Eavestroughs, Soffits and Fascia
The fascia is a 1×6 wooden band that is situated vertically behind the eavestrough, running horizontally under the edge of your roof. Usually the fascia wood is cladded by aluminum (called fascia aluminum). This adds an aesthetically pleasing dimension to the eavestrough system, and at the same time, protects the wood fascia from rotting.
The soffit is the name given to the underside of your eaves.
The eavestroughs, or gutters, are located at the base of your roof and are there to collect water and drain it away from your home.
The Importance of a Good Eavestrough System
Eavestroughs play a very important role in the construction of your home. Designed to drain water away from your home, eavestroughs prevent water damage to your shingles, underlayment, bricks and other parts of your roof. It is therefore critical that you have a quality eavestrough system. Soffit fascia eavestroughs not only add a polished appearance to your home, but also improve air circulation in your eaves and attic, prevent animal intrusion and lengthen the lifespan of your roof and your home.
Soffit and Fascia, Eavestrough Installation and Maintenance
Eavestroughs are available in copper, aluminum and galvanized metal, while soffit and fascia typically come in plywood, vinyl and aluminum. When properly installed, your soffit fascia eavestroughs can add to your curb appeal and also protect your home from unnecessary damage that may result in costly repairs. Although a good eavestrough system works to protect your home in many ways, it is also prone to clogging. When eavestroughs are clogged, they tend to tear away from the fascia and put excess weight on the soffit.
To avoid this, Integrity Roofers highly recommends the installation of a gutter filter. This can reduce and even eliminate clogging, thereby helping you avoid big cleaning and repair bills. To learn more about how a gutter filter works, click here.
Whether you need a completely new eavestrough system or you would like us to repair what you already have, contact us today for a free assessment.