It’s not the first thing you think of, but the soffit and fascia are important in a structure’s performance and appearance. Constant exposure to the elements means soffits and fascia are prone to age faster than other parts of a home. They often need to be repaired or replaced before roofing or siding.
The soffit is the underside of any element of a building, and extends from the side of the house to the edge of the eave, closing the space beneath the eave. It’s key the soffit provides adequate attic ventilation to prevent excessive heat and moisture buildup.
Soffits are available in a wide variety of materials including aluminum, steel, vinyl, and wood. McKinnis can recommend the right choice for your application.
The fascia is the cap mounted at the end of a house or building’s rafters, and is often where gutters are attached to the structure. It’s also an opportunity to provide a distinctive architectural detail to your home or business.
Fascia can be made from aluminum, steel, vinyl, or wood, to blend or complement the style of your home or business. We’ll listen to you and recommend the right choice for your application.
Proper Soffit Fascia siding gives year-round benefits, including cooler attics in the summer and drier attics in the winter, reducing energy costs and halting the development of ice dams. A good flow of air can prevent moisture buildup, stopping the growth of mold and the deterioration of interior studs, joists, and insulation.
More comfortable year-round temperatures and prevention of damage? It’s easy to see why proper venting makes for a happy home.