Soffits and fascias are two of the most important exterior components of a home. They are integral features that help roofing systems function well while imparting the beauty and elegance of a residential property’s architectural style.
In today’s post, Woodbridge Home Exteriors, the local source of soffits, fascias and windows, discusses the differences between the two.
Soffits refer to the flat, horizontal piece of material that covers the underside of the roof’s overhang. It is often used in the area beneath the eaves on the home’s exterior to close the space beneath, spanning the side of the structure to the edge of the eave. Often peppered with holes or slits, they play an important role in keeping the attic well-ventilated.
Fascias, meanwhile, is a board that runs through the structure from one end to the other, providing a barrier between the roof’s edge and the outside. In terms of aesthetics, they offer a smooth appearance for a home’s roofline. In terms of functionality, they protect the entire roofing system from weather damage. In fact, they are used to attach gutters and drain pipes.
Some of the materials used for soffits and fascias are likewise found in framing materials of most replacement windows. For instance, soffits are available in vinyl and aluminum, with colors to match the home’s siding. Fascias are often made of wood, although other materials like plastic and aluminum are also found on the market.
Which Is Durable?
Soffits are more vulnerable to the elements than the fascia and possibly the other exterior components of the home. They are often exposed to water run-off caused by damaged gutters and shingles. Plus, animals like birds and squirrels use them as nesting grounds. Replacing them is necessary, especially if they show signs of rot.
At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we believe in only using top-quality soffit and fascia for homeowners living in our community. We can also be trusted for new windows, siding and doors. Call (972) 217-7585 if you are in Texas, (405) 252-1548 if you are in Oklahoma, or (316) 226-8011 if you are in Kansas. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Lubbock and Fort Worth, TX, as well as Wichita, KS.