Soffits and fascias are two of the most vital components of any roofing system. They are not just there as architectural elements of home exteriors but also as integral features that help roofs function efficiently. This article takes a look at how important these two components are.
Soffits are flat panels located in the areas of the roof that span the rafter tails, connecting the overhang with the wall’s exterior. They have small holes that play an important role in keeping the attic well-ventilated. Screened or perforated soffit panels allow air to circulate in the vents, drawing heat and moisture away from the attic.
Fascias are wide boards that run horizontally along the edge of roofs. Tucked under the shingles are the top edges of the boards, with gutters installed right on their outside faces. These are parts of the roof that often require roof repair, especially if they get damaged due to clogged gutters.
Construction and Materials
Fascia boards are first attached to the ends of the rafter tails prior to installing gutters and roofing. Soffits are often cut to fit between the exterior walls of homes and the installed fascias. These two roof components are typically constructed using wood and aluminum. Vinyl, fiber cement and wood composite are the other available materials .
Like any other roofing components, soffits and fascias must be maintained to ensure that the roofs continue to function well. Things to watch out for in these areas are mold or mildew and birds, insects and other small critters.
Classic Remodeling Corp. understands the importance of roofing systems and their vital parts. We are the roofing contractors to turn to for all your roofing needs. Give us a call at (201) 228-9006 for more information. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment. We serve residents of Hackensack, NJ.