If you always wondered about what your roofing contractor meant every time he said the words “soffit” or “fascia”, it is high time that you finally understood what they are. For starters, they are two of the many components that make up your entire roofing system. They each have their own roles to play in keeping the roof and the rest of your home in top condition.
The fascia is the board that covers the roof edges and the ends of the trusses. Fascias are ideally installed behind the gutters to prevent water from the roof from reaching them. The soffit, on the other hand, is the underside of your roof, adjacent to the fascia. Both components can be made of vinyl, wood or aluminum, among others.
According to your roof repair experts, the fascia closes the roof off from the edges and prevents pests or unwanted animals from gaining entry into your roof. Soffits are great locations for roofing vents, which help in ensuring proper air circulation indoors. Together, the fascia and soffit work to protect your home from water damage, mold growth and everything else that comes with it.
Without the soffit and the fascia, your roof will look unfinished. These components, as highly visible as they are, can be fitted to match the rest of your home in style and color.
If you want to learn more about the fascia and soffit on your roof, reach out to us at Jeff Woods Construction. We started building custom homes in 1977, and since then, we have evolved into a full-service construction and roofing company. We have certifications from manufacturers like Owens Corning® and GAF. Call us at (931) 787-9107 for an in-home consultation. We provide home additions construction, remodeling and various roofing services in Crossville and several other Tennessee areas.