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Roofing Parts 101: Get to Know the Fascia & Soffit

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Scott Siegal


Your expert roofer in Washington DC would definitely know the specific parts of your roof. But so should you! Why go through the trouble? Every part of your roofing structure has a lot to do with keeping your home dry and comfortable. You need to get to know each component to make sure they are functioning properly. In particular, the soffit and fascia board are two components you need to be familiar with.

Understanding the Function of Fascia and Soffit

Soffit is derived from a French word that means “formed as a ceiling” and the Latin term “to fix underneath.” The soffit is the visible part beneath the roof eave’s overhanging section. Its basic function is to help in attic ventilation as it has small holes that allow air through for circulation.

Fascia, on the other hand is a part that can easily be damaged. It is the parallel edge that is connected to the ends of the trusses or rafters. It’s where the gutters are attached. Its primary job is to act as a protection between the edge of the roof and the outdoors.

Importance of Fascia and Soffit

You can benefit from properly fitted fascia and soffits so make sure you only have your new roofing installed (or replaced) by certified Washington DC roofers. These roof parts are important for the following reasons:

  • They seal your roofing system against small animals.
  • They serve as ventilation for your attic.
  • They provide additional aesthetics.

These parts play a big role in your overall roofing system. Here at Maggio Roofing, we offer long-lasting and beautiful roofs made only from top manufacturers like GAF® and CertainTeed. The styles we provide range from slate to tile, metal, clay, and wood shake roofs.

If you happen to need repair, replacement, installation, and more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Give us a call today for more information. We can assist you in choosing the perfect roof for your home’s particular needs.

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Maggio Roofing
6476 Sligo Mill Road
Takoma Park, MD 20912
1-301-500-2046
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