How much does soffit and fascia repair cost?
How much does soffit and fascia repair cost?
$4 – $22 soffit repair cost per linear foot
$5 – $12 fascia boards repair cost per linear foot
$9 – $34 roof eaves repair cost per linear foot
$500 – $2,600 average total cost to repair
Soffit and fascia repair costs
Soffit and fascia repair costs $9 to $34 per linear foot for small sections or $900 to $6,800 for a full replacement. Roof eaves repair costs $500 to $2,600 on average to replace rotted sections of fascia and soffit, fix rafter tails, or painting.
|National average cost||$1,500|
|Average cost range||$500 to $2,600|
*Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.
Roof eaves repair cost by project
The cost to repair eaves depends on the size, damage severity, accessibility, and materials.
|Repair type||Average total cost*|
|Rafter tail / rotted eaves repair||$650 – $4,000|
|Soffit repair / replacement||$400 – $4,400|
|Fascia repair / replacement||$500 – $2,400|
|Gutter repair||$100 – $450|
|Gutter replacement||$750 – $2,250|
|Painting||$400 – $2,800|
|Bird or wasp nest removal||$125 – $700|
*Prices based on repairs for average 1-story homes.
Replacing soffit and fascia boards
The cost to replace soffits and fascia is $9 to $34 per linear foot or $900 to $6,800 on average, depending on the size and material. Most soffits and fascia board repairs require replacing sections of the eaves.
|Overhang part||Cost per linear foot||Average total cost*|
|Soffits (1’ to 2’ wide)||$4 – $22||$400 – $4,400|
|Fascia boards||$5 – $12||$500 – $2,400|
|Eaves (Soffits + fascia boards)||$9 – $34||$900 – $6,800|
*For 100 to 200 linear feet on an average 1-story home.
Rafter tail repair cost
Rafter tail repair costs $650 to $1,000 for one side of the home or $2,000 to $4,000 for replacing rotted eaves along a full roofline. If only the rafter-tail overhangs have rotted, then the interior roof structure will still be strong in most cases.
Total eave reconstruction includes:
Cutting off all rotted parts and removing damaged roofing
Attaching new wood to the rafter ends
Rebuilding roof deck edges with new shingles as required
Installing new drip edge
Attaching new soffits and fascia board
Painting or staining the eaves if they are wood
Adding new gutters
Hiring a structural engineer costs $100 to $220 per hour to advise on repairs when the wood rotting spreads from the eaves into the rafters inside the home.
Replacing roof framing costs $9,000 to $37,500 when the damages compromise the internal roof structure.
Cost to paint eaves
The cost to paint soffits and fascia is $400 to $2,800 on average or $4 to $14 per linear foot when painting both at the same time. Total costs depend on the eave size, roof height, and required prep work.
Some contractors offer discounts when painting the eaves together with the full home exterior. The cost to paint a house exterior is $1,900 to $6,900.
Gutter repair or replacement
Gutter repair costs $100 to $450 for fixing a leak, repairing a sagging gutter, or replacing small sections.
Gutter replacement costs $750 to $2,250 on average or $6 to $17 per linear foot, depending on the size and material.
Bird or wasp nest removal cost in eaves
Removing a bird or wasp nest costs $125 to $700 on average, depending on the size. Prices increase for homes with 2 stories or more, cutting holes in walls for difficult-access areas, and sealing work to keep pests out.
Cost factors to repair soffit and fascia board
Eave repair costs $9 to $34 per linear foot for replacing small sections of the soffits and fascia boards. Other costs that may apply include:
Extending the roof overhang costs $35 to $85 per linear foot.
Installing drip edges costs $1.50 to $3.00 per linear foot.
Ice-barrier roofing membranes cost $4.00 to $7.50 per square foot installed. Contractors install these adhesive strips under the shingles and slightly overlapping the fascia board to prevent ice dams.
Eaves ventilation strips costs $2.50 to $4.00 per linear foot installed. These soffit vents improve air circulation and prevent moisture damage in the attic.
Gutter cleaning costs $100 to $250.
A roof inspection costs $100 to $400.
Soffit and fascia repair labor cost
The labor cost to repair eaves depends on the damages and services needed:
Specialists charge $50 to $100 hourly for fascia and soffit siding repairs or replacements, carpentry work, or gutter replacements.
Roofing contractors charge a $150 to $300 minimum service fee, which can include up to 1 hour of work.
Emergency service costs $200 to $300 extra.
The cost to hire a painter is $20 to $50 per hour.
Eaves material costs
Eaves materials cost $2.50 to $8.50 per linear foot on average for the soffits and fascia boards. Total material prices depend on the size, material, and design. All eave materials must be waterproof or rot-resistant wood coated in a stain or sealant.
|Eave material||Cost per linear foot*|
|Wood||$3.50 – $8.50|
|PVC||$2.50 – $7.50|
|Aluminum||$3.25 – $7.50|
Soffit & fascia repair FAQs
What are eaves on a house?
The eaves on a house are the overhanging roof edges. The front-facing edge is the fascia board, and the downward-facing underside is the soffit. Eaves protect the exterior walls and foundation from rainwater damage.
When should I repair my soffit and fascia boards?
You should repair your eaves when you notice these signs:
Cracks and splits in the trim
Warping fascia boards
Leaks behind the gutters or in the soffits
Frequent ice dams in winter
What are the hazards of broken or rotted eaves?
Broken or rotted eaves cause the following hazards:
Water damage to the home’s walls
Shingles, gutters, soffits, and fascia board falling off
Failure of roof rafters and beams inside the home
Moss or mold growth on the trim
What is a rafter tail?
A rafter tail is the end of a roof rafter, or truss. The tail is the support for the roof eave overhangs. Rafter tails attach to the roof framing structure and have fascia board on the ends. Some rafter tails have decorative exposed ends instead of fascia trim.
How long should rafter tails be?
Rafter tails should be 1’ to 2’ long for most homes to support the roof overhang. Tails up to 3’ or longer need extra support brackets or bracing below. The length depends on the roof pitch and home dimensions.
Can you cut off rafter tails?
You can cut off rafter tails when they’ve rotted, which is necessary to make repairs. However, builders or roofing contractors should do this work after assessing the building structure to prevent roof damages.
Getting estimates from roof and eave repair contractors
Before hiring a roofing repair contractor near you, be sure to:
Compare three or more in-person estimates.
Verify that they have a current contractor’s license.
Check if they have NRCA or GAF certification to do large-scale roofing repairs.
Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Select a licensed, insured, and bonded company with several years of experience.
Be wary of the lowest quotes that may signal low-quality work standards.
Ask for itemized cost estimates to see all price details.
Avoid large upfront payments and use a payment plan instead.
Questions to ask
How long have you been repairing eaves?
Can I see photos and references from past jobs?
Do I need new ventilated soffits to prevent roof damage?
Will you check my roof, eaves, and gutters for leaks?
How much of the fascia boards or soffits will you need to replace and why?
What materials are best for my home’s eaves, and what are the price differences?
How much does it cost to match the paint of the eaves to my home exterior?
Will this project affect my roof insurance coverage?
Are all labor, materials, and cleanup fees in this estimate?
How much space does the crew need?
What does your warranty include?
Do you offer a roof maintenance plan that includes gutter cleaning?
How long will the job take to complete?