Soffit & Fascia – Things You Need To Know

Soffit and fascia are probably two of the least familiar parts of a roofing system. Unlike shingles and chimneys, which are easily recognisable, soffit and fascia are not very well known, but they are equally important.  These two roof components help you stay safe and warm but can also be dangerous if not handled correctly. You should not try to fix it yourself if you don’t have the training and experience.  In this article, we will get to know about fascia and soffit, what they usually look like, as well as their importance not just for your roofing, but for your entire house.  FASCIA  It is the long straight board under the edge of your roof. It is usually made of wood and is connected to the rafters, the area where the roof and gutters meet.   Fascia plays as the barrier between the roof’s perimeter and nature. Once it is damaged, you could get water, and unwelcome guests, like squirrels and raccoons, could enter your home. It is the reason why you need to keep it well-maintained.  On the other hand, fascia also plays a role in your roof’s aesthetics. It comes in different colours. Choosing the right colour and installing it in a precise way will make your roofing look fantastic.  SOFFIT  Derived from the French word, which means something fixed underneath, soffit is the surface underneath the fascia that makes up the rear end of the overhanging portion of the roof.   A soffit usually comes with small holes dispersed in its surface. These holes promote even airflow and eliminate heat and moisture from the attic, thus preventing molds and rot. Another importance of soffit is that it improves the building’s overall quality, which is also good for your family’s health. The most durable types of soffits are made of water-resistant materials such as uPVC and vinyl. The same with fascia, soffits also add aesthetic appeal to your home. Choosing the right colour and design will give your home more life.   On the other side, the small holes on the soffit can become an entry point for bugs and other small animals. You should call professional roofers if you notice any sign of problem to prevent it from worsening.  Feel free to contact us at Severnside Roofing. We will help you secure your roof by identifying and fixing the problems right away.

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