Soffits & Fascia
Aluminum soffits underneath the extended roof edges provide ventilation to the attic through tiny holes. On the other hand aluminum piece called fascia is used to cover the exposed wood at the roof edge. Soffits and fascia are typically replaced at the same time as they are integral to each other.
They come in various colors to suit the brick or stucco color of your house. Because the eavestrough is installed on top of the fascia, in most cases it is required to replace the eavestrough as well, at the time of replacing soffits and fascia.
What are soffits used for?
Soffits are mainly used for ventilation purposes. They have pre-cut holes to let fresh air into the attic. Soffits are also used for aesthetic purposes as they provide a finished overall look.
Due to the very light weight of soffits, these need to be properly installed otherwise animals can easily bend the soffits to make a way into the attic.
Is aluminum fascia durable?
Aluminum soffits and fascia have been used in all new houses for the past number of years without any major issues. Aluminum is a preferred material mainly because it doesn’t get rotten as was the case with wood in old houses.
The only major issue with aluminum-made materials is that it is light in weight and is prone to wind damage during wind storms, but that can be prevented if the soffits and fascia were properly installed by professionals.
Can I paint my old soffits and fascia?
Yes, it is possible to paint your old soffits and fascia to make them look better but most people chose not to do so. The main reason for this being the case that the cost difference is minor.
We provide a free cost estimate for the replacement that can help you make a better decision.