Your soffit and fascia may not seem to important at first glance – they are just small roofing components, after all – but the truth is these two parts are invaluable in protecting the structure they are built on from harsh weather conditions. It is for this reason that you should think hard about your soffit and fascia installation. Before looking at contractors, though, it is important you understand the basic functions of these two roofing essentials.
The soffit is the exposed surface on the underside of the overhanging eaves. Because it is visible from below, its aesthetic appeal is even more important than the roof’s. At the same time, though, the soffit must be able to stand up to heat and moisture. This is especially true in Oakville, Burlington, and other areas with high winds, where rain and debris can swirl up under the eaves. A soffit also serves the purpose of keeping your attic ventilated. It is for this reason that most soffits feature tiny holes to let air circulate and are made from a durable and waterproof material, such as vinyl.
The fascia, the vertical edge that borders the area where the gutter is attached to the roof, is tasked with protecting the wooden boards that make up the roof itself from harsh winds and rains. Waterlogged roofing boards mean repairing the entire roof, which is very expensive, so keeping your fascia in good condition is very important. If your gutters are backed up, new eavestrough installation can go a long way towards keeping a healthy fascia, as the fascia board is where rainwater will end up if the gutters are backed up. A professional-looking fascia installation is key to the roof’s overall aesthetic, since it gives the edges of the roof, which are arguably the most visible part, a smooth, clean look.
Again, roofing repair and replacement are extremely expensive, and quality soffit and fascia installation, which is very cheap by comparison, will keep your roof from falling into disrepair.
Soffit and Fascia Installation Made Easy
Alliance Trust Aluminum’s professional contractors have provided soffit, fascia, and eavestrough installation to homeowners in the Oakville and Burlington areas since 2008. Contact us and you can rest assured your job will be completed quickly and thoroughly.