Soffit & Fascia
details that make the difference.
What is soffit?
Soffit is the exposed siding underneath your roof’s overhang. Since your soffit is located on the underside of your roof, it’s often not visible in terms of curb appeal.
However, soffit can still be seen when you’re close to the home and when you’re underneath it or at street level. Soffit is usually the same design and color as your home’s siding, but can be different depending on your own personal tastes and preferences.
Soffit can be made from wood, aluminum or vinyl. It’s important that you have a soffit material suitable for the climate you live in. For homeowners in the Midwest, Alumuminum soffit is the way to go.
Aluminum soffit has all the same characteristics as vinyl soffit, so you know your home will be protected with it and look great at the same time.
What is Fascia
Fascia goes hand-in-hand with your home’s soffit. Fascia is the area of siding directly above the soffit. It’s the exposed board you see on the front of your roof’s overhang.
Your fascia is also where gutters are placed. Fascia is very visible and needs to be in good shape so your home’s curb appeal isn’t in jeopardy.
Just like soffit, fascia can be made of aluminum, wood or vinyl and the best option is Aluminum.
Why Is Fascia Important?
Fascia consists of the long straight board along the lower edge of the roof, and works as the last line of support for the lower edge of the bottom row of roof tiles or shingles. Additionally, Fascia is fixture upon which gutters are installed. Gutters are extremely important for home maintenance and security, therefore: your fascia must to be able to hold them up even during torrential downpour. Fascia is also important because it’s visible to everyone, professional detailing like this will maximize your home’s curb appeal and add value to your overall home or business in experience and financial opportunities.
Why Is Soffit Important?
Soffit is important because it contains venting that helps keep a steady airflow between your roof and attic. This is important as your attic must be well ventilated to prevent moisture build up that ultimately will lead to mold and heavy repair. Also, soffit helps release heat from your attic during the hot summer months to help your home stay cool and comfortable during the hotter times of year. Finally, Soffit also helps keep small animals and insects out of your home. Bees and wasps are known to nest in soffit, so you need to keep it well maintained to prevent any insects from creating a settlement. Keep in mind making sure your soffit has no cracks or holes in it is a key to Soffit Maintenance: if you find a hole or crack in your soffit, call Asscher Roofing for a free, fair, & friendly estimate in the diamond standard of Soffit & Fascia services.