Soffit, Fascia and Eavesrough
These crucial elements to the home’s exterior are more than simply decorative elements to complete the look of your home. The fascia is the roofline, or the board that spans the area where the outer walls of the home meet the roof. The soffit is the material that covers the eaves, or the place where the rafters extend beyond the walls of the house. These architectural elements serve to protect your home from a variety of pests. Some of the animals that can invade your home if the soffit is in disrepair or nonexistent include squirrels, birds, and bats. The soffit is designed to allow air to pass through while creating a finished look and preventing animals from entering. An eavestrough (gutter) is a trough or channel that runs around the perimeter of a home’s roof, and collects rainwater or snow thaw runoff from the roof, discharging it, usually to downspouts or downpipes which convey it to a drainage system.