Soffit roof sheathing: advantages, roof decor options and installation tips

Contrasting design of the facade of a country house

Contrasting design of the facade of a country house

Soffit for roofs is a special construction designed to hem the eaves and gables overhang surfaces. This product is a panel that is very functional to use. Other types can be chosen not only for roofing, but also for covering walls and ceilings.

White safite looks very neat

White soffit looks very neat

For the installation of spotlights, it is very important to know how to properly fix the entire structure, because if the cladding is incorrect, not only the appearance of the house will deteriorate, but also the facing material itself. That is why only a specialist should deal with the finishing of the lower part of the roofs..

Classification of soffits for the roof

There are several types of panels on sale:

  1. single;
  2. double;
  3. triple;
  4. perforated in the center;
  5. with continuous perforation;
  6. with full perforation.

Wooden terrace of a two-story house

Wooden terrace of a two-story house

Glass walls will add a sense of lightness to your building

Glass walls will add lightness to the structure

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In order to determine which kind of soffit is right for you, before ordering the material, you need to invite a master home who will help you make the right choice..

On a note! Variants with a large number of layers are denser, do not let air and cold inside, more often they are taken for cladding enclosed spaces. Perforated – on the contrary, well ventilated, suitable for roofs.

Experts will help you calculate the amount of required building materials

Experts will help you calculate the amount of required building materials

The material used to make panels is similar to that used in the production of siding, most often coated with plastic, vinyl, but there are other options. It is based on galvanized steel or aluminum. Some types perfectly combine the properties of durable sheathing and beautiful decor. These are vinyl-coated and perforated spotlights.

Sketch for calculating the number of safits

Sketch for calculating the number of spotlights

Why you need to hem roofs?

In the recommendations for the construction of premises, there is no prerequisite for filing. So why is it still actively advised by builders and designers? This is due to many factors that can have a positive effect on the structure of the house:

  1. Dirt and moisture can easily collect under the roof without filing, which over time will contribute to the formation of mold..
  2. Birds and insects like to settle in secluded places, and it is this place at home that will be convenient for them if it is not repaired. Roof sheathing has many benefits

    Roof sheathing has many benefits

    Insects and birds love to equip their homes under open roofs.

    Insects and birds love to equip their homes under open roofs.

  3. After installation, a beautiful and neat appearance of the finished construction is formed.

Advantages and disadvantages

Soffit is the most popular option that designers and builders have advised in recent years. It has a fairly low cost, but at the same time it has a lot of excellent qualities and a beautiful appearance. There will be no problems with the choice of color, since this material is presented in a variety of colors. The main advantages of the material are as follows:

  • it is not susceptible to rust formation;

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  • does not oxidize when exposed to air;
  • does not allow moisture to penetrate inside;
  • does not rot, therefore it is considered durable;
  • perforated material creates good ventilation, which will protect against mold growth;

A large assortment of safits will allow you to choose the most suitable option for the design of your facade

A wide range of spotlights will allow you to choose the most suitable option for the design of the facade

Sutured roofs look more presentable

A hemmed roof looks more presentable

  • you can select any color without fear that it will burn out under the influence of sunlight, since the roof of the roof is always under a canopy, in the shade;
  • the panels weigh a little, so it is easy to install them;
  • they are resistant to high temperatures, they can withstand up to 60 ° C;
  • maintenance is very simple: just clean with a damp cloth.

Stylish country house with stunning pond views

Stylish country house with stunning pond views

Beautiful finishing of the roof of a modern house

Beautiful finishing of the roof of a modern house

On a note! Of the shortcomings, we can only mention that when fastening, it is required to carry out thermal insulation work, but in the presence of a significant number of advantages, this disadvantage is insignificant.

Step-by-step instructions for installation

  1. Preparing a drawing for the sequence of actions.

    Soffit installation methods

    Soffit installation methods

  2. Installation of battens made of wooden beams or boards to attach to them.
  3. For fastening, you need to use self-tapping screws with a washer.
  4. To start the upholstery, you should find the starting point, make an indent 7-8 cm from it, then draw a horizontal line around the perimeter of the house, and install the first strip of soffit under it.

    Frame installation

    Frame installation

  5. Corner pieces and edging are built in only after attaching the internal and external parts of the main skin. Corner fittings are fixed at right angles with self-tapping screws. The openings are surrounded by edging.
  6. All the details of the tiles fit into the lock.

    Docking slabs

    Docking slabs

  7. In conclusion, the roof overhangs are hemmed, starting from the middle, moving to the edges, so as not to leave gaps. Then it is worth trimming the protruding edges with a circular saw or metal scissors..

Advice! Installation must be carried out at low air temperatures for better work with the surface.

Ideas and options for roof decor

There are many ideas that are used when installing the cover, as a result of which you can get a variety in appearance. It’s all about changing the material from which the soffit is made..

  • PVC coating. It is a commonly used model in construction and is very similar to siding. It is especially suitable when the house itself is sheathed in this way. The material is very light, easy to attach, and outwardly similar to wooden beams. On sale you can find one or more PVC strips fastened together. Thickness – from 1 mm.

The white facade looks very elegant

The white facade looks very elegant

LED lighting along the perimeter of the roof

LED lighting along the perimeter of the roof

  • PVC panels are honeycomb. They differ from the previous version with a wall thickness of about 8-10 mm. In terms of rigidity, they are denser than siding, hollow inside, so they are light.
  • Wooden boards. They were widely used before, until plastic came to replace it. Most often, coniferous boards are taken. Working with this view is more difficult due to the severity of the boards. Natural wood requires constant care; to increase its service life, it must be varnished or painted to protect it from moisture.

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  • Polymer-wood beams. They are exploited less often than others. They are made from a mixture of fibers of coniferous and deciduous trees, which are pressed with resins. The top is coated with paint to protect it from moisture.
  • Zinc steel. It is used for eaves and roof overhangs. To prevent corrosion of the places where the plates are cut, they are covered with a primer, then with paint.

Roof lining with white painted zinc steel

Roof lining with white painted zinc steel

  • Aluminum panels. It is based on aluminum coated with polymer films that protect the surface. Products are produced in small thickness, smooth and perforated, very resistant to external natural influences.

Advice! To get a good result, be careful about the choice of material, since each case is individual and has its own characteristics..