Soffit and Fascia
Siding, gutters, soffit and fascia are the four main pieces that compile the exterior structure and look of your home. The siding protects your walls from damage, the gutters collect the rain that falls off your roof to prevent water damage, the soffit moderates your home’s ventilation, and the fascia is a decorative feature that connects the edge of the shingles and the soffit. When put together, it all provides necessary function and can be designed to give a great, overall look.
Soffit is installed as a “ceiling” that connects the siding to the edge of the roof line. As stated above, the primary purpose of the soffit is to regulate ventilation. However, this is only the case when the roof covers non-livable attic space. We don’t want the space in the attic to remain stagnant and without any airflow as it is then more susceptible to rot and mold. If your home does not have an attic, the soffit does not need to be ventilated as the rest of your home will have proper airflow. Soffit is typically constructed from vinyl, aluminum or wood and is almost always painted to match the siding, but this choice is completely yours! We here at Lee Brothers are happy to give you the home of your dreams, and that includes choosing the style and look of your soffit on your home in Livingston and surrounding towns.
The decorative feature of your home is the fascia. The word itself is Latin and means “band, bandage, ribbon, swathe” which indicates that it is something that wraps around. And wrap around your home, it does! It typically follows the roof line, giving your home a cohesive look. Instead of an awkward meeting of your roof and soffit or siding, the fascia provides a bumper-like piece that adds a nice trim or decoration to your home. Sometimes you will see elaborate fascia installations as a cornice in the front of your home. Fascia can be made out of vinyl, wood, aluminum or other metals depending on the style for which you’re searching.
So whether you’re in need of soffit and fascia installation or you’d like Lee Brothers to come repair your home, we’re happy to offer you a free quote to get started. Click here!