Your home’s exterior has a lot of important components: the roof, siding and windows. However, there are certain parts of the exterior that are sometimes overlooked, and that’s the soffit and fascia. While some may think these parts of the exterior don’t play an important role, it’s actually the opposite case as these two are integral to defending your home from the elements.

The Purpose of the Soffit and Fascia


The fascia is the horizontal band that can be spotted from beneath the rafter tails or the lower edge of your roof. This is vital to your home because this is the last line of support for your roof tiles or shingles’ bottom row. It’s also where your gutters are installed.


The soffit, on the other hand, is located beneath your roof’s rafter tails and helps prevent water from blowing into your house during a storm, especially if you live in a climate with high winds. It’s also responsible for the ventilation that keeps a steady airflow between your roof and attic, preventing moisture buildup that causes mold to form in your home. Aside from that, the soffit also releases heat from your attic during hot summer months and keeps pests like bees, wasps and squirrels from invading your home. Of course, this will only work if the soffit is well-maintained so be sure to conduct regular maintenance on it to make sure that there aren’t any cracks or holes in the fixture.

Aside from its practical uses, both the soffit and fascia are important for a home’s curb appeal so it’s important that you maintain the two.

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