Proper installation of fascia and soffits help complete the look of your home. This is why professional installation is highly recommended for your new construction home or existing Home.
Soffit and fascia are available in many different designs. Additionally, many different types of materials may be used depending on your budget or preference.
Soffit and fascia may be made from:
- Various Woods
Technically, a soffit is the bottom of any component of a building. The most common soffit is found within the space underneath the overhang on the outside of the house. The soffit extends from the face of the house to the edge of the eave and closes the area in between.
The soffit is more susceptible to weather damage than other parts of the house. Wet material rots, and a soffit can be repeatedly soaked by water from torn shingles, broken or rusty flashing, ice dams, or poorly functioning gutters.
Squirrels and birds may also damage a soffit, since they prefer to nest within the area behind it. Bees, hornets, and wasps don't really damage a soffit, however once they build a nest behind a soffit, they present a problem for the homeowners.
Fascia installation could be a very important facet of proper roof construction. The fascia is found beneath the roof line and behind the gutters. It extends around the entire building. Wood is ordinarily used for fascia, although plastic and aluminum can also be used.
Fascia board is a type of roof trim commonly used on homes. It’s mounted on the exposed ends of rafters or the highest exterior walls to make a layer between the edge of the roof. Additionally, it offers an aesthetic appearance by making a smooth, even look on the edge of the roof. Fascia board also protects the roof and the interior of the house from weather damage.
In cases where the edge of the roof is flush with the edge of the walls, the fascia board might include soffits for a distinctive look, whereas in different instances, soffits are hidden beneath the eave, invisible behind the fascia board. The fascia board also provides support for the gutters of the house, in conjunction with the drain pipes, allowing rain to fall away from the roof and ensuring that water doesn't pool around the house.