Search thousands of topics on

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Home and Garden  > Roofing, Windows & Siding > Soffits and Fascias

Soffits and Fascias Cost

How Much Do Soffits and Fascias Cost?

average costDo-It-Yourself: $1-$15+ a Linear Foothigh costProfessional Installation: $6-$20+ a Linear Foot
post E-mail post Post   Comments (2)

Fascias are the horizontal strips that cover the ends of the rafters under the roofline of a house (gutters are typically attached to the house's fascia). Soffits cover the bottom of the fascia to the outside wall of the house, and typically are perforated for ventilation. Fascia and soffits protect the house from moisture and weather damage, but not all houses have these features. Some architectural styles have open eaves and therefore no soffits, and a few have no fascia boards across the ends of the rafters, behind the gutters. The Weather Tight remodeling company in Wisconsin provides an illustrated overview[1] .

Typical costs:

  • Professionally installed soffits and fascias typically cost $6-$10 a linear foot for wood or vinyl, and $8-$20 or more a linear foot for aluminum, but costs can be more in some circumstances -- for a multi-story home with a high roofline, if the soffits are wider than the common 12"-16" or if there are a lot of mitered corners (cut so they meet on an angle). For a simple one-story home with roughly 200'-300' linear feet of soffits and fascias, the installed cost could be $600-$2,000 for wood or vinyl, and $800-$6,000 or more for aluminum.
  • Do-it-yourself installation is possible for those who are comfortable cutting materials to size and working on a ladder or platform to install soffits and fascia under the eaves of the house. Costs will vary significantly depending on the materials chosen. Pressure treated wood or vinyl soffits and fascias can cost $1-$5 or more a linear foot; aluminum can cost $2.50-$15 or more a linear foot. If the house has wooden fascia and soffits, it's possible to replace just the section that is damaged. (Always fix any moisture problems before making any repairs.) estimates it will cost about $50 and take about two hours to replace a single rotted section of soffit[2] , and rates this as an easy to moderate project if the person knows how to use a reciprocating saw.
Related articles: Gutters, Siding, Roof Repair, New Roof, Handyman

What should be included:
  • Typically the contractor will remove and dispose of any old soffits and fascias, then install new ones. If the new soffits and fascias are wood, they will need to be painted. When comparing companies, be sure all stages of the job are included in each quote.
  • It's important to always follow the manufacturer's specific guidelines for vinyl or aluminum soffits and fascia, but there are some steps that must be done for all installations. Renovation Headquarters provides general instructions for installing vinyl or aluminum soffits and fascias[3] , and Extreme How-To gives an overview for installing all types of soffits[4] .
Additional costs:
  • Soffits and fascias are often installed at the same time as new gutters, which can add $360-$6,250 or more to the total cost. For details, see How Much Do Gutters Cost.
Shopping for soffits and fascias:
  • Prices vary considerably from contractor to contractor, so always get at least three estimates. Make sure the quotes are for the same type and quality of materials, and all necessary labor.
  • Request and verify references from satisfied customers, and check for complaints with the Better Business Bureau[5] .
post E-mail post Post   Comments (2)
CostHelper News

7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

Our Top 10 Favorite Secret Menu Items
Don't believe everything you read. Those menus posted at your favorite fast food spot or coffee stand are not the be all and end all of their offerings. || Posted October 25 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts

What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Replacing aluminum soffits
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: marvin bugnon in Woodbury, MN.Posted: August 16th, 2015 11:08AM
Type of Material: AluminumTotal Linear Feet: 234
The soffits were painted several years and keep pealing , I was to replace them.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
replacing and repair soffit
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: marylu in fort myers, FL.Posted: January 9th, 2014 08:01AM
what should a handyman charge to repair soffit
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


Comment On Your Experience With Soffits and Fascias
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Type of Material: Total Linear Feet: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.

External Resources:
More Home and Garden Topics
Check Out All Costs for Home and Garden How Much Does a Fence Cost? How Much Does a Furnace Cost? How Much Does Garden Service Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on


Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Angiogram of heart
Paid: 55150.00
Had this procedure done to check heart due to abnormal stress test. Did not need any stents or any other procedure as everything was negative... [more]
-Pamela Garrett
Angiogram Cost
HELP: asbestos in furance - many questions
Paid: 0.00
I am renting out my home in Grand Rapids, MI and have received a notice from the city that the home must be inspected... [more]
Asbestos Removal Cost
Paid: 45.00
The clamp was annoying so it took away concentration of the tiny sting of the needle. I had just turned 15 at the the time and I've had it for almost a year and it has healed fast and never given me any trouble... [more]
Body Piercings Cost
Paid: 3009.00
Single family home... [more]
Ductwork Cost
2 half shafts replaced
Paid: 140.00
Bought the axles myself on ebay for 40 each, then had a mobile mechanic come to my house to do the work. It is not a hard job, but has a couple tricky parts for a subaru. Easier for a honda or toyota... [more]
-Subbie Giy
Replacing a CV Boot Cost
Even with insurance looking at going broke
Paid: 55000.00
Recently on a camping vacation my 11 year old became very sick. Took him to the closest hospital. Found out he is type 1 diabetic. Was very sick and had to be flown from Rock Springs WY, to Salt Lake City, UT. 185 mile on the ground... [more]
-Broke and confused.
Air Ambulance Cost