Not unlike gutters, rarely do we give them a second thought. The truth is that soffits offer several benefits to both the look of your home, and its functionality:
Soffits offer two important aesthetic benefits. They:
- hide your rafter beams
- add character and curb appeal to your home or building
Soffits offer several functional benefits, as well. They work to:
- protect rafters from the elements
- keep rafters from attracting mold
- let air flow through the vents, providing circulation to the attic
- limit moisture entering vents
Did You Know: Even though your home may have soffit vents, they could be blocked by improperly installed insulation.
Soffits are available in aluminum, vinyl and wood. A quick look at the pros and cons of each:
- Highly durable. Will not rot, chip or crack.
- Easy to maintain
- Can be more expensive than vinyl, especially on larger homes/buildings
- Potential to dent with enough force
- Does not insulate as well as vinyl.
- Stain and sealing products can extend the life and increase the durability
- Can create a dramatic or classic appearance depending on stain
- Some wood species are highly durable against rotting and insects
- Polyurethane coating and sealant can protect against water infiltration.
- Not as easy to maintain as vinyl
- Not as impervious to water
- Not all wood species are highly durable
- Good insulator
- Customizable to fit the look of your home
- Not as durable under extreme heat
- Potential to discolor over time
- Can develop mold in damp climates
- May not look as high-end as some other options
When you’re ready to have new soffits installed on your home, a professional can walk you through all the pros and cons of the options. Clayton Restoration has been repairing and installing soffits on St. Louis home for more than 30 years. We are recognized for exceptional installations and quality repairs at the best price. If your home is in need of roofing, gutters, insulation or siding, contact us today at 314-266-6379.
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