Soffit and Soffit Coverage
What is your soffit and why does your contractor keep talking about it? Soffit is very important for both appearance and ventilation of your home and attic. Read on for more information about your soffit and the options for soffit coverage. If you would like a quick free and no obligation consultation about your soffit, call us or use our easy request an estimate form up at the top of this page.
Soffit is the area parallel to the ground underneath the overhang of the roof. On many houses this area can be open soffit, which is all wood, and has exposed roof rafter tails. One of the problems with this type of soffit is that the ends of the rafters tend to wick up moisture and rot. The solution is to keep the painted and weather tight, or to replace or sister them. Other styles have enclosed soffit coverage, with a 1 by board that is painted. Hopefully, the soffit is vented ( for reasons detailed below ) but if not, it can be an easy fix. Because of the ongoing nature of soffit maintenance, many homeowners choose to cover the soffit with soffit coverage, specifically vented soffit coverage. Why vented?? Because the optimal way to ventilate you rattic, remove moisture and prevent ice-dams is to have soffit vents, which are louvered air vents cut and placed into the soffit board, in conjunction with a ridge vent on the peak of the roof. When covering the soffit to go maintenance free - you should use either fully vented to centervented soffit trim coverage. For a free estimate or consultation on replacing your soffit or for soffit coverage, please call us today or use our easy online estimate request form at the top of this page.