Your roof has numerous intricate components that work together to keep your family safe against the elements, while ensuring your home remains energy efficient. There is one component in particular that is often overlooked, despite its contributions to your home, which is the roof soffit. In today’s blog, the top roof repair and maintenance specialist, Expert Contracting, shares the importance and functions of roof soffits.
Where Can You Find the Soffit?
The soffits are often described as the underbelly of your roofing system. This is the material between your roof’s eaves where the gutters and fascia boards are secured to the wall. If your roof doesn’t have an overhang, then it won’t have soffits. Whenever you step outside and peek at your roof, do you notice a protrusion that mimics your home’s siding that comes out from your home’s facade? If so, then you’ve found the soffits.
Why Are Soffit Boards Vital?
Your roof replacement contractor would mention that soffit boards are important since they ensure passive ventilation for your attic. Without it, your attic will become hot and humid, leading to serious roof and structural damage. You’ll encounter serious issues like mold growth and rotting. All of this goes to show how important soffit boards are.
Prior to soffits allowing for passive ventilation in your attic, gable or hood vents were the go-to choice to create air flow. However, their drawback is that they do not circulate air, but only spread air in the spaces they’re designated to. This still allows mold spores to grow in areas where it doesn’t reach. Soffits are advantageous in this situation since it allows heat and moisture to exit your home, and allows sufficient ventilation for your attic.
As one of the best roofing companies in the area, Expert Contracting is one of the most trusted names in the area! Call us today at (716) 572-7303 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form. We serve customers in West Seneca, Hamburg, Williamsville and the surrounding NY areas.