The material between the roof’s eaves and your home’s external wall is referred to as soffits. They may not be as visible as the roof and siding, but you should not undermine their significance. Soffits are an integral part of your roofing system and should be properly maintained alongside your roof.
In this post, Roofer Chicks discusses the importance of soffits to your home’s structural integrity.
What Is a Soffit?
Your roof extends over the walls of your home, and soffits are found underneath this overhang, giving your home a finished look. Soffits are typically used under a building’s main roof, although they can also be installed around porches, arches or columns, a flight of steps, or anything else with a visible ceiling.
Why Does My Home Need Soffits?
The underside of your roof, as well as a portion of your attic space, is covered by soffits. Heat accumulates in the attic over time as a result of both the sun beating down on the house and the indoor temperature rising. If this heat is not properly vented or circulated, it can cause your roof to overheat. This can lead to shingles deteriorating more quickly and ice dams forming in the winter, potentially causing leaks. Soffits can prevent these issues by providing adequate ventilation. Your home is also protected by soffits from pests and animals like birds, bats and squirrels.
How Are Soffits Maintained?
Soffit panels are susceptible to decay, warping, peeling and moisture-related problems. They can sag and disintegrate in the event of a storm, cyclonic winds or hurricanes. After an extreme weather event, examine the soffits of your home for cracks, holes, peeling paint and scratches. Do not ignore even minor signs of damage and immediately contact your trusted roofing contractor for inspection and repairs.
Invest in quality soffits with the help of Roofer Chicks. Rest assured that our team does not compromise on the quality of service and products that our clients need. Call us at (830) 627-7663 or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.