An exterior soffit can be seen on the outside area of the house beneath the rafter tails. The fascia is the exposed band you see at the end of the rafters. Though small, these areas of a house’s exterior can make a big difference in the visual appeal and finish of your home.
Your soffit and fascia aren’t there for aesthetic reasons alone. These features shield the outer edges of your roof and prevent the elements from penetrating and damaging the roofing system. The fascia also serves as extra gutter support. To help maintain your soffit and fascia, inspect them regularly for damage. Call on our professionals to replace your soffit and fascia in Salt Lake City, UT, if you spot these problems:
- Bite marks from pests like rodents that have entered the roofing
- Bees, wasps, and other insects nesting in cracks and holes on the soffit and fascia
- Moisture rotting the soffit or fascia or the presence of mold and algae
- Paint peeling or bubbling from moisture trapped beneath
- Water damage making the fascia boards sag
- Missing fascia boards
Consider replacing the soffit and fascia if they’re past their life expectancies, as they’ll be less reliable and deteriorate faster. Here are the average lifespans according to material type:
- Wood soffit and fascia boards last 5-15 years, depending on how well-maintained they are.
- UPVC and vinyl soffit and fascia typically last around 10-20 years.
At American Roofing Company offers aluminum soffit and fascia, which can last well over 20 years. This material won’t rot or peel like wood or turn brittle like UPVC and vinyl