You may have heard of the word “soffit”. It’s a word that has actually come a long way in history, originating from two similar words, which are the Italian “soffitto” and the French “soffite”. Both words share the same meaning of “to fasten something below”. Nowadays, soffit is more of a term used in home improvement, especially if it involves roof replacement or repair. A roof soffit is more than just pieces of board lined under your roof.
Spring season is often known for its agreeable weather and temperatures as well as the trees and flowers being in full bloom. For these same reasons, most homeowners see spring as a good time of the year to do a few maintenance tasks on their roofing system. But how exactly can you care for your roofing system during this season?
When replacing your roof, it’s your responsibility as the homeowner to know everything you can about your roof, even if you are just installing a new asphalt roofing system. With that in mind, it’s best that you understand the six key components that make up an asphalt shingle roof.
Old roofs tend to become leaky at some point, but it’s possible that newly installed shingles will be leaky, too. As your home’s primary defense against weather-related elements, your roofing system should always be in good shape…. Continue Reading