When it comes to the roofing system, most homeowners tend to think that it’s only composed of the shingles, the roof deck and the underlayment. After all, these areas are the roof components that often need the most attention. However, according to storm damage repair, while these are all important parts of your roof, there is another important component that is often overlooked: the roof soffit. But what exactly does the roof soffit do?
Here’s everything you need to know about the roof soffit.
According to residential and industrial roofing experts, the roof soffit has two purposes. The first is that it improves your home’s aesthetic appeal. This is because the soffits can cover up your eaves, preventing your rafters from becoming completely exposed to guests and neighbors. Simply pick a soffit in the style and color that you like and install it and it should add instant character to your home and make it more pleasing to look at.
Apart from improving your home’s aesthetics, the soffit can also help your building breathe. If you install a vented soffit in your home, the vents can provide regular air circulation to your attic, allowing you to further prevent excess air and moisture from entering your home and baking your shingles from the inside out.
Types of Soffit
When it comes to soffit materials, you have a wide range of options to consider. However, while you have many materials to choose from, the most popular options are aluminum and vinyl. If you opt for aluminum, experts say that your soffit will be highly durable, non-combustible and easy to maintain. If you’re working on a budget, on the other hand, then consider using vinyl as not only are they affordable but they’re also easy to clean, resilient, and is considered to be the best material for insulating your home. Should you face any difficulty in choosing, however, simply turn to a roofing expert for their help and advice.
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