How Much Does Soffit and Fascia Cost?
Fascias and soffits are essential materials needed for the roofing of your home. Fascia is the vertical material you see that surrounds your roof. It holds up your tiles and gutter. The soffit, on the other hand, is the horizontal band placed under the overhang of your roof. This serves as a protection for the rafters of your roof. When they are placed together, these protect your home from leakage through the roof. Even if your roof is in fine condition, the condition of the soffits and fascias may be in disrepair. If the timber in this part of the roof is rotting, you will need to get these replaced.
How much does it cost?
- Soffits and fascias installed by professionals can cost $6 to $12 per linear foot for wood or vinyl. If you want to use aluminum, it is going to cost $10 to $20. Say, for example, you have a home that needs about 250-300’ linear feet of soffits and fascias. This will translate into costing you about $600 to $2,500.
- On a forum thread on the website DoItYourself.com, a user shared that soffit and fascia is around $2.35 per linear foot if you want to do the job on your own. Plan on spending around $1 to $5 per linear foot.
What is going to be included?
- If you are paying a professional for the soffit and fascia, it will include the removal and disposal of your old soffits and fascias.
- Once the job is completed, you will need to repaint the area to match the color and style of your home.
What are the extra costs?
- Extra costs go to the labor for installing the soffit and fascia. Usually, labor fees range from $500 to $1,000. To get an exact quote for your roof, consider using free quote search engines such as HomeAdvisor.com. By putting in your information, you will receive quote for the job from companies that are in your area.
- In addition, installation of new gutters should be done together with soffits and fascias. This will cost you around $300 to $5,000; this price will depend on the type of gutters and the linear footage needed.
Factors that influence the price:
- Materials. Soffit and fascias are made of different materials such as PVC, aluminum, wood or vinyl. Costs go up if you choose aluminum.
- Size. The size of your home will determine the price of the job. Generally, the larger the house it, the less you will pay per square foot; the overall job will still cost more, however.
- Installation. Although some people may be capable of doing this job by themselves, most will need to hire a professional roofing company to do the job for them.
Tips to know:
- Choose UPVC fascias and soffits rather than their wooden alternatives. They are more efficient and last longer. In addition, they are extremely resistant to pests. It is a guarantee that your UPVC will not rot but will remain in good condition for years.
- Choose a good contractor who has a good reputation. You can inquire and check for complaints with the Better Business Bureau, and you can ask the company for references of jobs they have done recently.
- Do not just automatically choose the cheapest quote that you find. They just might cap the existing timber with a small piece of plastic. Make sure that they are able to remove and replace the rotting timber.
Questions to ask:
- How do I get a quote?
- Do you offer any guarantees?
- Is there a deposit I need to make?
- Do you offer installation for the soffit and fascia?
- How long does it take for the soffit and fascia to be installed?
How can I save money?
- Get three bids or more from licensed and insured contractors that will install your fascia and soffit. Also, ask for a copy of their license and insurance. That way, you will not get scammed.
- Be wise regarding what company you choose. There are a lot of door to door salesman that are scams. Always research the company before signing up with them for the job.
- Be an informed shopper. You need to know how much soffits and fascia usually costs.
- Do not be impulsive. Always research and explore other options. Talk to others so they could also help you out.
- Many companies offer specials during their slow periods. Never be afraid to ask about deals or even haggle on the price.