Why You Should Care About Your Soffits and Fascia

Choosing the right soffit and fascia for your home is important for a number of reasons. Not only do they enhance the curb appeal of your home, they also help keep your home structurally strong and protect your home exterior by keeping out rodents and pests. And the benefits don’t stop there! Read on to find out why you should care about your soffits and fascia.

What are Soffits and Fascia?

Soffits and fascia are part of your eavestrough system. Your eavestrough is your home’s rainwater solution, helping water run safely to the ground. Soffits are located along the bottom of your roof and connect to your eavestrough. Fascia is a long piece of aluminum placed along the bottom edge of your roof – it’s the exposed horizontal band you see at the end of the rafters.

Why Soffits and Fascia are Important

Soffit lends a crisp, clean appearance to your roofline, and also provides ventilation to your home, helping prevent moisture damage. It promotes directional air flow through the roof structure, eliminating moisture that could lead to rot and decay. If you reside in a climate with high winds that result in rain under the eaves, your soffit keeps water from blowing into your house.

Fascia acts as a finishing trim that connects to the end of the rafters. It plays an aesthetic role, forming a visually pleasing transition from the roof deck to your soffit. It also helps protect your roof and the interior of your home from moisture.

Soffits and fascia have become quite low maintenance over the years, and are available in an array of materials to suit your home needs and aesthetics. Soffits and fascia were traditionally constructed out of materials like aluminum and wood, but now synthetic and composite materials like vinyl are popular due to their easy maintenance and durability.

You can find vinyl soffit options as well as aluminum soffits and fascia at Gentek! Each come in range of styles and colours to suit your exterior appeal.

Tips to Maintain Your Soffits and Fascia

1. Your gutters should be cleaned once a year, and while you’re at it, make sure to inspect your soffits and fascia for paint chipping and other problems. Everything should be painted, sealed and caulked to prevent water from collecting.  

2. If you notice mold or mildew on your soffit, clean it with a soft brush and a cleaning solution made with bleach and water.

3. If you need help installing soffits and fascia, look up a Gentek premium renovator near you!

Your soffits and fascia play an important role to both the visual appeal and structural integrity of your home. Make sure to maintain and care for them so they can work their magic!


Considering board and batten

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Ludwik asks:

Hello, we are planning to replace, siding, soffits, gutters etc in our house. Color of our windows is pebble and we are thinking about the same color for siding and the rest but we are open minded for other color suggestions. For siding we are also considering board and batten style. What are your suggestions?

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Pebble would be a nice choice for the siding, soffit and fascia.  Another suggestion I have is Pebble for the siding, to lighten the look of the home, and then go with Sable, for the Soffit, Fascia and Eavestrough on the home.  Sable has both brown and grey tones to it that would look great with the Pebble and the brick colour.  As for the profile of the siding, I think that the horizontal siding looks good on the home, but the Board and Batten siding would add some more character to the home and give it a different look, I would definitely consider the Board and Batten.


Match the angel stone and roof

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Melissa asks:

Hello, We are planning on putting all new soffit, fascia, eaves, downspouts and siding on our home, plus a new front door. Can you please give us some suggestions for colours for these and what style of siding that would match the angel stone and roof? We are also planning on painting the brick a medium smokey grey colour. For the soffit and fascia we were thinking of the colour Sable and the siding we weren’t too sure. Windswept smoke maybe? Also the windows will stay the colour white. What colour door would you suggest, we were thinking of a solid wood dark brown barn style door. Any help would be appreciated!

 

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Answer:

I like the ideas of Windswept Smoke in a vertical siding like Board and Batten to create a different look. As for the soffit, fascia and eavestrough, I like Sable, but I would also consider Pebble to bring the grey and the stone together.  Either would look good.  As for the door, I like the brown but I would not go too brown, maybe something like Gentek’s Dark Drift or Saddle Brown.

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Beverly Hills Home Improvements,

 

Med Siding
715 Highland Rd. E   Stoney Creek
ON, L8J 3E8
Phone: (905) 643-8616

 

Greenlee Siding & Windows
937 Cloverleaf Drive  Burlington
ON, L7T 3Y8
Phone: (905) 637-5347

 

 


Can’t decide on colour

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Gosia asks:

We need to replace rainspouts, fascia and soffit. Can’t decide on colour. Should we use one colour for all three or get soffit a shade lighter then fascia and rainspouts? Roof needs to be replaced as well.

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I would keep the soffit, fascia and eavestrough on your home all the same colour and my suggestion would be the colour closest to the colour of the siding on your home.  I think Pebble might be close.  If you having a hard time finding a colour that is close, try Gentek’s Sable colour, in has both brown and grey and greenish tones in it that would look good with the brick and siding colour.

