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What Is Soffit And Why Is It Important?

What Is Soffit And Why Is It Important?

When you look at your roof you will see a section that extends past the sides of the home that hangs over, these are your eaves. Eaves do more than just keep you out of the rain and snow while you unlock your door, it is also where your soffit is. When you stand below this overhang and look up, you will see the soffit of your home. Soffit can come in different materials, but it most often is made of a material that is the same or similar to your siding. The soffit is essentially any finishing material that covers the underside of the overhang and gives the home a finished look, but it also serves several practical functions for the home.

Why Is Soffit Important?

Airflow
Soffit allows for proper ventilation within the home. If you think about where the soffit is positioned, it is connected to the attic of the house, which is responsible for heat regulation within the home. Heat builds within the attic from rising heat within the house as well as from heat from the sun beating down on the roof. Without proper ventilation, the attic can overheat, which can lead to the early breakdown of shingles and the formation of ice dams in the winter. Having soffit in good condition will help keep air circulating and reduce the risk of these damages. This circulation is not only important for temperature management, but also for humidity. Because the soffit allows for air circulation, it reduces the growth of mold, mildew, and rot in the home and attic. When you look at the soffit and see small perforations, those are to assist with air ventilation.

Aesthetic
Soffit does more than circulate air, it also gives the home a refined and finished look. Without the soffits, the structural supports of the roof would be exposed, making the home look incomplete. Typically, the look of the soffit you choose will match the rest of the home to give the entire building a cohesive look. If a home uses fibre cement as a siding, you would likely also want to use fibre cement for the soffit. Although the soffit doesn’t have to be the same colour as the siding, you will likely want it to be complimentary.

Pests
Without soffit, the underside of the overhang of the roof would be exposed, which would mean pests of various kinds could make the underside of your roof their home, or they could make their way into your attic. These pests could be bugs and arachnids, but they could also be rodents, as these animals can squeeze themselves into small spaces. While soffit has small perforations, it is specifically designed to allow for airflow while keeping pests out.

Calgary Soffit Installation And Repair From Asonic Roofing

Soffit plays several very important roles in the home, which is why you need to ensure your soffit is not rotting or otherwise ineffective. If it’s time for a soffit repair or a new soffit installation, contact Asonic Roofing in Calgary. At Asonic Roofing, we specialize in soffit and fascia board repair and installation. We offer quality workmanship that will keep out the harsh Calgary weather and make your home feel comfortable all year long. At Asonic Roofing in Calgary, we’re so confident in our work that we offer a 10-year labour and workmanship warranty on all of our services, so you can have peace of mind knowing your soffit repair will last. For soffit repair or soffit installation, contact Asonic Roofing in Calgary at 1-403-462-2808 or fill out the contact form.

FAQs

The cost depends on the dimensions of your home and the material of the soffit. Contact Asonic Roofing at 1-403-462-2808 for a free assessment and quote.

The soffit can be wiped clean with water, but pressured sprays should be avoided. Water that gets inside the soffit may increase the risk of mold.

The Asonic Roofing team can: 

  • Replace any damaged and old soffit and fascia boards 
  • Help you select the right fascia and soffit material for your home
  • Remove any rotten wood and install fresh wood or other materials 
  • Seal, caulk and paint if required for a seamless look and full protection from future problems

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With over 20 years of industry experience behind us, we are a leading roofing company in Calgary that understands the meaning of quality, customer service, and reliability. Whether you need us to fix a leaky roof or install a brand new front door, our free assessments, flexible payment plans, and high-quality products make it easy for you to achieve a safe and beautiful home. We are proud to serve Calgary and surrounding areas.

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Our focus is you and we’ll never sell you anything that isn’t right for your home and family. Whether you require a total roof replacement, siding repair, or the installation of new windows and doors, our expert team will guide you through all your possible options to ensure you get exactly what you need. 

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