Every detail matters when it comes to your home and this also applies to your soffit, which is found on the underside of your roof overhang. However, many homeowners tend to overlook this part of their roof. To help you see the bigger picture, Edward Klecka Construction Company, your roof replacement expert, shares how soffits can benefit your home.
Ventilate Your Attic
Back then, homes utilized gable vents to allow airflow in the attic. However, they only distributed air in specific areas. Air that is not circulated eventually condensates, creating a breeding ground for mold. With soffits, you don’t have to worry about this problem. They allow for continuous ventilation, keeping heat and moisture from entering your home.
Keep Pests Out
Pests can damage your roof, electrical systems, and even compromise your home’s air quality. They usually enter your home through the roofline then nest in your attic. With proper maintenance, soffits will keep pests from infesting your home and avoid untimely roof repair.
Complete Your Exterior’s Look
Lastly, soffits complete the look of your home’s exterior. Without them, you leave the rafters comprising your roof’s overhang exposed. You can choose from a variety of colors, styles, and materials that will complement your home’s exterior.
Make the Most of Your Soffit
Given the important role your soffit plays, you should give them the care they deserve. The good news is, it only requires minimal maintenance as long as it is installed correctly. Just ensure that it is well-caulked and sealed, and is free of bees and wasp nests. You can also use a brush and vinegar and water solution to remove mildew.
For all things roofing, look no further than Edward Klecka Construction Company. We specialize in all roof types and have the proper resources to meet all your needs. Contact us at (805) 633-4171 or complete our form to request a quote.