The functional and aesthetic contributions of soffits can be quite valuable for any home. But what are soffits, and what do they do?——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–What Are Soffits?Soffits are basically used to cover the eaves and protect the rafter beams from being fully exposed to the elements. Furthermore, they help prevent issues that could potentially result in mold growth and rotting.Aesthetically, soffits may seem like a minor detail in your home’s exterior, but they can certainly add a nice touch to complete the look of your home and boost its curb appeal.What Are the Different Types of Soffits?The most popular types of soffits are aluminum and vinyl soffits. Aluminum is very malleable so it’s commonly used in tricky spaces. It’s also durable and low-maintenance. Aluminum soffits don’t crack, chip or rot. They don’t attract a lot of dirt as well.Vinyl soffits also offer durability and require minimal upkeep, but they generally cost less than aluminum soffits. They’re available in a variety of styles, grains and textures, enabling you to create a highly customized look.How Can Soffits Be Maintained?When soffits are neglected, problems may occur that could eventually impact your gutters and roofing system. If left unchecked for a long time, you may need a roof replacement.That said, you should always include your soffits in your home maintenance routine. Seal and caulk your soffits properly, and check for mildew. Make sure to address mold or mildew issues immediately.iRestore Stl takes pride in its reputation for excellent workmanship. Whether the job involves fixing a storm damage roof or other secondary components of a roofing system, you can count on our team to deliver quality results. Call us at (618) 593-9203, or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Swansea, IL.