Soffit and Fascia

Should I be concerned about dirt around soffit vents?

March 5, 2020
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No.  You should count yourself among the lucky ones. Here’s why: Your house needs to breathe, and more accurately, in the cases of soffit, your roof needs to breathe.  A roof is supposed to breathe in from the soffit, and breathe out from the exhaust vents. The same air we breathe has dust in it.…

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Understanding Ice Damming

March 5, 2015
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In late winter I get many calls from people asking me if I could put new gutters on their houses to solve their ice damming problems.  I have to be honest with them and explain that ice damming is a product of ventilation and insulation gutters won’t fix their ice damming problems.  It may not be good for business,…

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Hidden Vent or Traditional Soffit and Fascia?

February 20, 2015
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Soffit cladding has been popular for over 50 years.  Originally the idea was just to eliminate having to paint, but that way of thinking has evolved to include a way to provide proper intake ventilation. To decide what you need, you first need to understand the basics of ventilation.   First, think of a chimney…

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Soffit and Fascia Do’s and Don’ts

January 8, 2011
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“Yeah, I can do that” has become a commonplace phrase as unemployment has soared and the market has generated a surplus of unlicensed handymen. One day they are installing carpeting and the next day they tell you they’re an expert installing soffit. So how do you know what is the right way to do things…

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