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4 Ways Aluminum Soffit Can Benefit Your Home

While soffits come in many different types of materials, homeowners are increasingly leaning towards aluminum soffits due to their durability and ease of installation. 

Your home's exterior has many different features, one of the most important being the soffit. These are non-load bearing structures that form a small ceiling between the exterior property wall and the inner edge of the fascia.

Their primary purpose is to:

  • weather-proof the underside of the rafter feet
  • prevent birds, vermin, and insects from entering the loft space
  • improve the aesthetics of your residence
  • reduce the costs of your utility bills

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4 Benefits of Aluminum Soffit

If you’re looking to replace your soffit, you’ll have many different material options - but have you ever considered aluminum? This has become an increasingly popular choice for Calgary homeowners due to its durability and pleasing aesthetics.

Here are 4 benefits you’ll get from choosing aluminum soffits:

1. They're Suitable For A Wide Variety of Climates

One of the biggest advantages of aluminum is that it is a relatively soft and malleable metal. It can be installed in a range of environmental conditions - including Calgary's harsh winters - but it’s also:

  • easily adjusted to fit into sharp, tight spaces such as attics or gable ends
  • a superior choice for homes with a significant rake ("rake" refers to the sloped sides of a home's gable end) changes as they produce a more airtight seal

Why you need a professional soffit installation

To ensure that your aluminum soffit performs at its best, you must have them installed by an experienced home contractor.

REMEMBER: if nailed too tightly to supporting boards, aluminum soffits can ripple or bow as they expand and contract with temperature changes.


2. They Require No Maintenance

Many homeowners prefer aluminum due to its low maintenance requirements. The colour is baked in, which means that your finish will never flake, peel, warp, or rot - unlike painted wood. Once installed, aluminum soffits can protect your home long-term: our team offers 40-year warranties on all of our products.


3. They Make It More Difficult For Animals To Get Into Your Home

Small animals such as racoons, bats, and squirrels, are very good at exploiting weak spots in your soffit to get into your home. Did you know that squirrels can fit through holes with diameters as small as 4 cm, while bats can make it through gaps smaller than 1cm?

Not only is aluminum more durable than wood, but it’s also more difficult for small animals to chew through, keeping your home better protected from pests.


4. They Keep Your Home More Comfortable and Energy Efficient

One of the greatest things about aluminum soffits is that not only are they durable, but they have many properties that will keep your home safer and more energy efficient. Aluminum soffits will:

  • Provide maximum ventilation. This will ensure good air circulation in your attic and reduce the build-up of moisture and condensation, minimizing your risks for rot.
  • Reduce energy consumption. By improving your air circulation, your heating and cooling systems will run more efficiently and diminish ice formation during the winter.
  • Keep you safe from fire. Aluminum is non-combustible, which means it won’t burn, protecting your home from danger.


Boost Your Home’s Aesthetic Appeal With Aluminum Soffit

Aluminum soffits are available in a range of colours and in both plain and perforated styles, allowing you to find one that best suits the style of your home.

Want to learn more about the costs and benefits of our aluminum soffit design and installation? Contact our Calgary office at 587-999-7170 or fill in our online contact form, and get a free estimate today!

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