How Soffit Can Add Beauty and Warmth to Your Home

September 10th, 2014

The word “soffit” is derived from the French language, meaning “something fixed underneath”. Soffit most often refers to the material that forms a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof. It bridges the gap between the home’s siding and the roofline. If you stand under the overhang of the roof and look up, you will see soffit.

Aesthetic Appeal

Soffit is essentially the skin that covers your eaves and prevents your rafter beams from being fully exposed. Cover these eyesores with soffit! You can choose the style and color you like while adding instant charm and character to the exterior of your home.

Functional Appeal

Soffit protects your home’s rafters from weather elements and prevents mold buildup and rotting beams. Properly ventilating your soffit will aid in the flow of air and provide regular circulation through your attic so your home can breathe. Your utility bill will also reap the benefits!

Types of Soffit

Soffit is most commonly made of aluminum, vinyl, fiber cement, wood, and steel. However, wood soffit is the most aesthetically and functionally appealing. It looks natural and timeless, and adds tremendous warmth to your home.

Other Uses of Soffit

Although soffit is most commonly used on the underside of a roof eave, it can also be used under porches, arches, columns, and staircases…just about anywhere that has an exposed ceiling.

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