The soffit on your home provides critical ventilation while keeping creatures out of your attic and home.
In this day and age, most families do everything they can to seal up their home to make it energy efficient. What might surprise you is that no home is completely sealed, and shouldn’t be, because ventilation is critical. In fact, it is so important that the term “HVAC” includes a V for ventilation! All around your Cocoa, Florida home, there are vents in place designed to pull heat and moisture out of your space. An important part of this system is the soffit, which lets air pass through while keeping rodents, birds, and other creatures from entering your home’s attic.
At BNP Screens & Seamless Gutters, we offer soffit repair services that can help you have confidence that your home is protected from such an invasion. A bit of interesting trivia for you is that the word “soffit” comes from the French word soffita or soffito, which means ceiling as a noun or fixed beneath as an adjective. This architectural term came into being in the early 1600s, although it was a bit later before soffits began being a common addition in home construction, although you will see one form or another on many historical buildings because they were mainly used for aesthetic purposes rather than ventilation at that point.
It can be tempting to just plug a hole in the soffit when you notice it as a potential access point for uninvited guests, but doing so can create moisture issues in your home that can lead to mold, humidity, and other issues. The better course of action is to contact us for soffit repair. We can usually repair or replace sections so that you’d never know there was ever a problem. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and estimate for soffit work or any of our other products or services in the Brevard County area.