Sometimes, homeowners find it difficult to keep up with the components that make up their roofs. As such, there are some parts that go unnoticed for years, such as the flashing, underlayment and even the roof deck. Unfortunately, joining this list are roof soffits. What are they exactly?
Purpose of the Roof Soffit
The roof soffit has many purposes for your home. For starters, it can improve your property’s overall aesthetic appeal as it covers up your eaves, preventing your rafter from being completely exposed. If you choose a soffit in the style and color that suits your home, you can easily add some character to your building. Apart from improving aesthetics, the soffit can also protect it against pest infestation. This is because the soffit can keep pests from slipping inside your attic via the roofline, preventing them from nesting inside your space.
Finally, the roof soffit can also improve your attic ventilation. If you install a vented soffit, you can help your building breathe as the vents will provide regular air circulation to your attic. This prevents mold from growing and removes the excess heat and moisture that can cause your roof to deteriorate earlier than expected.
Types of Roof Soffits
There are many types of materials you can consider for your roof soffit, such as wood, steel and fiber cement. However, according to professionals, despite the availability of these materials, the most popular materials that homeowners opt for is aluminum and vinyl. This is because aluminum is said to be highly durable and non-combustible. Apart from that, they’re also easy to maintain and do not attract dirt. Vinyl, on the other hand, is the most affordable option; it’s also durable and easy to maintain at the same time. Regardless of which material you choose, be sure to approach a professional to install the soffit in your home.
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