The soffit is the part of the house that covers the eaves, the overhang between the top of the exterior wall and the edge of the roof. Many people tend to overlook the soffit when planning the exterior color palette, but it’s like the trim. It may be a minor component, yet getting the right soffit color can make a big difference.
In this blog, roof replacement contractor Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration shares tips on how to choose colors for the soffit.
Match the Fascia
Matching the fascia board color is a traditional choice, and works for most homes. It creates a consistent look for the trim, and further creates a distinction between the roof and exterior walls. Matching the fascia also makes it easier to paint, since there’s no separation between fascia and soffit. It is worth noting that if you need to repaint the fascia, you will need to scrape and paint all of them so they would match.
Try Out Unusual Color Effects
For something out of the ordinary, try choosing a third (or fourth) color that complements both siding and trim. Victorian architecture is a good example of architectural styles that combine different soffit, fascia and trim colors that complement the siding and roofing. Soffits generally look great when painted a darker, less dominant color than the fascia. Roofing contractors like us can help you plan your soffit colors if you wish to try such color combinations.
Natural wood grain looks great when stained instead of painted over, particularly on certain architectural styles such as the Craftsman style. Clear polyurethane coatings helps preserve the natural beauty of the wood grain. It should be noted that wood soffits require more care and maintenance than composites or vinyl. The protective coating, therefore, may need touch-ups once every few months.
Mobley Brothers Roofing & Restoration is your leading provider of roof replacement services. Give us a call at (615) 645-4500 (Nashville) and (865) 248-2772 (Knoxville). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Knoxville and Lebanon, TN.