 

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

David D. Snell Building ServicesCustom Aluminum Windows & Siding Ltd., and

CLC Siding Contracting
2480 Royal Windsor Drive Oakville
ON, L6J 7Y3
Phone: (905) 338-0320

 


Building a new house in 2017

 

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Holly

We are building a new house in 2017. For the rear walkout we want to use gentek double 4.5 Dutch horizontal in the coastal blue-change it up on the upper walls and use coastal blue in the board and batten profile and do a complimentary vinyl shake in all the gable ends. Windows and doors will be white. The question is what colour should we use for the gable shakes as well as the soffit, fascia and trough to compliment.

 

Answer:

If you like a more monotone look you could go with Gentek’s Rockwell blue in the gable to give it some depth with a darker colour.  If you would like a contrast look, you could try Gentek’s Monterey Sand in the gables and then go white for the soffit, fascia and eaves to bring it all together.

 


Remove all the window shutters and have chosen Storm siding

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Jana asks:

We have decided to remove all the window shutters and have chosen Storm siding. I can’t decide which of the GenStone colours would look best or what color to choose for eaves & fascia. The stone will go on both sides of the garage door up about 44″ and on the front porch, we are building up the posts to be 10×10 and using the stone on the bottom half. Our windows will be white and our soffit is white also.

 

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For the GenStone, I would suggest Iron Ore as the colour but if you feel that is too dark, I might suggest Keystone that has some grey tones in it to give you a lighter look.  As for the fascia, I would go with white as you are with the soffit.

Here is  your closest Premium Renovator. Please consider contacting them.

Everlast Eaves and Exteriors Ltd.
130 Livingstone Street  Yorkton
SK, S3N 3A8
Phone: (306) 786-7055


Would you add an accent colour?

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Iqbal asks:

 

  1. What siding, soffit, facia and eavestrough colours would you recommend for our home?
  2. Would siding, soffit, facia and eavestrough in one colour – canyon clay work with white windows?, if yes, what front door colour would you recommend?
  3. Would you add an accent colour, and if yes, where?

 

 

 

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For your home, I would recommend that you go with Pebble for the siding and Sable for the Soffit, Fascia and Eavestroughing. Wicker would look okay, but the look would not be much different from your existing look.  Pebble is a bit darker and would give a different look.  As for the front door, I would go dark like Black or Dark Grey to add in some accent colour.

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them:

Roussel Eavestrough Distributors Limited, and

Southland Aluminum
61 Lombardy Cresent Scarborough
ON, M1K 4P1
Phone: 416-726-5281

 


Siding suggestions for colours

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Debbie asks:

 

Hi I am hoping to get soffit, fascia, eavestrough, and . We want to do darker colours but our windows are white and we are not replacing them right now. Would this work?

 

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Dark colours for your soffit, fascia and eaves would be great. I would go with a dark brown or even a dark grey like Gentek’s Windswept Smoke, which has some brown tones in it.

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

John’s Aluminum
118 West Deane Park Drive  Etobicoke
ON, M9B 2S3
Phone: (416) 621-6183

 

Belfast Home Improvements
267 Bering Ave. Toronto
ON, M8Z 3A5
Phone: (416) 236-1255

 

Minard Home Improvement
6350 Tomken Rd, Unit 1 Mississauga
ON, L5T 1Y3
Phone: 905-670-2707


Bring this home back to 2016

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Gary asks:

Hi, Please help with some ideas to bring this home back to 2016! Please ignore the statues and water fountain in front as it is being removed. White vinyl windows and light gray roof was replaced in 2015 so they will be staying. White vinyl siding is perfect condition and it very clean so I am looking for ideas to work with what I have. I am willing to remove/replace the front door, gray fascia, gray shutters. I am thinking of some, a lot or all stone for the front! Along with 2 pillars holding front porch either in stone or custom wood work. Can you please make some suggestions on what will work with the light gray shingles and white siding! Thanks

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Dark colours are in right now, especially dark greys.  I would replace your soffit, fascia and shutters with Gentek’s Iron Ore colour to start.  If you were willing to add some stone work to the front of the home, I would suggest some stone with both light and dark grey tones in it to add some dimension and style to the home. I would put the stone about 1/3 of the way up the first level of the home.  I like the idea of the pillars for the front but maybe go with some dark coloured aluminum or wood ones.  As for the front door, I would go with something like Black or be bold and go red to make it the focal point of the home.

Here is your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Avalon Home Improvement
670 Conception Bay Highway  Cupids
NL, A0A 2B0
Phone: (709) 528-1299 or Toll Free: 1-866-538-129

 


We like neutral colours

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Tara asks:

Hello, we are renovating our house, we would like some advice on stucco, trim around windows, soffit and fascia. We like neutral colours such as beige and light gray. We would really appreciate your advice for colour selection.

 

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Answer:

To keep with the colours that you like, I would suggest you do the stucco  colour close to Gentek’s Pebble and then trim your windows and soffit and fascia in Gentek’s Sable colour.  This will tie it together with the colour of your roof and your garage doors.