When a gutter leak has been wreaking havoc for a while, there may be damage beyond the gutters that you can’t see.
If you’ve noticed water dripping down or overflowing from your gutters, there may also be issues with your soffit and fascia that require a replacement.
When a homeowner tackles any repairs or replacement, the first question is always, “how much does it cost?”
We’re here to talk about the burning questions other roofing companies don’t want to address – including pricing.
This article will cover the cost of a soffit and fascia replacement and the factors that impact pricing. Ultimately, you’ll be able to decide how a soffit and fascia replacement fits your budget.
Soffit and Fascia Price Per Linear Foot
If you’ve heard a noise in your attic and opened it up to find a rogue raccoon, it’s not a welcome surprise. If you find unwanted pests in your home, it may be a sign you need to replace your soffit and fascia.
Fascia is a long, straight board that runs along the edge of your roof, providing space for the gutters. Soffit is another board tucked underneath the fascia and is often the ideal place to hide intake vents.
Homeowners often don’t pay much attention to them, but they’re crucial elements of your roof.
The average cost of a fascia replacement ranges from $6 – $20 per linear foot. The price will vary based on the company and material you choose.
Soffit is cheaper to replace at $1 – $3 per linear foot. This cost will also depend on the material.
If you have to replace the soffit and fascia simultaneously, you can expect to spend $25 – $50 per linear foot.
What Factors Impact the Cost of Soffit and Fascia?
While it would be great, we cannot provide a solid price for a soffit and fascia replacement. The price will always vary depending on factors like materials and the size of your home.
Here are three factors that impact the price of a soffit/fascia replacement:
1. Time and Labor
Soffit and Fascia typically take a day to install, depending on the material and the size of your home.
If there are surprises, like rotting gutters, wood, or shingles, it may take additional time to complete the soffit and fascia installation.
Additionally, it will be more labor-intensive for the crews to complete the installation for homes with more than one story. They will charge more because the work will be more difficult.
Roofing professionals need to be paid. The amount you pay for labor will depend on the company’s rates and may vary depending on the condition of your home.
2. Specialized Crews and Contractors
Soffit and fascia typically only take one day to complete. However, you may need a specialized crew if you choose a more challenging material, like LP soffit and fascia.
Not all roofing contractors who offer soffit and fascia services install LP soffit and fascia. If you are interested in this material, you may have to find a more specialized contractor.
Specialized crews can charge more because they are experts at what they do. They should have the reviews and the portfolio to prove it. You know you will get the best-of-the-best in your area when you hire them to complete your project.
It’s essential to note that homeowners shouldn’t go with a less-qualified contractor to cut costs. If anything is installed incorrectly, you’ll spend more on repairs down the road.
3. Soffit and Fascia Material
There are several materials to choose from when replacing soffit and fascia, and the cost will depend on what material they’re made from.
Here’s a look at the cost of replacing soffit and fascia by material:
Cost per Linear Foot
$1 – $3
$8 – $20
$5 – $8
PVC or Plastic
$3 – $7
The Next Steps to Replace Soffit and Fascia
Soffit and fascia can be pricey, and the final cost will vary based on the time installation takes, the size of your home, roof complexity, and the material you choose.
Keep in mind the prices above are not guaranteed, especially with annual raises in the cost of materials. If you want to keep the price as close as possible to the ranges above, it’s time to start searching for a contract and sign a contract to lock in the current price.
Are you looking for an estimate in the greater Milwaukee area? You’ve come to the right place. Rescue My Roof has dedicated a decade in the roofing industry to helping homeowners achieve their perfect roof. Contact us today to get a free estimate.