Proper installation of fascia and soffits help to complete the appearance of your home. That's why professional installation is highly recommended.
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Soffit and fascia projects can come in several different styles. Additionally several different types of materials can be used depending on your budget or preference.
Soffit and fascia can be constructed from:
- Various Woods
Technically, a soffit is the underside of any element of a building. The most common soffit is found in the area under the eaves on the exterior of the house. The soffit extends from the side of the house to the edge of the eave and closes the space beneath the eave.
The soffit is more vulnerable to weather damage than any other part of the house. Wet material rots, and a soffit can be repeatedly soaked by water from torn shingles, damaged or rusted flashing, ice dams, or poorly functioning gutters.
Squirrels and birds can also damage a soffit, since they like to nest in the space in the space behind soffits if they can find a point of entry. Bees, hornets, and wasps do not actually damage a soffit, but when they build a nest behind a soffit, they present a problem for the homeowners.
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Fascia installation is a vital aspect of proper roof construction. The fascia is found underneath the roof line just behind the gutters. It extends around the entire building. Wood is the most commonly used material for fascia although plastic and aluminum are also used.
Fascia board is a type of roof trim which is commonly used on houses. It is mounted on the exposed ends of rafters or the top of exterior walls to create a layer between the edge of the roof and the outside. In addition to serving an aesthetic function by creating a smooth, even appearance on the edge of the roof, fascia board also protects the roof and the interior of the house from weather damage. Not all styles of home design feature fascia board, but many do.
In cases where the edge of the roof is flush with the edge of the walls, the fascia board may include soffits for venting, while in other instances, soffits may be hidden under the eave, invisible behind the fascia board. The fascia board also provides a point of attachment for the gutters of the house, along with the drain pipes, facilitating drainage from the roof and ensuring that water does not pool around the house during the rainy season.
This section of the roof trim may require periodic repair or replacement. Fascia board can be vulnerable to water damage, which leads to rot, and the rot can spread to the rafters and roofing materials, which is undesirable. If fascia boards appear to be rotting away or they become detached, they should be replaced. It is usually not necessary to replace the entire length of board; instead, people can cut a fresh segment to replace a damaged one, taking care that the seams of the boards meet on a rafter so that they can be firmly nailed in place.