Rotten Fascia and Soffit
Rotten fascia and soffit is something that is tied together with roofing. We can repair rotten fascia, and the roof leak that, most likely, caused it. Most of the time the roof needs to be repaired along with the fascia. The roof is not always a problem, but most of the time it is a problem. Even so, the roof may become compromised if the fascia is taken out and put back and a roof leak will develop and cause damage in the future.
When the rotten fascia is behind a pool cage, it takes more time to repair due to the complications of the added structure. Sometimes an aluminum contractor can get the pool cage out of the way in order to repair the fascia.
Rotten fascia can involve a lot of time to repair. The damage extent is typically unknown until the area is opened up entirely. We are always running into situations where the fascia is rotten way more than we anticipated.
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The following photos are of a roof repair we got into. The first photo shows some staining on the fascia to indicate that water is getting behind the roofing system. This is a clay tile roof. In the following picture, the bottom section of plywood is rotten and the very top of the fascia is rotten. This was found only after we took it apart. the staining on the fascia was the only indication of a problem. There was also a roof leak above this area that was a totally separate issue.
The following photos are of another situation we encountered in a concrete tile roof. There was a small hole in the fascia that a home inspector had found. We got into it and discovered some major rotten wood. We concluded that it was a flashing detail that was ultimately the problem. This must have been leaking for a while.
A small spot on the fascia/soffit area and it is definitely not a small roof leak. This was surprising as there was not evidence of this until we got it apart. Most of the time when you see a small spot of staining or rot in the fascia or soffit area, you have no idea that a rotten area this large would be causing that small stain.
The following photos are of fascia that is rotten. The first is a corner of some cedar fascia that is rotten. This happened because of a roof leak, but the roof damage was not that bad. The second photo is of some decorative fascia that rotted as the result of a roof leak. The third photo is of a section of cedar fascia that had rotted, but not from a roof leak. In this case, the roof may still have to be taken apart. It is risky, but needs to be done by someone who will speak up or it will just rot out again, only next time it will rot out faster.