Roof Repair: Soffit, Eave, and Fascia

Soffits, eaves, and fascias on your home's roof can be attractive to animals looking for an easy meal or access to your home. Roof repairs typically involve replacing damaged shingles and rusted flashing, however the overhang of a roof is often the first area to start rotting. Peeling paint and other weather-related problems are indicators to squirrels and birds who are attracted to worn soffits, because of the ease of access to soft, rotting wood. This allows them to easily chew and peck, building nests and searching for food. Wildlife X Team® South Texas has the proper tools, materials, and experience to repair your damaged soffit and help keep animals from taking advantage of your home. Soffited eaves and gable overhangs are susceptible to water damage caused by ice, improper flashing, torn shingles, and faulty gutters. Once water has seeped in, the rot can spread quickly because the wood typically stays soggy inside the dark, moist space. Damage is also caused by birds and squirrels nesting inside eaves. These animals have been known to chew or peck through a perfectly sound eave, but they're especially attracted to a water-damaged fascia or soffit, which offers less resistance. Bees and hornets also build nests in and under eaves. Call Wildlife X Team® South Texas if you notice bees or hornets around an eave — even if you don't see the nest. Call today! 361.765.9334