Your roof system is made up of different individual parts such as fascias, soffits and guttering, which function together to protect your home from different elements. However, roof components may get damaged and may deteriorate over time. As such, it is advisable to conduct a regular check to see if any parts may need replacing Here are some signs to look out for when deciding whether to replace your soffits and fascias.

Cracks and Flaking Paint

As the roof is exposed to extreme weather conditions, it is normal for your soffits and fascias to suffer cracks and flaking paint. Unfortunately, this affects not only its overall aesthetic but its function as well. Cracks can be unattractive and may lead to leaking if not fixed immediately. To respond to this, it would be best to call a professional to remove and replace these damaged components.

Rotten and damp

Clogged water on your roof can cause damage if left ignored. This may result in having a damp and rotten area, which can spread easily. If you see this sign in your soffits and fascias, it’s time to do the repair.


It can be upsetting to have pests in your home. As these little creatures thrive in tight and damp areas, rotten and mouldy roof parts can serve as a breeding ground for different kinds of insects and rodents. Stop these pests from further damaging your home by taking the necessary action.


Some old homes contain asbestos soffits that were used as a fire retardant. Asbestos contains several dangerous substances that can harm your health and well-being. So, if you notice any signs of asbestos in your existing soffits, make sure to contact specialists to determine how to deal with it safely.

If you need to install new soffits and fascias, call Advance Roofing. We are an established, professional, reliable local roofing company that serves Cambridgeshire and its surrounding areas. All our staff are fully trained to do comprehensive repair and installation. To discuss your roofing needs, call us on 01223 852517 or 07532769169.