As Jeanne Matteucci says in her HGTV article Why Soffits and Fascias Are Important, “Whether you’re hiring a pro or doing it yourself, it’s important to know the parts of your roof.”
Soffit and fascia are architectural elements located along the eaves of your roof. They do more than just give your home a finished, polished look; they also protect it by keeping critters from entering your home and preventing wind and water from blowing under the eaves.
Soffit is found on the span beneath the rafter tails while fascia is the exposed horizontal band at the end of the rafters. If not properly maintained, they can become places for water to collect so it is important to keep them well-painted and sealed with caulk.
In addition to providing information about different materials of which soffit and fascia are manufactured, Matteucci’s article also offers the following useful tips:
Learn more by reading the full article here.
For your soffit and fascia inspection, maintenance or installation needs, you can turn to Baltic Home Improvements. We are a trusted, established business located in Lemont, IL and we provide service throughout the southwestern Chicago suburbs. Contact us today to learn more.
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