By now, if you don’t have James Hardie fiber cement siding installed on your home, you have probably read a little about its many benefits over other types of siding. Some of you who know about it may not know that James Hardie also has a line of soffit that would complement any style of home.
Just in case you are not entirely clear on the term soffit, here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about this architectural feature:
“In popular use, soffit most often refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, i.e., bridging the gap between a home’s siding and the roofline, otherwise known as the eaves. When so constructed, the soffit material is typically screwed or nailed to rafters known as lookout rafters or lookouts for short.”
Soffit adds a lot to the look of a home. Of course you want it to match your other siding products, either as a complementary accent or a contrasting color. The James Hardie soffit comes in all the gorgeous colors James Hardie’s fiber cement siding products are known for.
And of course, it has that same, amazing fiber cement quality. It’s a “green” product, made of sustainable materials. It’s non-flammable, non-eatable by birds and bugs, and it will not fade (for up to 15 years), rot, split, peel, warp, or be damaged by hail or heavy wind.
Sound good? No one can say it better than the manufacturer. Here is what the James Hardie company has to say:
“James Hardie Soffit panels are available in a vented and non-vented in a range of pre-cut sizes. As with all James Hardie siding products, HardieSoffit panels are Engineered for Climate®, so you can have peace of mind that your siding products will stand up to the harshest elements no matter where you live. HardieSoffit panels are noncombustible and come with a 30-year non prorated, transferable, limited warranty.”
Do you need replacement soffit panels for any area of your home? Or are you about to have new siding done, and simply have never given any thought to the soffit you might require? Of course, at Colorado Siding we are all siding geeks, but we don’t expect you to enthuse over various cutting edge siding products in quite the same way.
Still, the choice of siding, of trim, of soffit – they are all major decisions that you will live with for a long time. So if you want to talk to an expert, someone who really can and does get enthused over choices in siding, why not give us a call today. (We promise not to go on and on about James Hardie soffit.)