One of the most underrated parts of a home is probably the soffit and fascia. Although they are not usually the first thing people notice when they see the exterior of your house, they play a crucial role in improving the overall look of the home and protecting it from outside elements that can otherwise damage it.
If you own an older home, it is essential that you check your soffit to see if it needs repairs or replacement. There are many options available when it comes to the soffit of a home, and it may be understandably overwhelming to go through all of these options. It is important to know what kind of soffit to buy to complete the look of your home as well as prevent insects and cold drafts from gaining entry.
There are different considerations you may want to look into before you make your choice final. To eliminate confusion, here is a guide that should help you as you find the right type of soffit and fascia.
You can choose to get your soffit from a variety of materials such as wood, vinyl, or aluminum. Most people generally choose to have the material match the rest of their home. It will help give the home a completed look and will add to the aesthetic appeal of the house.
Wooden materials will add a rustic feel to your home. However, while wooden soffit is a great material, if you live in an area that is humid, you might want to consider other materials as wood is prone to rotting and warping over time. You may opt for the aluminum or vinyl options, which will be less likely to fade or rot away over time. The two latter options will be able to offer protection as well as increase the aesthetic appeal of your home.
It is also a good idea to consider which materials will provide the right ventilation for your attic and the rest of your home. You will be able to achieve more ventilation if more slots are added between panels.
The main reason fascia and soffit to your home is to protect it from wind and rain getting into the roof. However, adding these components will be a way to level up the exterior of your home. The fascia can be made to mimic the rest of your home, or you may opt to fashion it with grooves and ridges to add an extra layer of depth and design to your roofing.
The style which you choose should match the overall design and style of the rest of the house. There are some designs that may clash instead of contrast and complement the rest of your house. This is why choosing the appropriate style is vital.
The same is true for the color that you choose for your soffit and fascia. You do not want to choose a color that will stick out like a sore thumb. Go with a shade that will blend in with the overall color scheme you chose for the exterior paint job of your home.
We understand that this task may be somewhat confusing. We hope that this list has helped you get to the bottom of what you really need in terms of soffit and fascia for your home. However, if all else fails, and you still have questions about the types of soffit and which one will work best for your needs, it will be best for you to ask for the opinion of a specialist.
Whether you are looking to get help with your soffit or with your home’s windows, you can always find only the most skilled and qualified installers at MCM Home. MCM respects local building codes and regulations, protects you against property damage and public liability, and most importantly, is committed to your complete satisfaction. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.