Fascia boards have a service life of about 20 years. It is therefore important to replace them at the end of their lifespan as the soffit and fascia board are what allow for proper insulation of your home, as well as proper ventilation. In addition, they cover the wooden parts of your home, protecting them against bad weather conditions.
Soffits are usually made of aluminum. Available in many colors, aluminum offers an advantage in that it can be matched to your gutters, siding and various accents of your exterior design. Furthermore, different soffit thicknesses are available to harmonize with the look of your home's exterior.
Vinyl soffits, a more economical option, are also available. Offering the same clean look as aluminum, vinyl efficiently protects your home. Requiring little maintenance, vinyl is a good solution for hard-to-access areas.
Vented soffits are primarily used in the non-habitable areas of the house such as the attic. They help cool the home in the summer and prevent ice build-up in the winter.
Non-vented soffits are used in other areas to keep the house warm. UV and salt resistant, they are a lasting investment.
Depending on the look of your home’s exterior, several color options are available. While it is no longer only available in white, soffit and fascia board covering is offered in a wide range of colors. You can therefore match it to your siding, window frames, front door or gutters, depending on the desired look. However, aluminum comes in a much wider range of colors than vinyl, a fact that should be taken into account when choosing the material.