Soffits are typically located between the roof’s eaves, where the fascia and gutters are attached to the wall. They are a crucial part of your home, so you must ensure it is properly installed and maintained. In this post, Woodbridge Home Solutions shares more information about soffits.
The Importance of Soffits
Soffits provide passive ventilation for your attic. They keep the warm moisture in the air from mixing with your attic air and creating mold. Due to this function, soffits are usually among the most effective ways to ventilate an attic. And because they draw heat and moisture away from your home, they are instrumental in preventing roof rot and poor indoor air quality.
Types of Soffits
With many sizes and styles to choose from, soffit installation also involves selecting the right type of soffit to use for your home. Soffits can be made from materials like wood, aluminum, and vinyl. They can also be vented or non-vented. Vented soffit panels are ideal for wider eaves and smaller attic spaces, while non-vented or continuous soffits work best with narrow eaves and larger attic spaces.
The level of maintenance required by soffits may depend on the material. For instance, vinyl soffits are known for being low-maintenance, provided that they have been installed correctly. Improper installation and other soffits issues can lead to more repairs in the long run.
How to keep your soffits in good shape:
- Keep the soffit well-sealed and caulked
- Clean your gutters regularly
- Ensure the correct size of gutters
- Remove mildew on soffits using a soft brush and a solution of bleach and water
- Check the soffits for bee, hornet, or wasp nests
Woodbridge Home Solutions is a multi-awarded home improvement company specializing in fascia and soffit replacement and repair. We carry out projects to a high standard, ensuring value for your money. Call us today for a free estimate on new soffits and fascia, or fill out a brief contact form to schedule an appointment.