In most residential roofing systems, the roof itself overhangs the walls of a home by several inches. The underside of these overhangs can be exposed to a lot of problems like water penetration and even pest infestations. Soffits are panels that cover up these exposed eaves, protecting your roofing system from such issues. However, despite their seemingly essential purpose, many people still question whether or not they should install soffits.
It’s tempting to save a few bucks on expensive roof replacement jobs, but saving money does not mean you should cut corners and neglect to install soffits on your roof. Here are a few reasons you should always use soffits to protect your roof.
They Make Your Home Look Good
Exposed eaves and overhangs from a recent roof repair or replacement job can make your home appear unfinished. You should install soffits if only to enhance the appearance of your home. You can even choose from a wide selection of patterns and colors to complement your existing siding and create a more consistent style among different elements of your exteriors.
They Let Your Roof Breathe
Warm air rises, and, when it does, this air often ends up within your roofing structure. Often, this warm air is also humid, which then condenses when it meets with the relatively colder temperature of your roof. Over time, this could lead to water-related damage on your wooden rafters and beams. Adequate ventilation prevents this problem, allowing hot humid air a way to exit your roofing system, and soffit panels are one of the best places to install vents on your roof.
They Save You Money
Proper ventilation keeps your roof in good condition for longer, which means fewer needs for roof maintenance and repairs. It also makes your home very energy-efficient. This means soffits save you money on both the upkeep of your roof and in your utility bills.
At Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC., we can help you find the soffit solutions for your roofing system. Fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Springfield as well as other nearby areas around Oregon.