Storms are not so frequent in Canada, but the warmer months can bring hurricanes. As the Gulf Stream’s warm water comes closer to Atlantic Canada, hurricanes can spike around May to October.
When hurricanes strike, it is the roof that takes the brunt of it. As a homeowner, you should bear this in mind and take the necessary steps to protect your home. Since hurricane season is fast approaching, take time to understand and examine your roof and its different parts.
Unfortunately, it is not only hurricanes that homeowners should watch out for during this season. Not all homeowners know that hurricane season also brings increased moisture in the air, which is never a friend of many homes.
Homes differ from one another in the materials used and the construction processes involved. They absorb humidity differently. However, there is one thing that they all share: the parts of the house that commonly deal with moisture.
When the rain pours, water slides down the roof. The longer this water is retained, the more damage it will sustain. If you want to maintain your house’s durability, you should pay attention to the parts of the roof known as the fascia and the soffit.
Knowing the importance of the fascia and soffit is one thing, but understanding their purpose is another. Not all are familiar with these parts because they are not ordinarily visible in most homes, but here are quick descriptions to help you recognize them:
Both serve an aesthetic and functional purpose for the house, but they mainly support your roof and provide it with the protection it needs.
Heavy rainwater is a reality that homeowners can never avoid. To prevent damage to your roof, you need to choose suitable materials and have a perfectly fitting gutter system. That means all corners of the home and the roof are accurately-measured and well-constructed.
Missing out on these crucial aspects will eventually lead to endless patching up using sealants and seams until your roof requires a replacement.
All parts of the house exist for a reason, and the roof is undeniably one of the features that play a significant role in keeping your home intact. Aside from making sure that it looks visually pleasing from the outside, it is also essential to maintain its parts well. Doing so would reduce future headaches and give you peace of mind, especially during the hurricane season.
Make sure to choose the right materials. For soffit material options and roof fascia types, contact us at MCM Home Exteriors. We are licensed and insured roofers, providing professional roof repairs, replacements, and installations to Edmonton, Red Deer, and more. We would gladly help you with your roofing concerns.