While most people don’t realize the importance of a soffit, a home looks quite strange without them. Soffits are designed to provide a dual purpose, protecting the eaves and rafters, and offering an aesthetic appeal to the home. Soffits often add character to the home and can give it a quick facelift.
Protecting Your Home
Soffits will help to protect your home by keeping the rafters from being exposed to the wind, snow, hail, rain, and other Utah weather! Keeping water from getting into the home’s roofing system increases the lifespan of the roof, and keeps the rest of the home from dealing with leaks and flooding concerns.
In addition to looking nice, soffits are needed to help with proper ventilation. Your home needs to be able to breathe, which is why an effective ventilation system is essential. Allowing correct air flow reduces problems with mold growth and other bacterial issues in the attic and other areas in the home. When you do not have effective air flow, it can cause excessive heat in the summer months (when we have those triple digital days), causing your air conditioning system to work harder to try and keep the home cooler. Not only will you see a jump in your utility bill, you can easily burn out your air conditioner. The cold winters here are just as bad on the home if you do not have effective working soffits. Without the right amount of air flow in the winter, there will be buildups of moisture, which leads to concerns with rooting and mold in the rafters.
Without the soffits on the roof, the rafters are exposed. When the rafters are exposed, you open your home up to pests that can easily get inside and start causing problems. In addition to having pest issues, we often see water getting into the rafters and damaging the roof. When you have major water issues under the shingles and roofing material, it can lead to expensive roofing repairs. We recommend having the soffits repaired as quickly as possible to prevent additional decay of the roof.
Soffit Repair in Northern Utah
Soffits are one of the most essential parts of your home! Do not neglect them. We find soffits to be one of the most common and easiest ways to expand the lifespan of your roof and keep it protected. The roof has multiples parts that we will examine when we come out for your yearly roofing inspection. Contact us to schedule your appointment with our Utah roofing experts.