Your roofing system is composed of many individual components that work together to shield your home from the elements, including the blazing heat from the sun and heavy rainstorms. If just one component is missing or damaged, it can lead to persistent water leaks and costly repairs.
One of the most important components of any residential or commercial roofing system is the soffit, which connects the roof overhang to the side of the building. To get a good look at where the soffit is located, just stand in front of your entry door and look up.
Why Your Home Needs Soffits
The soffit serves as extra ventilation for your attic, helping prevent moisture retention inside your home. Soffits also add a layer of protection against pest infestations. Without the soffit, pests can enter your attic, damaging many components within your attic and home.
Materials Used for Soffits
Aluminum and vinyl are the most cost-effective soffit materials to manufacture and install. They’re also more lightweight compared to other materials. Aluminum soffits are quite malleable, making them easy for your roofing and siding contractor to fit around the roof. Aluminum doesn’t rot or crack and is non-combustible like metal roofing. Vinyl tends to be the best soffit material for insulation. Similarly, its weather-resistant properties make it ideal for high moisture areas. Both materials are easy to clean and maintain.
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