A residential or commercial roofing system wouldn’t be complete without what we call the soffit. What is it and what does it do for your home?
A soffit is normally found in homes with roof overhangs; it is the material that covers the area underneath the roof and connects the edge of the roof, where the fascia and gutters are, to the home’s exterior wall. It basically acts as a ceiling on the underside of your roof.
This material does so much more than just make the home look good from the outside. Here’s a quick look at what the soffit does for your home, according to roofing experts:
- It Protects Your Rafters
Soffit covers your home’s rafters and protects them from the elements. This helps prevent mold from growing on your rafters, and also helps prevent rotting, helping you save on repair costs in the long run.
- It Prevents Pests From Entering Your Home
By covering the eaves, soffit helps prevent pests such as rodents, birds and insects from entering your home and making it their home as well. Such pests can cause damage to your roofing and things like your electrical system. Soffits prevent that from happening.
- It Allows Adequate Ventilation
Vented soffits allow air to flow in and out of your home’s attic freely. This helps release hot air and moisture from your home and, in effect, prevents mold from growing inside your attic. This results in improved indoor air quality. It will also help you save on cooling, attic repair and insulation replacement costs.
Looking for a certified roofing contractor to install or replace your soffit? Look no further than Infinity Roofing Contractors, your trusted and top-rated local roofers. Call us at (678) 802-8200 or fill out our contact form for a free quote. We serve clients in Acworth, Roswell and Marietta, GA.