Your roofing system is exactly that – a system. It consists of several components all working together to shed excess rainwater and keep it away from the rest of your home. One of the most important but often overlooked parts of your roofing system is the soffits and fascia. In today’s post, residential roof replacement experts Colorado Roof Toppers explains why soffits and fascia are so important and why they need to be vented.
What Are Soffits and Fascias?
Soffits are the boards found under the eaves of your roofing. Soffit comes from the Latin word suffixus which means “fixed underneath”. Soffits are made from wood, aluminum or vinyl and will usually match your siding but can be a different color depending on your personal preference.
Fascias, on the other hand, are the horizontal boards that are mounted by your roofing contractor and are also often called the roofline. Fascias give your home a more finished look and increase its overall curb appeal but, more importantly, it is where your gutters are usually mounted.
Many homeowners think that soffits are only installed for aesthetic purposes but they actually serve a more important purpose. Your soffit acts as a passive ventilation unit for your attic. It also helps prevent warm moisture in the air from entering your attic and condensing, leading to mold growth and other problems.
Before soffits became a popular way to ventilate your attic, most roofing companies used gable or hood vents to aid in proper air circulation. Now, soffits are the main option as it provides a more effective way of cycling the air in your attic which is crucial for the overall health of your entire roof.
If you are looking for a reputable and honest roofer in Fort Collins, CO, then you’ve come to the right place! For all your roof-related needs, be sure to give Colorado Roof Toppers a call at (720) 378-1901 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our roofers today.