The soffit is located on the span beneath the rafter tails, it’s often not visible in terms of curb appeal. It is usually in the same colour and style as the siding but can also be altered based on your personal taste.
Fascia is the exposed horizontal board you see at the end of the rafters. It is also where the gutters are placed. It needs to look good as fascias are very visible in terms of curb appeal and always goes hand-in-hand with your property’s soffits.
While eavestroughs are important to drain away excess precipitation from your property, soffits and fascias protect your eavestroughs and rafters from Alberta’s rough weather elements. All of these components together improve air circulation and prevent problematic moisture build-up. At Groves Roofing & Contracting Ltd, we offer aluminum 5” continuous eavestroughing.
It’s important to check for corrosion signs as eavestroughs are not eternal. It can be a reason for water to seep through the cracks and affect the structure’s exteriors.
Fascias and soffits lead to rotting with time. Hence, you must inspect them now and then. The rotten surface will absorb water and then break down, which in return will damage your property’s interiors and exteriors.
Visible gaps in the seams allow debris and dirt to accumulate and clog the eavestrough. Go for inspection if you notice any gaps in your eavestroughs.
Cracks may also appear in the eavestrough with time. If you let them be unattended, it can lead to leakage and cause damage to your property.
If the eavestroughs installed are smaller in size than required, it may cause waterlogging, which can damage the interior paint of your property.