Soffits and fascia are some of the most important aspects of your homes roof, both functionally and visually. The term soffit refers to the exposed surface beneath the overhanging section of your roofs eaves. Soffits play an important part in your homes ventilation, ensuring more efficient interior climate control and preventing moisture damage to the roof.
Fascia refers to the vertical finished edge that runs along the outside of the roof, especially at the edge of the rafters and where your roof connects to your gutters. Practically speaking, fascia forms a barrier to help protect the wooden structure of the roof from the elements.
Both soffits and fascia also lend visual interest to your homes exterior design, helping to create a finished look to your roof. Many homeowners choose a contrasting or complementary color to the rest of their homes exterior for true designer appeal.