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Soffit & Fascia

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The soffit and fascia on your roof isn’t just of visual interest — they play an integral role in protecting the exterior of your home.

They keep critters and pests away and can even disguise attic ventilation, all while securing your home from the elements!

The benefits of soffit and fascia include:

  • Redirecting moisture
  • Preventing mold and mildew
  • Improving air ventilation
  • Providing a point for gutters to attach
  • Great for hard-to-cover- areas of your roof
  • Protecting your roof’s interior areas

Chances are you had never heard the terms “soffit” or “fascia” before looking into remodeling or repairing the underside of your roof. Whether you’re already an expert on the idea of soffits and fascia or have no clue what either of these words mean, we can help! We’ve put together a basic guide to both.

Both of these elements are crucial to the roof and must remain undamaged to maintain the building’s structural integrity. These little “trim components” play a huge factor in how your home breathes and functions. They each have a distinct purpose and are necessary for the efficiency of your house.


Soffit is a hybrid of a French word meaning “formed as a ceiling” and a Latin term “to fix underneath.” The soffit is the underside of the overhanging part of your roof. Soffits can be constructed of vinyl, fiber cement, or wood dependent upon which aesthetic look you’re hoping to achieve. The soffit helps regulate your home’s temperature, allowing your roof to “breathe”. Cool, dry air is drawn into the soffit vent, and hot moist air is forced out of roof exhaust vents. Not to mention, they serve to keep small animals and bugs from making homes in your roof or attic.


The fascia is the attractive board along the side of the overhang and the roof that helps your roof appear finished. Your gutter sits atop the fascia board. The fascia is also known as a “transition trim” between the home and the roofline. The fascia supports the shingles and helps to keep moisture out. The fascia of a house is easily damaged, mostly because it serves as a buffer between outdoor conditions and the roof. Additionally, the fascia boards add a cleaner, smoother look to the overall roof.

Contact us to learn more about renovating or replacing your roof’s soffit and fascia.

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