Why Soffit & Fascia is an Integral Part of Your Home’s Defense System

Did you know that the soffit and fascia around your home is one of the most neglected areas, but they provide one of the most important protections for the roof? Many homeowners don’t even know the purpose of soffit and fascia and assume they are  purely of aesthetic value, but this is definitely not the case.

What Is Fascia?

As a vital part of proper roof construction, fascia is found underneath the roofline just behind the gutters. Think of fascia as trim around your roof which is mounted on the exposed ends of the rafters or the top of the exterior walls to create a layer between the edge of the roof and outside. The most commonly used materials for fascia are wood, plastic and aluminum.

What Is Soffit?

Derived from the French language literally meaning “something fixed underneath” which is exactly where soffit resides tucked away underneath the fascia board. It can be used under porches, flights of stairs and most commonly around a home’s roof. Soffit can be made out of aluminum, vinyl, fiber cement, wood and steel. Soffit can be vented to allow the flow of air into your roof which is ideal. Without having adequate ventilation, condensation will form in your roof increasing rot and decay.

You may ask then what are the features and benefits of properly functioning soffit and fascia on your home. Well you are about to find out!

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Soffit & Fascia Benefits:

Soffit & Fascia Provide:

  • A first line of defense against weather stopping wind and rain from penetrating your roofing system
  • Adds a finishing touch to your home giving it a clean-line appearance
  • Protection for your rafters and eliminates the possibility of structural damage that could cause you to have to replace your entire roof
  • Lower heating bills which will help you and the environment
  • A barrier to keep out moisture that can cause rotting and decaying if it penetrates the edge of your roof

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What Type Of Material Should I Use When Having New Soffit And Fascia Installed?

Many older homes have wooden fascia, but the most commonly used material used in the US today for the replacement of soffit and fascia is aluminum or vinyl.  This is in large part due to being more practical and economical. Here are a few reasons to choose aluminum or vinyl for your next project.

  • It requires very little maintenance compared to its wood counterpart
  • They are easily cleaned and keep that “brand new” looking appearance over many years with little effort
  • No treating or painting every year like wood
  • It is much more durable standing up to the elements
  • It is resistant to rot and decay and also being attacked by insects

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Soffit & Fascia Replacement Reviews:

"Hunter Moegenburg with Lindus Construction took off the LeafGuard® Gutters and repaired the rotted fascia and replaced the gutters.  Hunter did a great job of explaining the work.  It looks like he did good job."

David S.
Woodbury, MN
December 2, 2023

"Had gutters, soffit and fascia replaced. Lindus did a great job, the workers were very friendly, kept us updated on what they were doing, cleaned up good and the work looks great."

Eric E.
Minneapolis, MN
November 4, 2023

"The crew did an amazing job on our fascia, soffit, and new gutters. Thanks!"

Kevin M.
Roseville, MN
November 3, 2023

I had major facia, soffit and gutter collapse due to severe ice dam problems this past winter on one side of my house.  Brandon got a crew out next day to shore-up the hole and to move forward with a repair. They ended up repairing the hole and improving overall ventilation by adding TruVent hidden vent soffits and LeafGuard® Gutters to the entire house! I The job was perfectly done by installers Brett and Josh.  Finally, I have peace of mind that everything is working again (way better than before) and don't mind when it pours anymore."

Mary B.
Burnsville, MN
May 17, 2023

“The Lindus crew that worked on my house was great! We had our large house re-sided, new brick, soffit and fascia, and gutters. They provided status updates, answered my questions, and provided great recommendations when we ran into the inevitable hiccup of replacing old with new. Their quality control process is above and beyond anything I have ever experienced which left me with an amazing result in which I felt 100% confident in the lasting power.”

Brenda D.
River Falls, WI
December 20, 2022

"Lindus did a great job with our home project.  Team communicated progress and timing of the project, before and throughout the installation.  There were a few minor issues, which they addressed in a timely manner and completed to our satisfaction.  They sent out a quality team member for further follow-up which went beyond our expectations.  We have since contracted Lindus for another project.  Great team; great people."

Kirk L.
Minnetonka, MN
December 19, 2022
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