How much does it cost to replace soffits and fascia boards?
How much does it cost to replace soffits and fascia boards?
$5 – $12 fascia board replacement cost per linear foot
$4 – $22 soffit installation cost per linear foot
$9 – $34 cost to replace fascia & soffit per linear foot
$900 – $6,800 average total cost to install (100 – 200 LF)
Soffit and fascia cost
The cost to install or replace fascia and soffit is $9 to $34 per square foot or $900 to $6,800 on average. Fascia board replacement costs $5 to $12 per linear foot. Soffit installation costs $4 to $22 per linear foot. Most homes have 100 to 200 linear feet.
|Linear feet||Replace fascia||Replace soffit||Replace fascia + soffit|
|25’||$125 – $300||$100 – $550||$225 – $850|
|50’||$250 – $600||$200 – $1,100||$450 – $1,700|
|100’||$500 – $1,200||$400 – $2,200||$900 – $3,400|
|150’||$750 – $1,800||$600 – $3,300||$1,350 – $5,100|
|200’||$1,000 – $2,400||$800 – $4,400||$1,800 – $6,800|
|250’||$1,250 – $3,000||$1,000 – $5,500||$2,250 – $8,500|
|300’||$1,500 – $3,600||$1,200 – $6,600||$2,700 – $10,200|
The labor cost to install soffit and fascia is $2 to $7 per linear foot each, plus $1 to $7 per linear foot each for materials.
Soffit and fascia repair costs $500 to $2,600 on average.
Average cost to replace soffit and fascia
The following table shows the average cost to replace soffits and fascia boards:
|Trim type||Cost per linear foot||Total replacement cost (100 – 200 LF)|
|Soffits (1’ to 2’ wide)||$4 – $22||$400 – $4,400|
|Fascia boards||$5 – $12||$500 – $2,400|
|Whole eave (Soffits + fascia)||$9 – $34||$900 – $6,800|
Fascia board replacement cost
Fascia board replacement costs $5 to $12 linear foot installed or $500 to $2,400 on average, depending on the material, style, and size. This fee includes removal and reinstallation of existing gutters.
|Price factors||Average cost per linear foot|
|Fascia board materials||$3 – $5|
|Installation labor||$2 – $7|
|Total cost to replace||$5 – $12|
*Prices based on 1-story homes with 100 to 200 linear feet of fascia.
Fascia board prices
Fascia board prices are $1 to $7 per linear foot, depending on the size, material, and design. Wood is the most popular fascia type, but it doesn’t resist water damage as well as vinyl, composite, or fiber cement boards.
|Material||Cost per linear foot|
|Vinyl / PVC||$1.50 – $5.00|
|Aluminum||$1.25 – $4.00|
|Wood / cedar||$2.00 – $5.00|
|Fiber-cement board / Hardie board||$1.00 – $2.00|
|Composite / Engineered wood||$4.00 – $7.00|
*Prices excluding installation.
Soffit replacement cost
Soffit replacement costs $4 to $22 per linear foot or $400 to $4,400 on average, depending on the size and material. The cost to install a soffit system is $4 to $11 per square foot. Most contractors quote soffit prices by the square foot.
|Price factors||Cost per linear foot (1’ wide)||Cost per linear foot (2’ wide)|
|Soffit materials||$2 – $5||$4 – $10|
|Installation labor||$2 – $6||$4 – $12|
|Total cost||$4 – $11||$8 – $22|
*Prices based on 1-story homes with 100 to 200 linear feet of soffit.
Adding a soffit vent costs $15 to $30 each for individual units or $2.50 to $4.00 per linear foot for continuous models. Soffit vents help circulate outside air through the attic space, protecting the home from extreme temperatures.
Soffit prices are $1.00 to $4.50 per linear foot, depending on the material. Most soffits come in 8- to 12-foot-long sections between 1’ and 2’ wide. Continuous vented soffits cost $0.50 to $2.00 per linear foot for aluminum or vinyl types.
|Material||Cost per linear foot*|
|Vinyl / PVC||$1.00 – $2.50|
|Aluminum||$2.00 – $3.50|
|Wood / cedar||$1.50 – $4.50|
|Fiber cement / Hardie board||$2.00 – $4.00|
|Engineered wood / composite||$1.00 – $2.00|
|Aluminum soffit vents**||$0.50 – $1.00|
|Vinyl soffit vents**||$1.00 – $2.00|
*For 1’ wide soffit materials. **Continuous end-to-end ventilation.
