What are Soffits and Does my Home Need Them?

Fields Roofing Soffits
October 8, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.

By Fields Roof Service.  

Fields Roof Service explains why a soffit is critical to your home. 

The overhang of your roof can go by a few names, such as the house eaves or the rafters of your roof, but it is the underside of this overhang, when given a finished appearance, that is called the soffit. A soffit is the material between your roof's eaves and your homes exterior wall, it is basically any finishing material that is installed to cover the underside of your roof overhang. A soffit is a critical piece of your roof; read on as Fields Roof Service explains what a soffit does and why your house needs them. 

Soffits keep your roof well-ventilated.  

There are vented soffits available that help draw cool, fresh air into your attic. You probably already know just how important proper attic ventilation is to the longevity and performance of your roof.  

By allowing for smooth and efficient airflow in the space – which helps keep the roofing system cool and dry – the soffits can indirectly prevent ice dams from forming along your roof during the winter. They also help maintain a cooler, more comfortable indoor environment for your home in summer.  

Soffits can improve your home’s look.  

What they do is give your home a neater and more finished look by covering up exposed rafters in the roof overhang. Not all soffits look the same. They come in many different materials, designs and colors. 

This means you’re free to customize them to better suit your home’s exterior palette and style. But if you’re having trouble deciding, just turn to your reliable roof contractor, Fields Roof Service, Inc. and we’ll help you choose the perfect soffits for your home. 

Soffits can extend your roof’s life.  

We’ve mentioned before that soffits act as a cover to exposed rafters. But aside from aesthetics, this actually has another benefit – they help prevent moisture and wind-driven rain from entering the attic through that opening. This eliminates the potential of mold and rot developing in the roof structure, keeping the system sturdy and intact for longer. 

Fields Roof Service, Inc. is not just the leading expert in roof leak repair – we can also handle your exterior home improvement needs. If you need new soffits for your home, just call us for a replacement and we’ll handle the rest. Call us today at (253) 881-8612 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve Kent, Washington and the rest of Western Washington. 

Learn more about Fields Roof Service in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory, or visit www.fieldsroofservice.com.

Original article source: Fields Roof Service


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