Eavestrough Installation and Repair
The only time your head should be in the gutter: There’s a number of reasons why your home needs functioning rain gutters (eavestroughs), as they serve a handful of purposes to keep your house functional and safe.
- Eavestroughs will save the foundation of your home. Without rain gutters, water will run down the side of your home and into the foundation, causing damage, possibly flooding your basement. Even if you avoid a flood, any presence of water can cause wood rot due to moisture. Rain gutters will carry the water away from your home and prevent damage.
- Even if you have properly maintained eavestroughs, water can still cause damage to your lawn due to erosion. Be sure to have a drainage ditch or splash blocks to take the impact of the water stream. Working rain gutters prevents damage to yard and lawn.
- Functioning eavestroughs get rid of standing water, a common breeding ground for mosquitoes, dirt, bacteria – it’s not pretty. We recommend keeping your eavestroughs clean at all times. And best of all, keeping your eavestroughs clean means they will last longer.
Soffit and Fascia
What are they? What do they have to do with my eavestroughs? Why are they important?
Soffit is the exposed siding underneath your roof’s overhang. Soffit is usually the same design and colour as your home’s siding, but can be different depending on your own personal tastes and preferences.
Soffit is important because it has venting that helps keep a steady airflow between your roof and attic. Your attic needs to be well ventilated or else moisture can build up causing mold to form. The last thing you want in your home is mold! But aside from keeping moisture out, soffit helps release heat from your attic during the hot summer months and keeps pests like bugs outside where they belong.
Fascia goes hand-in-hand with your home’s soffit. Fascia is the area of siding directly above the soffit. It’s the exposed board you see on the front of your roof’s overhang. Your fascia is also where gutters are placed.
Fascia is essentially the last line of support for the lower edge of the bottom row of roof tiles or shingles; it’s what your gutters are installed on. Gutters are extremely important and your fascia needs to be able to hold them up even during torrential downpour.
Sounds important, right? It is! Need help with yours? Drop us a line below!