If you didn’t know (and why would you?), soffit and fascia are apparently the bits of house that are above the siding and below the roof. Our were old-school, meaning they were wood. They also hadn’t been painted in years, so they were all peely (professional speak, I tell you).
On Offer Day:
If we continued to ignore them in their disarray, we were opening ourselves to the possibility of the wood rotting (=can of worms) and at the very least, ensuring that our cottage would continue to look-a-hot-mess. We planned on scraping-and-painting, but man, oh man, our house is a lot taller in person than it looks. Professional painters? Eh, so much trouble. Replacing the wood bits with vinyl soffit and fascia makes it a permanent solution – Yes please.
Perhaps the change is more prominent in person, but really – the house looks much-improved.
And say ta-ta to that picket fence – John plans on removing it this weekend. Hurray! You can’t tell at the moment, but it’s blocking the most beautiful rose and peony buses, and it finally occurred to me – wouldn’t it be nice to actually see those plants? Yes, I think it would!