What do people pay attention when they look at the home? The big and prominent features: walls, windows, doors, and roof. But no less important are the smaller parts of the home, which at first glance are not visible, but which are a very important part. You can read about cedar soffit and aluminum soffit on our service’s webpage. And today we will tell you about the fascia – what it is and why it is so important for your home.
What is Fascia?
Fascia goes hand-in-hand with your home’s soffit. Fascia is the area of siding directly above the soffit. It’s the exposed board you see on the front of your roof’s overhang.
Your fascia is also where gutters are placed. Fascia is very visible and needs to be in good shape so your home’s curb appeal isn’t in jeopardy.
Just like soffit, fascia can be made of aluminum, wood (cedar) or vinyl and which option is best for your home – it’s up to you.
So why Fascia and Soffit Are Important?
Now that you know what soffit and fascia are, you need to know why they’re important. You might be thinking, how can such small areas be that important for my home?
The fact is, it’s very important to stay up-to-date on your soffit and fascia if you want to keep a good looking and energy efficient home.
Why Is Soffit Important?
The soffit is important because thanking him, you have ventilation, which helps keep a steady airflow between your roof and attic. Your attic should be well ventilated, otherwise, humidity may form, which will lead to the formation of mold. And mold is the last thing you want in your home.
Aside from keeping moisture out, soffit helps to release heat from your attic during the hot summer days.
Soffit also protects your home from an invasion of birds and insects. Bees and wasps love to nestle up in soffit, so you need to keep it maintained to prevent them from invading. It’s important to make sure your soffit has no cracks or holes in it and if it does, you must repair or replace it right away.
Why Is Fascia Important?
Fascia consists of the long straight board along the lower edge of the roof, so how can it be so important? For starters, it’s the last line of support for the lower edge of the bottom row of roof tiles or shingles.
Plus, it’s what your gutters are installed on. Gutters are extremely important and your fascia needs to be able to hold them up not only during a torrential downpour but also during hail and snow.
Finally, fascia is also important because it’s visible to everyone. If you want to maximize your home’s curb appeal, your fascia needs to look great as well.
And no matter which fascia you choose – vinyl, wood or aluminum – feel free to call us +1 250-899-4218 and get a free consultation.