Soffits, fascia and eavestroughs are important elements of the overall roofing system, and should be inspected and maintained regularly to ensure their maximum lifespan. Contact the experts at Dominion Roofing today to address your repair or replacement needs. We’ll showcase a variety of options best suited for your property, while taking into account the type of material, functionality, esthetics, and the overall state of the roofing system.
Animals and critters love to damage these components, so be sure to keep an eye on them and call us right away to schedule a Roof Tune-Up® should you notice any deficiencies.
Soffit is found on the underside of the roof line and is generally made of aluminum panels, which come in both solid and vented types. An adequate number of vented panels are required to obtain the maximum life expectancy of your roof, as their function is to bring fresh air in to the attic space for circulation.
Fascia board is the component of the roof that attaches to the exposed side of the roof rafters. Visually, it acts as a trim, adding more aesthetic appeal to a home. It also offers increased weather protection, and lends additional support to the eavestrough system.
Eavestroughs are found at the edge of the roof line and act as a gathering spot for water, which is then discharged from the roof and into the downspouts. Commonly made of aluminum (but also copper and other premium materials), eavestroughs serve a functional but also esthetic purpose on a home. It’s important to maintain them on a regular basis to avoid clogs, overflowing, or dripping.
Animals such as birds and squirrels can cause damage to soffits. Also, the elements can cause significant damage to soffits; the rain and snow can cause the soffit to rot.
The most commonly used material for fascia boards is wood. Usually, pine or spruce is used for fascias but cedar and redwood are fast becoming popular choices.
To ensure proper gutter drainage, it’s important to make sure that for every 10 feet, there’s ½ slope towards the downspout. For a gutter that runs longer than 40 feet, it’s good practice to ensure the gutter pitches down from the center, to a downspout on each side.