Cut Energy Costs With Soffits
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
If you’ve built a home and endured a pre-construction sales meeting, you understand the excessive time that it takes to comb through page after page of house plans. There are literally thousands of details to consider, and some are more exciting than others. Cabinet colors and decorative lighting overshadow conversations about soffit, but the later should not escape the home purchaser’s attention. Aside from looking polished and functioning as a protective feature, soffit can significantly impact monthly energy bills. Today, we’re talking about soffit and the way it saves homeowner’s money!
Soffits, the material that covers the gap between your roof’s edge and your home’s siding, is vital to ventilation. Without it, heat will rise until it hits the attic and overflows to the rest of the house. The hotter the home, the higher the energy bill. Excessive heat compromises roof shingles and creates moisture that leads to mold and erosion inside the home.
By professional estimates, soffit can help save homeowners a slew of expenses throughout a mortgage. According to statistics compiled by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and published by homeenergy.org, properly vented homes can save $4300 over the course of a 15-year mortgage. That’s a significant saving!!
The bottom line is this: Ventilation lowers energy costs, and soffit promotes ventilation. If you want lower energy and repair bills, then it’s worth your while to talk to a professional who can be trusted to install or maintain soffit for you.
Eureka Contracting has thirty years of experience in the construction and insurance industry, and we would be delighted to help you get the biggest bang for your buck!