Chicago suffit and fascia Installation and removal
Soffit (from French soffite, Italian soffitto, formed as a ceiling; directly from suffictus for suffixus, Latin suffigere, to fix underneath), in architecture, describes the underside of any construction element. Examples of soffits include:
• the underside of an arch or architrave (whether supported by piers or columns),
• the underside of a flight of stairs, under the classical entablature,
• the underside of a projecting cornice, or the underside of a ceiling to fill the space above the kitchen cabinets, at the corner of the ceiling and wall.
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.
Fascia is a term which generally describes any vertical surface which spans across the top of columns or across the top of a wall. From the Latin word, meaning "band" or "doorframe"; in architecture.
Specifically, used to describe the vertical "fascia board" which caps the end of rafters outside a building, which can be used to hold the rain gutter. The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit. A fascia is often installed between the ceiling and the top of wall cabinets in a kitchen, set at a 90 degree angle to the horizontal soffit which projects out from the wall.
In classical architecture, the fascia is the plain, wide band across the bottom of the entablature, directly above the columns. The "guttae" or drip edge was mounted on the fascia in the Doric order, below the triglyph.
Holda Construction, Inc. provides services that include everything from the initial consultation through delivery and post-completion follow-up.
Our Service described below include:
• Old material removal and Disposal, Installation & Cleaning
• Warranty and Post-project inspections.
• We are available 24 hours a day.