Understanding the various parts of your roofing system and their purposes can help you take care of your roof better and help you communicate with your roofing contractor. In today’s post, Exterior Qualities Home Improvement, the top roof repair company in our local area, explains what you should know about the roof soffit.
What Is a Soffit?
The soffit refers to the material between the roof’s eaves and where the gutters and fascia are placed to the wall. If your roof has an overhand, then chances are it has a roof soffit. The soffit’s job is to let your house breathe. It acts as a passive ventilation unit for your attic and helps prevent heat and moisture buildup. The soffit also protects your roof’s exposed rafters. Without the soffit, your rafters will be exposed to weather damage and to rot.
Soffit Material Options
Aluminum and vinyl soffits are some of the most popular soffit materials on the market today. These soffits are cost-effective and easy to install for a roof replacement expert like us. Aluminum soffits are malleable, which means that they are good for fitting into complex roofs. They are also easy to keep clean and they are water-resistant. Aluminum soffits are also highly durable and they will not crack, chip or rot.
Vinyl soffits tend to be more affordable than aluminum soffits. They are better insulators than aluminum soffits as well. Vinyl soffits are also available in many different textures and grains, so you can easily find an option that matches your roof. Vinyl soffits are also easy to clean and water-resistant. They will not rot and they are resilient against chipping and cracking.
If you need help with your home renovation projects, then you’ve come to the right place. Exterior Qualities Home Improvement has been in business for many years and we are known for our excellent workmanship and great products. We are one of the very few GAF Master Elite® contractors in the country and we have also won the Angie’s List Super Service award. We serve many areas including Toledo, OH. Call us at (419) 779-6566 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.