You’ll find your exterior soffit between the roof’s eaves, where the fascia and gutters are secured to the wall. If your roof has an overhang, then this component is present in your home. Moreover, soffit does more than contributing to your home’s appeal.
Protecting Your Exterior
Soffits protect your home’s exterior by preventing the entrance of pests, such as birds, bats and squirrels. They also allow you to sufficiently ventilate your attic while keeping your exterior appealing. This component also keeps water from blowing into your house when it’s raining, making them especially beneficial for areas prone to high winds.
Vented soffits will improve air circulation in your attic, which is essential for your indoor comfort. A soffit outlining the roofline is one of the best ways to ventilate your attic. These soffits will allow warm, moist air to escape, helping keep your living spaces comfortable.
Keep Your Soffits in Good Shape
By hiring an experienced residential roofing contractor, you can ensure your soffit and fascia are installed and waterproofed correctly. Roof maintenance is also essential in keeping soffits in good condition. Compromised flashing or deteriorating gutters can cause water to back up to your soffit and fascia, risking water damage.
You can extend the lifespan of your soffits by making sure your gutters are clean, and they are the right size for your roof. Soffits must be sealed and caulked properly. Check them for bees, hornets and wasp nests from time to time. Get rid of any mildew on soffits with a soft brush and a bleach and water solution.
AQ Roofing LLC is a leading residential and commercial roofing contractor in the area. Our experienced team is here to assist with your roofing and siding needs. Call us at (501) 214-7167, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.