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The soffit’s job is to improve your home’s appearance and to protect the rafters from bad weather. Unfortunately, the soffit can get damaged by water and mold. Soffits can be pretty vulnerable. In today’s article, Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc., the leading choice for new rain gutter covers in the area, explains how to fix and prevent soffit damage.

Fixing Soffit Damage

Soffits are prone to weather damage. Wooden soffits, in particular, can rot if they get wet repeatedly. Given enough time, mold can grow on the soffits and infect the other wooden components of your home’s structure. Soffits that get damaged need to be replaced by a professional roofer. In most cases, the roofer will have to remove and replace entire damaged sections.

Preventing Soffit Damage

The best way to prevent soffit damage is to fix the root cause of the problem. This includes making sure the rest of your roof is in good condition, but more importantly, making sure that your gutters are not clogged. Clogged gutters collect water and when it rains, this water will overflow and damage your soffits and other parts of your house. Many homeowners hire gutter companies to regularly clean their gutters for them, but there’s a more permanent solution.

Installing a gutter protection system can make soffit damage and other problems caused by clogged gutters a thing of the past. A gutter protection system prevents leaves, dirt and other debris from entering your gutters and forming gutter clogs. There are many different kinds of gutter protection systems on the market, but we recommend rain gutter covers. These products are effective because they completely cover the gutters.

If you need rain gutter covers for your home then you’ve come to the right place. Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc. is an authorized Gutter Helmet® dealer. Gutter Helmet is one of the best gutter protection systems on the market today. It works by taking advantage of surface tension, allowing it to direct rain into your gutters even though it has no vertical openings. We serve many areas including Salem, Alabama. Call us at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.