What are Soffit and Fascia?

Vinyl SidingOne of the things that you need to pay close attention to when you’re having new vinyl siding installed on your home is whether the professionals you have hired are able to install the soffit, fascia, and trim on your home as well. If your siding installers aren’t up to date on the latest in installation techniques and design trends, your siding may not look its best or, even worse, not provide the thermal performance and weather resistance that you expect when you invest in high quality siding. So what, exactly, are soffit and fascia and how do they benefit the home?

The soffit and fascia of a home are extremely important because they are designed to complement the exterior of your house and work alongside your siding to provide you with the rich appearance and refinement that you require, while protecting the interior and exterior of your property from the elements. Soffits are installed on the underside of the overhanging section of your roof and extend from the top of your vinyl siding to the edge of the roof. The profile of the soffits can vary widely depending on the style you select, and are available in a number of different finishes to provide the aesthetic look you require. Soffits are also available in both ventilated and non-ventilated for cooling attic spaces and extending the lifespan of the roof. Fascia, on the other hand, is installed once the soffits are in place and protects the outside edge of the soffit and the horizontal space directly below the roof edge.

One of the biggest selling features of vinyl siding is its durability. Unlike wood, which absorbs water and can swell, rot, warp, and crack, vinyl is mostly maintenance-free. Yet installing vinyl siding, soffits, and fascia takes a trained eye to ensure that the home is protected against water intrusion, high winds, and other possible sources of wear and tear. To learn more, contact Alure Home Improvements and schedule a consultation or stop by our showroom in East Meadow, New York.