What is fascia? The fascia is the long, straight 'board' that runs along the eaves of a roof covering the ends of the rafters.

They support the gutters and drain pipes & enhances the appearance of a roof's edge.

Fascia boards are very noticeable, so most home owners paint them or install vinyl or painted metal fascia boards to blend in with a color palette of the rest of the house.


What are soffits? A soffit is an exterior architectural feature covering the underside of a roof, at the eaves, that extends beyond the exterior wall. It closes the gap between the wall and the fascia. Soffits with louvres or holes are installed under the eaves of roofs and provide the air intake of a roof's ventilation system. Closed soffits are installed at the rakes of a roof where a roof extends, significantly beyond the walls.

Most soffits, installed these days, are fabricated from vinyl or aluminum. Both materials are impervious to the forces of weather. That is especially important considering that soffits can be easily exposed to water, such as, over flow from unkept gutters, ice dams and extreme wet weather conditions.