Soffit Cost Guide
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Soffits function as an essential component of the home's roofing system to keep moisture out of the walls,
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- The average minimum cost per square foot of soffit is $1.04.
- The average maximum cost per square foot of soffit is $2.30.
In addition to the cost of the soffits, homeowners will find there are additional costs related to this type of installation project. Additional supplies and tools for the project
Material Types and Different Uses
Soffits are available in different material types to coordinate with the fascia and other roofing components. Vinyl is the most commonly used soffit type on homes today. They can be installed on newly built homes and retrofitted onto older homes when the roof is replaced. Vinyl is the lowest cost soffit option, yet it is durable.
Advantages of Soffits
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, ventilated soffits improve the airflow into the attic, reducing the home's need for cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. Using soffits can help extend the lifespan of the roof. Soffits can add to the aesthetic appeal of a home and they may increase a home's market value. Different types of soffits come in a range of colors and architectural styles to coordinate with the house.
Disadvantages of Soffits
While there are many reasons to install soffits as part of a home's roofing system, there are disadvantages unique to each different material type of soffit. Vinyl soffits may bubble or blister in extreme heat.
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Last updated on Aug 30, 2017