Soffit and fascia are two very important components of your home's roof. As well as beauty, soffit and fascia perform vital functions in water and moisture control.
Soffits and fascia play an important role in protecting your home by reducing the impact of sun, wind and rain. Made from aluminum, they are available in a variety of colours so you can match your soffit, fascia and eavestroughs. Aluminum soffit and fascia eliminates the painting of existing wood soffit and fascia. They can also provide a personal touch to accent and beautify your investment.
Soffits are located under the overhang of the roof deck and act as an air intake for the attic space. It is recommended that you use a vented product because it prevents moisture from building up inside the roof structure. With it, rotting and decay are avoided.
Many older homes do not have an adequately vented soffit area, which leads to a poorly ventilated attic. This can cause ice damming and condensation in the winter and an overheated living space in the summer. Both can shorten the overall life of all your roofing materials. To add extra ventilation, extra holes are cut into the wooden soffit.
Non-vented soffit is used on areas for fire prevention where your house or garage is close to your neighbour or where there is no venting required.
Professional Installation Results in a Clean Look
A well-installed soffit also gives roofs and eaves a cleaner look.
Fascia is also an important component of the roof structure. The space between the roof and soffits is covered by the vertical wood structure of the fascia. Fascia also covers where the eavestrough is attached too. Fascia prevents water from entering into the roof, which helps prevent rotting due to water exposure.
Fascia covers the truss tail ends where the eavestroughs are attached, and along the gables. Not only does fascia add a personal touch to your home, it protects the wood beneath from moisture and the sun’s UV rays.
Fascia is made from aluminum or can be special ordered in steel.
Call Mr. Exterior’s soffit and fascia installers in Edmonton. We have the products to protect your investment while coordinating with your home’s style.