Labor cost to install soffit and fascia
The labor cost to install soffit or fascia is $2 to $7 per linear foot on average, depending on the size, material, and complexity. Minimum service fees are $150 to $300.
|Trim type||Labor cost per linear foot|
|Soffits (1’ wide)||$2 – $6|
|Fascia boards||$2 – $7|
*Prices excluding materials.
Additional cost factors include:
Old material – Removing and disposing of old materials costs $1 to $2 per linear foot, and most contractors include this price in their labor fees.
Soffits width – Material and labor costs per linear foot double for larger soffits 2’ wide.
Material type – Vinyl and aluminum are typically cheapest while cedar wood is the most expensive trim material.
Blocked soffit vents – Extra labor fees apply for clearing insulation away from the inside of soffit attic vents.
Eave configuration – Labor time increases depending on how the builders installed the drip edges, valley flashing ends, and sub-fascia boards.
Awnings – Labor costs increase for working around or removing awnings above windows or porches for the eave replacement.
Accessibility – Hard-to-reach areas and multi-story homes have higher labor costs and require additional safety equipment.
Location – Labor rates differ by region. Metropolitan locations have higher labor rates than rural areas.
Fascia capping – Fascia wrap costs $3 to $4 per linear foot installed. This extra metal layer shields fascia boards from water damage, increasing its lifespan.
Gutter upgrading – Gutter replacement costs $6 to $17 per linear foot.
Gutter damage – Gutter repair costs $100 to $450.
Unclogging gutters – Gutter cleaning costs $100 to $250.
Drip edges – Installing new drip edges costs $1.50 to $3.00 per linear foot on average.
Other damage – Roof repair costs $300 to $1,400 on average for fixing a roof leak, replacing shingles, or roof flashing repairs.
Reroofing – Replacing soffit and fascia during reroofing is cheapest. A roof replacement costs $4,700 to $10,500 on average.
Soffit and fascia repair cost
Soffit and fascia repair costs $500 to $2,600 on average, depending on the size, condition, accessibility, and how much needs replacing.
Common repairs may include:
Soffit and fascia cleaning costs $0.35 to $0.75 per square foot.
Removing a bird or wasp nest costs $125 to $700.
The cost to paint soffit or fascia is $2 to $7 per linear foot.
Filling holes with waterproof putty costs $20 to $50 per square foot.
Applying caulk costs $10 to $15 per linear foot for sealing minor cracks.
Replacing eaves FAQs
What are soffits and fascia, and why are they important?
The soffits and fascia board form the eaves at the roof’s edge. They keep water and pests from getting in the roof and attic. The average home has 100 to 200 linear feet of soffits and fascia.
Rake boards, also called “barge boards,” are the front-facing trim at the edge of a roof’s gables. They typically don’t support gutters and come in special designs to accent the triangle roof peaks.
What is the difference between soffit and fascia?
The differences between soffits and fascia board are:
Soffits are the siding under the eaves, visible when standing below the roof overhang. This part extends from the roof edge to the home’s exterior wall.
Fascia board is the horizontal trim at the roof’s edge that attaches to gutters. The fascia is parallel to the walls and isn’t clearly visible without removing the gutters.
How long do soffits and fascia last?
Vinyl, wood, and aluminum soffits and fascia last 10 to 20 years on average. Steel and fiber-cement-board trim will last up to 30+ years. The life of a roof overhang depends on the installation quality, climate, and maintenance frequency.
Who repairs roof soffit and fascia?
Contractors who repair roof soffits and fascia include:
Professionals from home improvement stores
Home-exterior remodelers such as siding contractors
Getting estimates from soffit and fascia contractors
Before hiring a roofing contractor near you, be sure to:
Compare three or more in-person estimates.
Verify that they have a valid contractor’s license.
Ask if they have NRCA or GAF certification for complex roofing jobs.
Check for EPA-certified training to remove or contain lead paint in homes built before 1978.
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 the price details.
Avoid large upfront payments and use a payment plan instead.
Questions to ask
How long have you been replacing fascia boards and soffits?
Can I see a list of your past job references?
Do I need new ventilated soffits to improve energy efficiency?
Did you see any other potential leak sources in my gutters or on the roof?
How much of my fascia or soffits will you replace, and why?
What type of materials are best for my home’s eaves, and what are the price differences?
How much extra is it to match the new trim paint to my home exterior?
Will this replacement 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 the eaves and gutter cleaning?
How long will the job take?