Soffits and fascia may look like minor components compared to the other parts of a roofing system, but they are nevertheless important ones. Exterior siding contractor Woodbridge Home Exteriors takes a closer look at these two elements of a complete roof.

The Importance of Soffits and Fascia

Soffit

Soffits are the boards that cover the overhanging gap between the top of the exterior wall and the rafter tails. Other than adding a finished look, soffits protect this gap from being accessed by birds, insects, and small animals. More importantly, soffits are a part of the attic ventilation system. As hot air rises and vented through ridge vents or exhaust fans, the soffits serve as the air intake vents. The continuous airflow keeps hot and moist air out of the attic, preventing such problems like moisture-related damage to the roofing structure.

Fascia

Fascia is the vertical board that covers the rafter tails, which, like the soffits, creates a finished look. Gutters are typically hung using brackets or spikes onto the fascia boards installed along the roof edge. As part of the roofing structure, roofing and home siding contractors recommend choosing the thickest and strongest fascia board that your budget will allow. It needs to be able to carry the weight of full gutters, which can be critical in the event of a heavy downpour.

Soffit and Fascia Materials

Soffits can be made from aluminum, wood, or vinyl. At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we offer vinyl soffit because, like vinyl siding, it requires minimal maintenance and is not as vulnerable to the effects of heat and moisture. Fascia is offered by contractors in various materials, such as aluminum, composite and fiber cement as well as the traditional wood boards. Like our soffits, we’ve found vinyl fascia has the perfect balance between cost, performance and maintenance requirements.

Our products are made of impact-resistant vinyl resin, which is exceptionally resistant to dents and scratches. They also have exceptionally long expected life spans, and are rust-, rot-, and insect-resistant. We are confident of their long-term performance that we back both soffits and fascias with our lifetime transferable warranty on both material and installation.

Woodbridge Home Exteriors is your leading provider of soffit and fascia replacement and siding repair services. Give us a call at (972) 217-7585 (Texas), (405) 252-1548 (Oklahoma) and (316) 226-8011 (Kansas). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Hutchinson and Salina, KS.