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Unsung heroes: Soffit, fascia and trim

What is one thing all builders know that many homeowners don’t? The purpose and function of soffit and fascia.

Soffit is the underside of the roof, sort of like the skin that covers your eaves — without it, rafter beams would be visible. Covering them with soffit gives the house a unified, tidy look and protects the rafters from the elements.

Fascia, the band that runs horizontally under the roof’s edge, typically goes hand-in-hand with soffit, and United Building Supply offers fascia in two sizes and a wide variety of colors. We offer LP Smartside Soffit products, which are an efficient and economical alternative to MDO and plywood soffits. Soffit options are available in three of LP’s product collections, each with a range of styles and profiles.

In addition, we have 35 colors of trim coil in stock to make sure builders have exactly what they need when they need to match aluminum trim with siding or windows. Our aluminum trim is made by Alsco Building Products, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers.

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Outdoor Remodeling Materials for your Next Project

Any builder or contractor is only as good at the completed projections they see to fruition. Their ability to completely satisfy the customer depends on the promises they keep, the speed and efficiency with which they work, as well as the final product. Here at United Building Supply Inc., we are in the business of helping contractors and builders get the materials they need to get the project done. Our team members specialize in getting materials to the job site with speed and care. Our collection comprises a number of outdoor remodeling products, including:

  • Siding
  • Doors
  • Soffit , Fascia, and Trim
  • Insulation Products
  • Windows
  • Decking

Over the course of the last 30 years we have cultivated numerous relationships with quality manufacturers.  These business relationships allow us to give builders considerable discounts on great products that are proven to last. From Masonite Doors to Lindsay Windows to AZEK decking, our material sources are some of the best in the country, and we are happy to link them with you.

Expedited Delivery of Outdoor Building Materials

Many mainstays in the construction industry will tell you that the  second most important thing being quality materials is that they are delivered on time. Projects can be delayed for any number of reasons, and we pride ourselves on never being the reason for any kind of interruption.  Allow us to help you select the right window or door that makes perfect sense for your next project. We understand how to find the right fit and ensure that your every need is satisfied. Give us a call at 920-564-3888 or simply visit us online to get started. We look forward to working with you to get you the materials you need!


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Understand Soffit and Fascia

Knowing what role your house’s parts play in protecting your home can help you better detect problems early on. If you’re the do-it-yourself type and you need to repair or want to install your own new soffit and fascia, look no further than United Building Supply, Inc. for your building supplies and installation tips.

While your soffit – the underside of your roof that covers the under-hang and prevents animals intrusions – and fascia – the band running horizontally under a roof edge – don’t have to be installed or upgraded at the same time, doing so provides your home with a uniform look all around.

Installation of these materials are important as they also protect your home from water blogdamage. Additionally, uniform soffit and fascia materials can provide an enhanced finish for your residential or commercial building.

We’ve come up with some tips and tricks to help you with your soffit and fascia installation:

Covered vs. Uncovered Soffit – If you’re dealing with a soffit that is already covered, you can simply install new soffit on top of that. If there has never been a covering on the soffit-hollow, however, then you will need to use a J-channel for support. In the event the previous soffit has been removed, you will again need to use the J-channel.

Leave room for Expansion – It’s necessary to leave room for expansion. In climates with extremely cold weather, it’s recommended you leave 5/16 of an inch at each end of the soffits. This way, when temperatures get extreme, your materials have ample room to adjust without bending the soffit.

Fascia – While you need to cut your fascia to the height of your rafter, make sure to allow enough overlap so you can wrap it around the underside of the rafter and have it rest on the soffit on the channel.

For the best appearance possible, you should miter the fascia at the corner: cut a V shape at the bottom, mark a line where the fascia meets the corner, and nail it in place every 24 inches. Nails can be painted afterwards to match the trim.

If you’re in need of quality building materials, such as soffits, fascia or even more, look no further than United Supply Building, Inc. for top notch service and high quality building supplies.

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