You may not have observed it, but soffits and fascias are present all over the houses. The protruding vertical frieze or band under a roof edge that you see forming the outer surface of corner visible from the street are what fascias are. And soffits are used almost everywhere. From roofs, to under the columns, to under the arches to under the porches or even under a flight of stairs.
Fascia is made from cedar boards, aluminium sheets or fiber0-cement boards and the soffits can be made out of any kind of wood, metal sheet or PVC.
Now, using soffits and fascias are important in your home due to a lot of reasons. What appears to the homeowners as a mere detail added by the architect to increase the appeal of the home, is a well sought after decision which is important. Some of the reasons as to why soffits are important to include: –
Sure, the soffits increase the appearance of your home from the exterior, but their functionality is what they are used for. Soffits and fascias are weather proof elements that come in handy during the time of rains and water build ups.
Keep the attic ventilated
The soffits with vents make sure that fresh air is supplied constantly to the attic of your home. This makes sure that the entire building is well-ventilated and breathes.
Protect against rain
Fascia’s are important in weather related issues like rain. They protect the wooden edges of the home from the corrosive water and act as a protector of the wooden edges.
Weather proof the roof
The biggest part where fascia’s and soffits come in as useful are on the rooftops. They act as a barrier between the surface of the roof and the rain; and protect your home (both, from interior and exteriors) from the harsh effects of rainwater.
Keep the birds away
Both fascia and soffit, in combination, make sure to keep bats, rats, birds, squirrels and the pest away from entering the home via the attic.
Protect the structure
Since space remains properly ventilated and there is no moisture in the attic, there is no way that the moisture can lead to rotting of the insides. This maintains the structural integrity of the place and keeps the framework of the place ever strong.
Increase the appeal
As aforementioned, the soffits and fascias are increasingly appealing to look at and in the modern-day world, they are available in a variety of finishes and material.