box gutter liner, we here at ProMaster Home Repair are no strangers to soffit and fascia repair in Cincinnati when those box gutter seams start leaking. The soffit and fascia repair on many homes here in Cincinnati are built using wood, and while there is nothing necessarily wrong with that, it does leave homeowners soffit and fascia boards that are susceptible to wood rot. One of the best decision a homeowner can make is to replace those wooden boards with something like a composite PVC that looks indistinguishable but protects against moisture, insects, and splitting.

Of course, unless you've got the time and money for a full reconstruction, most homeowners are stuck with wood because that's simply what was used when the house was built. Unfortunately, most homeowners aren't aware of the maintenance required in order to avoid wood rot on soffit and fascia and thus find themselves victims of it a few years down the road.

To avoid the worst case scenario, it’s often smart for a homeowner to perform a professional soffit and fascia repair in Cincinnati sooner rather than later. Every minute spent procrastinating on a repair like that is money down the drain; the worse a problem gets, the more expensive it often is to fix. When you suspect that you might have a fascia board wood rot repair issue, act quickly and hire a professional service to perform the repair.

What Causes Soffit and Fascia Damage?

Soffit and fascia repair in Cincinnati is often necessitated by water getting it where it shouldn’t. If you want to learn more about soffit and fascia repair in Cincinnati, visit our blog post on the subject. On this page, we’ll just stick to the short version. Here are two of the most common reasons homeowners need a soffit and fascia repair:

    1. When a rainstorm comes through, your roof is built in a way that directs water from atop the roof to the ground without any spot in between for it to get into the house. Ideally, the rain hits the roof, goes down the shingles and into the gutter, then a downspout, and finally to the ground where it won’t affect your home.

The problem lies with residue that gets left behind on the edge of the shingles; it will slowly drip down and likely find its way down into the soffit. This is what causes soffits and fascia to develop wood rot. To protect this from happening, newer homes use something called a drip edge that redirects that residue back into the gutter. Drip edges are a great way to maintain your soffit and fascia, just make sure it’s working properly every once and a while as we discover they are often missing or damaged on older homes.

  1. In this particular homes case the soffit damage was caused by holes in the box gutters. Box gutters differ from typical gutters because the flashing leads directly into the gutter. There is no need for a drip edge, but holes and separation can still develop, such as in the home in this post.

Soffit and Fascia Repair - What to Look For

wood-rot-soffit-facsia-board-repair-promaster-home-repairBefore you start researching companies for your soffit and fascia repair in Cincinnati, know what you should be on the lookout for on your home. Sometimes the problem is out of your control, as in being victim of a poor installation, but the sooner you deal with the better, regardless of whose fault it is. Next time the weather is a bit nicer, think about doing a quick exterior inspection of your home while keeping an eye out for these two warning signs that mean you might be in need of a soffit and fascia repair:

  1. Differences between gutter and fascia: Any discoloration or peeling paint you can spot that looks different than the areas surrounding it is a sure sign of a leak. Dampness and deterioration of a fascia board can usually be repaired before repairs have to get too extensive.
  2. Streaks or water stains: This usually means water is dripping out over the edge of the gutter. If water is pooling in or near the gutter, something is preventing it from draining, and the sooner you can remedy it the less likely the water is going to get into the soffit or fascia. Things can actually get so bad that the fascia board just start pulling away from the house, like in this picture:

Why Choose ProMaster for your Soffit and Fascia Repair in Cincinnati?

While we have no doubt over our craftsmanship, the biggest reason our clients pick us over our competitors isn’t just because we’re good craftsmen. It’s because we’re ethical craftsmen who respect our clients’ time, property, and concerns. None of our competitors can make claims like we do because we practice what we preach.

  • 2017 Winner of the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics after being a two-time finalist.
  • Named a "Big 50 Award" National Industry Leader by Remodeling Magazine in 2012.
  • Member of Greater Cincinnati and Clermont County Chambers of Commerce
  • Consistently high reviews across numerous third party platforms like Google, Yelp, Facebook, and others.

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