Soffit, along with fascia, helps protect the underside of a roof. If you have ever experienced high winds, the strong air current can send rain and airborne debris up under the eaves of your roof. This material exists to keep water from blowing into your home. Water is actually the most common cause of damage to any part of your roof system. Soffit that cannot quickly dry will lead to mold and rotting material in the roof. This can lead to weaknesses in the soffit and leaks in the roof and ceiling. Any weaknesses will be exploited quickly by small animals such as squirrels and birds who love to build nests there.
If you think the soffit, or any part of your roof, may be damaged, we can assess the problem and get repairs underway quickly. This material also acts as a source of ventilation. Without proper ventilation, your attic will overheat in the summer and cause the rest of your home to warm up. As your air conditioner works harder and longer to compensate for this, your utility bills will also rise. In the winter, snowfall and rain will increase the amount of moisture in the attic. Proper ventilation will reduce this moisture and decrease the chance of mold formation. If you’d like to learn more about the importance of this roof component, or schedule service for work on soffit in Osage Beach and Lake Ozark, MO, call our team today at (573) 789-8367.
The two most popular materials for use in this area are aluminum and vinyl. The most durable and water resistant of the two is aluminum. Aluminum is easy to clean and install, because the material is flexible and simple to fit into the needed space. Aluminum is, however, the pricier material compared to vinyl, and does not insulate quite as well. Vinyl is more affordable, and works much better as an insulation material. It, too, resists both water and rot. Vinyl does have some downsides, however. Heat from the sun can cause it to discolor, and too much sun exposure can make it brittle. It also runs the risk of mold formation if used in areas with damp climates.
Your Local, Expert Roofers
Thompson Roofing & Reconstruction does repair and installation of soffit in Osage Beach and Lake Ozark, MO, and the surrounding areas. Whether your soffit has weather damage or needs an upgrade, our roofing professionals will get the job done right. Want more information? Contact us today by phone at (573) 789-8367, or through our web form.