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Basic Guide to Soffits

Soffits may seem like a minor detail in your home’s exterior, but they can actually make a big difference to curb appeal. Moreover, they also play a crucial role in your roofing system, basically preventing certain kinds of roof damage.

Basic Guide To Soffits

Read on to know more about the purpose of soffits as well as the different types that you can use for your home.

Why Do I Need Soffits?

Soffits provide passive ventilation for your attic. They keep warm moisture in the air from mixing with your attic air and, in the process, prevent mold growth. Due to this critical function, soffits are widely considered as an effective way to ventilate the attic. Without soffits, heat and moisture can get trapped inside your home more easily — which can then lead to poor indoor air quality and roof rot.

In the case of roof rot, make sure to address the problem immediately. But before repairing your old roof or installing a new roof, check the condition of your soffits and look into other possible causes of the damage as well.

Types of Soffits

The two most popular types of soffits are vinyl and aluminum.

Vinyl soffits are generally cheaper than aluminum soffits. They’re sturdy and low-maintenance, so you can get a lot of bang for your buck. Vinyl soffits are also available in a variety of styles, grains, and textures, enabling you to create a highly customized look.

Aluminum soffits, on the other hand, are best known for fitting in all kinds of spaces, including tricky ones. They’re also quite durable and low-maintenance. They don’t crack, chip, rot, or get too dirty.

Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. has worked on over 8,500 roofing projects. With our experience and expertise, you can have peace of mind that your job will be done according to industry standards. To request a roof estimate, feel free to call us at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form.

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