Soffit and Fascia Installation for Beginners

Posted by roofcoadmin July 19, 2017

Keeping your house in good repair is the key to keeping costs low and to reducing the risk of your house having problems as well. Having a good roof is the best way to keep your house safe, as the roof is one of the main ways your house protects you from the harsh outdoors.

It is very important to make sure the top and shingles are in good repair and without leaks, but most people forget two of the other important places to watch on your roof.

If you are new to roofing and home repairs, then you may not know what a soffit or fascia is. Let me explain: the soffit is the material that keeps the underside of your roof safe and supported. The soffit also helps ventilate the attic, and usually has holes underneath to help with the ventilation process in general.

The fascia is installed on the edge of your roof to protect the inside of the roof from the outside world. It is installed behind the gutters and on the underside of the roof, and is crucial to protecting the exterior walls from damage.

How to Proceed With Soffit and Fascia Installation

How to Proceed With Soffit and Fascia Installation

There are several steps to installing your soffit and fascia, and please remember that unless you are very experienced in roof repairs, it is always best to have a professional do these installations. However, we will still go over how to do so safely in case you plan to do it yourself.

One of the main things to remember is to make sure your roof is repaired to the fullest before starting. Soffit and fascia cannot cover up the problems, and if you try to, the only result will be further damage to your roof. So keep that in mind when proceeding with installation.

The first step is to prepare the old soffit and fascia spots for installation. Sand down any abnormalities, remove the old soffit and fascia, and get the spot prepared for the installation of the new.

Then, following the instructions that come with the soffit and fascia you buy, install the new soffit and fascia using nails and screws, trimming where needed to align with your house and the area you need to cover.

Next, install the drip edge, and reinstall the gutters to make sure that you have proper water drainage from the roof, which can keep your house safe and dry.

Final Things to Remember Before Finishing the Soffit and Fascia Installation

Final Things to Remember Before Finishing the Soffit and Fascia Installation

After doing all this, proper cleanup and waste disposal are key, and then you’re done. However, we need to remind you that unless you have experience doing roof repairs and using ladders, it is always a better option to hire a professional to do the work for you.

A professional can get the job done quickly and efficiently, and without the risk of injury or falls. We at Roof Co Online are dedicated professionals who can offer you a fair estimate and quote for any roofing job you may have. If you need any work done on your roof, give us a call or click today and we will talk to you about your project.