You might not think it, but your soffit and fascia are important parts of the structure, protection and quality of your roof. Without them, your home wouldn’t be safe from the elements..
Therefore, when the situation arises that these parts of the roof need to be installed or replaced, it’s important to know how they enhance your roofing system, what impacts the finances of the project, and how much the installation costs in Calgary.
What are Soffits & Fascias?
A soffit is exposed siding that is installed underneath your roof’s overhang. In many cases, it is usually the same design and colour as your home’s siding, therefore blending into your home’s overall appearance.
On the other hand, fascia is an exposed board installed along the lower edge of the roof, with the soffit below it. The fascia supports the guttering around the top. Unlike the soffit, though, the fascia is visible to the public eye.
Why are Soffits & Fascias Important?
Soffits provide essential ventilation for the home, help minimize condensation, and protect the home from animals and bugs.
Fascia also provides protection for your roof and home against extreme weather, particularly melting snow and ice while supporting the gutters around the house.
They can also enhance the curb appeal and the value of your property and require minimal maintenance.
What Impacts the Cost of the Installation?
Numerous factors can impact the cost of the installation project. These include:
- The type of soffit and fascia materials you’ve chosen for your home, which can include steel, wood or aluminum, or synthetic options like PVC or vinyl. The better the material, the more it cost per metre.
- The damage and removal of the current fascia and soffit will require extra labour work.
- Potential problems that might arise during the project itself which can include roof repairs.
- The size of the project and your home; as the larger your home, the more materials needed, the more labour required, the more it will cost you.
- The quality and experience of the roofing company. Better roofers might charge more for their services due to their experience, qualifications and workmanship. But, you’re guaranteed to get an installation job with minimal hassles and no long-term issues.
(Find out how much a new gutter can cost you in Calgary by reading our guide here).
How Much Does Soffit & Fascia Installation Cost?
Unless you speak directly to our experts, it can be difficult to determine how much a project will cost you. Our experts will have to consider all the above factors before providing you with an estimate.
However, our research has provided us with some useful information in regards to the average cost of soffit and fascia replacement in Calgary:
According to Home Advisor, “professionally installing or repairing fascia and soffits usually runs from $6 to $20 per linear foot depending on the type of material used and the complexities of the installation.” They state that “your material choice – wood, vinyl, UPVC, Hardie (cement) board and composite – will vary the cost.”
Porch offers similar numbers and figures for fascia replacement, stating that “it can cost on average between $612- $942 including parts and labour to install new fascia.” They do highlight, once again, that “the cost to replace or repair fascia boards will depend on the material used and whether you go DIY or use a professional.”
Finally, HGTV says that “replacing your soffit generally costs about $20 to $30 a linear foot installed, while replacing your fascia costs about $15 to $25 a linear foot installed. Prices for the project depend on a number of factors, including the materials used and the size of your house.”
Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors is your trusted Calgary roofing company. Since 1985, we have been providing customers with top-quality roofing in Calgary, specializing in roof replacement, siding repair, and roof repairs. As a family operated and owned business, we have established ourselves as a trusted source of high-quality work. When you choose Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors, you are not just a customer; you are part of the family. For a free quote on your roofing in Calgary, call us at 403-995-0677.