What Is Soffit And Why Is It Important?

Soffit may be hardly visible from the curb – and rarely talked about in home improvement or roofing discussions – but that doesn’t mean it’s not important.

In this blog, we will explore what soffit is, and why it is not only important to your roofing system, but to your home’s interior overall. Keep reading below for more information on soffit siding!

What Is Soffit?

Soffit is a type of siding that sits underneath your roof’s overhang. Though its appearance can vary based on the material, it typically resembles fiber cement, vinyl, or aluminum – similar to ordinary exterior siding. The color and shade of soffit, additionally, can depend based on the character and vibe of the home.

Where Is My Home’s Soffit?

It’s easy to find! If you have a front door, simply stand near it and look up. Focus in on the overhang of your roof, and if you see what appears to be a collection of plank-like siding – you’ve found the soffit of your home!

What Does Soffit Do Then?

There are a number of advantages that properly-installed siding can have for your home – both in the interior and exterior sense.

  • A Sense of Completeness

It may be an odd picture, but imagine if your soffit siding just wasn’t there. It would look kind of funny, right? Seeing the exposed underbelly of your roof would convey a sense of incompleteness that no homeowner would prefer to have.

There is no doubt that soffit adds to the structural integrity of your home, which leads to our next advantage.

  • Shelter & Security From Pests

The structure of soffit makes for an advantage in and of itself – security! It can protect you and your family from a variety of pests. If installed properly, soffit can effectively block out unwanted visitor such as insects and other unwelcome animals, saving you a lot of time, energy, money, and headaches.

  • Ventilation

While it keeps out bugs and other pests, soffit does allow for natural air to come into your home, which is definitely a good thing. Not only does this improve the airflow of your home’s interior, it also curbs the growth of mold, which is another issue that no homeowner wants to be dealing with. Soffit can help decrease humidity in your home’s attic, making the air a lot easier to breathe.

Contact Pinnacle Exteriors Today!

Are you seeking further information about soffit? Are you looking to put your home improvement project in action? Whatever you’re looking for, our team at Pinnacle Exteriors can get you one step closer to your goals. If you are in the Greater Boston area, simply call us at (617) 237-2855 to get started. We look forward to hearing from you soon!