Have you ever stood at your doorway and looked up? There is a good chance that you’ve seen the underbelly of your roof. That’s the soffit; it’s not meant to capture attention but it does serve an understated purpose to your home. Roofing and gutter companies are wildly familiar with the soffit board, but homeowners should also have a good understanding of its existence so they can maximize their use and prioritize repairs.
What Is a Soffit?
Soffit is the skin that covers the eaves and without it the rafter beams are fully exposed from severe weather elements. It also hinders the growth of molds and probably rot, too. If you liberally design it with ranges of colors and styles, it can serve its aesthetic purpose as an addition to its much-needed protection and functionality.
Two of the most cost-effective, and easiest to install are the vinyl and aluminum materials. As an addition to their advantages, they’re also highly durable, non-combustible and water-resistant which automatically hinder the start of bigger problems and consequential damages. Just ask experienced roofing contractors and they will attest to the satisfaction these materials deliver to customers.
Why Is a Soffit Important to My Home?
Primarily, soffit acts as passive ventilation for your attic. When excessive moisture finds its way to condense in the attic, it will create mold which is a huge roofing red flag. The vented soffit will be responsible for regulating air circulation so air can flow through the vents, limiting moisture.
Protect your home from uncomfortable heat and moisture by maintaining the health of the soffit.
Whether you’re looking to repair your soffit or simply replace your gutter guards, Sentry Exteriors will gladly lead your project. There’s no job too big or too small for us. Trust that we will only deliver the quality products and services you deserve.
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