The Small Details of A Great Home Exterior Design: Fascias and Soffits

beautiful dark oak textured fascia and soffit combination displayed with an under-head point of view

A beautiful roof for your home is all in the details – and remarkable fascias and soffits help. Even if you have a roofing contractor that you’ve known and loved for a long time, it helps to have a basic understanding about the various components of your roof. That way you can be sure that you’re getting what you’ve paid for.

What are Fascias and Soffits?

Before we move into the details, it helps to have a basic understanding of what these elements of your roof are. Fascias protect the edges of your roof from the outside elements. It’s essentially a board that attaches to the rafters.

Soffits allow attic air to circulate more easily. It’s an exposed under area under the eaves of your roof. It’s important that they’re able to stand up to the elements as well. Both the fascia and soffits play a key role in performing an eye-popping home exterior makeover.

Replacing Fascias and Soffits

Proper gutter care is crucial for taking care of these parts of your roof. When the gutters begin to overflow or leak through, the fascias and soffits can become water damaged, and place the condition of the rest of your roof in jeopardy.

If your fascias and soffits are in bad condition it can detract from the curb appeal of your home. When you hire a contractor to replace your roof, it’s crucial to discuss the materials used for both of these elements of your roof. If you are concerned about the condition of your fascia and soffits, it’s time to contact an experienced roofing contractor.

They will be able to let you know quickly if the structure of your roof is at risk, and help you decide on the style and materials that will truly enhance the look and feel of your home’s exterior.

Many factors determine the cost of your materials and installation when replacing fascias and soffits. Generally, replacing a soffit can cost anywhere from $20-$30 a linear foot installed. Replacing a fascia is closer to $15-$25 a linear foot installed.

Finding the Right Soffits and Fascias for Your Home

There are plenty of quality choices and materials from names like James Hardie and Mastic/PlyGem to consider.

Speak with a home exteriors professional about the many options available to see what best fits your style and budget.  Or, search for fascia and soffits on Pinterest to provide inspiration before finding a contractor. With so many different materials and colors available, it’s likely you’ll find a few that meet or exceed your expectations.

Contact FTC Oury Group today for a free in-home consultation to discuss replacing the soffits and fascias on your home!