It’s winter, why should I care about my Eavestroughs?
During the colder months when the snow is falling, don’t forget to keep an eye on your gutters. If you notice that snow is piling up around the edge of your roof, there is a chance that your gutters are too small. The problem with that, is that it becomes very easy for ice to build up and prevent water from properly draining, which will lead to ice damming, and water damage to the inside of your home.
Without Soffits, homeowners would see the underside of their roofs, beams and all. This is an eyesore that is easily covered up with nice looking Soffit. This is not their primary purpose however. Soffit will also help your roof breathe. It will protect the beams from mould and rot after rain and the winter months. During the summer, Soffit helps to let the heat escape your home.
At the edge of your roof, likely behind the Eavestroughs, you will see a board that wraps around the perimeter of your home. This is known as your fascia. It helps to support everything around it; gutters, soffit, and shingles.
Soffit, Fascia, and Eavestrough
The Hockey Visor of Home Protection
While your roof and siding carry a heavy load when it comes to protecting your family, a vital component of your exterior system is the Soffit, Fascia, and Eavestrough. Helping guide away runoff from the inevitable rain and snow storm is an important part of keeping your entire home dry.