Soffits are usually vinyl or aluminum with vents to help expel hot air from the attic. Many animals will claw through these materials or rip open the vents. The fascia, where gutters are installed, can become damaged from water rot. Wildlife will often manage to access a home through these materials, especially when there is pre-existing damage, which is usually water-related. With this home, the storm damage provided an access point for birds to enter the attic.