Your roof is more than just the asphalt shingles that cover it. It is actually an entire system made of several components working hand-in-hand to properly divert excess rainwater. One of the least understood parts of this system are the soffits and fascia. In today’s post, trusted residential and commercial roofing contractors US Roofing gives you the lowdown on these two components and explains why they should have proper venting.
What are Soffits and Fascia?
The soffit is the part of your roof located under the eaves where the roof meets the siding. Your fascia, on the other hand, is the horizontal board that is mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the house. It is also referred to as the roofline and is where your gutters are typically mounted.
They are typically made of wood, vinyl, or aluminum and helps make your house look more finished. While they contribute a great deal to the overall appearance and aesthetics of your home, they also serve a more utilitarian purpose.
Why Do Soffits and Fascia Need Proper Venting?
The soffits underneath your eaves are usually installed by residential roofing contractors with small gaps to allow for proper ventilation. These small gaps allow air to flow through your attic. Without proper ventilation, your attic can become too hot and humid, especially during summer.
This can lead to mold and fungus growth that can rot wood and jeopardize your home’s entire structure. A too-hot attic can also cause your shingles to crack, significantly shortening their service life. To avoid these problems, be sure to hire only professionals to work on your roofing system.
From seasonal roof jobs to full-on replacements, our team at US Roofing has the skills and expertise to get the job done right! For all your roofing needs, be sure to give us a call at (978) 532-6300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our experts.