Many consumers have heard the terms”soffit” and “fascia” but have no idea what they mean. This leads to a misunderstanding of the value that soffit and fascia bring to a home. At Window Depot of Chattanooga, we have seen these products greatly improve both the functionality and appearance of many Chattanooga, TN, homes.
What Are Soffit and Fascia?
The best way to explain soffit and fascia is to think of them as the exterior trim of your home. Soffit panels are located on the underside of your roof’s eaves. They can be vented, solid, or beaded, and come in a variety of thicknesses and colors. Vinyl soffit is made to interlock, so it is incredibly durable. Fascia boards trim the edges of the roof and serve as the anchoring point for gutters and downspouts.
What Do They Do?
Soffit and fascia not only give your home a neat and polished appearance, but they also are very functional. These products help prevent pests like bats and birds from taking up residence in your attic. They also prevent water from blowing underneath your roof and serve as an important ventilation feature for your home. Additionally, soffit can be used to create exterior porch ceilings.
What Are They Made of?
Traditionally, soffit and fascia were made of wood or aluminum. However, aluminum bends and dents easily, and wood is prone to rot and insect infestation. Most modern homeowners choose to add or replace their old soffit and fascia with new vinyl products. Vinyl is attractive, durable, and easy to clean. It comes in a variety of styles and colors to complement the exterior of any home.
How Do I Install It?
Installing vinyl soffit and fascia is a tedious task that requires skill and precision. At Window Depot of Chattanooga, we proudly install the highest quality of products on the market to ensure durability, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. Our home improvement contractors also provide other valuable services to the Chattanooga area, including roofing installation and repair, exterior door installation and repair, gutter installation, window replacement, and garage door installation services. Contact us at (423) 894-0011 to speak with one of our contractors and receive a free estimate today.