Step just outside your home, look up and they are there–the roof soffits. They are not easily noticed, but this doesn’t make them any less important. You’ll want to make sure your roof soffits are intact because they offer many advantages for both your roof and home. Sunrise Exteriors, the premier slate roofs and exterior company in the area, share some of them here.
- They can give your home a smooth and finished look. The term ‘soffit’ is derived from the Latin word ‘suffixus’ which means ‘fixed underneath’. And that’s exactly where they are. The roof soffits are located between the roof’s eaves, where the gutters and fascia are placed on the wall. They cover the exposed rafters of the roof overhang, adding a neat finishing touch. And because soffits come in a variety of colors and materials, matching them with your home’s look is simple.
- Soffits help keep your roof and attic cool. There are vented soffits available today that help ensure smooth and continuous ventilation throughout your attic space. You probably already know that proper ventilation is an integral part of roof longevity and performance. Without it, heat becomes trapped in the attic, leading to mold and rot, while causing premature aging on the roof shingles above. If you’re considering having vented soffits installed, consult a reliable residential and commercial roofing company like Sunrise Exteriors. We’ll be more than happy to help you decide on the option that best meets your needs.
- They protect your home from moisture damage. Leaving the rafters exposed make it easy for moisture-laden air or wind-driven rain to enter the space under your roof. This exposure to water and moisture can encourage mold and rot, which may eventually lead to structural issues. This is where the soffits come in. By covering the rafters like a sort of door, they can prevent moisture from finding its way beneath your roofing system.
When in need of EPDM roofing installation, or residential soffit replacement, look no further than Sunrise Exteriors. We’ll take care of all your roof and exterior needs through our quality and effective solutions. We proudly serve Kansas City, MO and the nearby areas. Call us today at (816) 223-6524 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.