Soffit and Fascia Materials
It’s time to build your dream home or perhaps you are remodeling your current residence. As you select your materials to use on the exterior, don’t overlook the soffit and fascia. These architectural details don’t just contribute to the overall look of your house; they are actually a very important part of your attic’s ventilation.
The term soffit is used to describe the material that covers house eaves. Without it, you would only have exposed rafters that detract from the beauty of your home. Its purpose is not purely cosmetic though; when vents are integrated into the soffit, they help air and moisture to circulate in your attic.
The boards that cap the soffits and run along the roof are known as the fascia. They protect rafters from the elements and help to weatherproof your home. Aside from their practical use, they create a smooth edge that complements the roofline.
When choosing materials for your soffit and fascia, it’s important to not just consider cost but also the durability of the materials and how they will look with your overall design plan. If your soffit and fascia become rotted or damaged, it could impact the integrity of your whole roof.
Common soffit materials include:
Maintenance free and built to last, steel soffits and fascia are available in many colors and will never blister, peel or rot.
Aluminum soffit panel is very malleable which makes it a great choice for fitting into difficult spaces, and it’s ideal for Colorado Springs residences because it is water resistant and will never rot, chip or crack. You do need to keep in mind that it can be more expensive than vinyl soffit and is susceptible to denting.
Typically the most affordable option, vinyl soffit is available in a huge selection of colors, textures, and grains so you can truly customize your look. It is excellent for high moisture areas as it will not rot, and its easy-to-clean finish will resist cracking and chipping.
For a natural and timeless look, there is nothing that compares to real wood soffit. Although the most expensive option, with proper care and maintenance it will complement your home for years to come.
Deciding on the soffit and fascia for your next project is easy when you work with the experts at Seamless Choice Siding. Our skillful staff will guide you through the selection process, and because we are also a licensed contractor, we can install them too. From high-quality materials to premium siding, we are proud to carry the best brands in the construction industry. To find out how we can make your home’s exterior not only more beautiful but also more energy efficient, call to speak to one of our friendly and helpful representatives at (719) 445-7888.