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EAVESTROUGH - GUTTER, ROOFING REPAIR & REPLACEMENT - SOFFIT & FASCIA
Over 20 years in residential and commercial gutter, roofing and eavestrough
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Gutters and Eavestrough
Gutter
Gutters are used to keep a house free of water damage by directing the water away from the house.
Your home is subject to the weather and water is the most harmful when it penetrates your home's exterior envelope. Where most homes are 1,000 square feet on a single floor, rain water that falls over this area is concentrated in a very narrow band or line at the bottom of each sloping roof. A 2400 square foot home with a ridge vent and 2 gable ends might would have 80 linear feet along the 2 sides of the house, where all rain water would concentrate and potentially cause damage.
The primary role of gutters is to channel water away from the base of the house where it's likely to collect and find it's way inside the foundation. There are many ways that gutters protect your home, including:
• Water beating down along your roof line can pool and penetrate your foundation or slab, causing leaks in basements and crawlspaces.
The ground surrounding your home should slope away from the house to avoid water pooling around the foundation. Unfortunately, with new construction, this ground often settles in the first few years are being refilled and home owners aren't aware of the potential problem.
  • Without gutters, water can damage landscaping and cause soil erosion around your home.
  • Water hitting dirt close to the house can create a mess when the dirt splashes back against the siding.
  • Concentrated water hitting decks and door entrances can splash back against the house causing high moisture levels which can lead to wood rot.
  • Safety entering and leaving a home may be a problem when people run to avoid a downpour and/or water freezing on walkways.
  • Falling water may hit windows and leak, causing water damage inside the walls or on interior walls.
  • Rain water may find gaps in the siding, and when trapped behind siding, water can support mold growth and other problems. Even brick and stone siding can be damaged when water forms ice in cracks.
  • Repeated exposure to rain water can reduce how long your home's painted surfaces last before they need to be re-painted.
Fascia and Soffit
Taking care of the hard-to-reach areas of your roof will protect your investment in your home or business for the longer term. Fascia is a flat band of material that wraps around the roofing surface underneath the rooftop. Soffit is installed in the under-side of the rafters/overhang.
• Fascia
The fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. The fascia is fixed directly to the lower ends of the roof trusses and usually does all the work of supporting the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles. The fascia board also carries all the guttering. 
This is no mean feat, especially when it is raining hard. In a downpour, the roof of a 3-bed semi could be washing several gallons of water per second into its gutters.
• Soffit
The soffit board is tucked away under the fascia board. It is usually the board that you see most of from street level. The soffit can be ventilated to allow the flow of air into the roof area. Alternatively, ventilation can be provided over the top of the fascia board. Many people prefer the latter solution these days. Without adequate ventilation, condensation will form in the roof void increasing the risk of timber decay.
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Roofing
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As with the foundation of your house, the roof is fundamental to the integrity of your home’s structure.
A high-quality roof offers assurances that a low-quality roof won’t provide. Weather is the principal challenge as far as roofs go, and our climate has become increasingly intense in many parts of the country. High winds, heavy rain, hail storms, and heavy snowfall all take their toll. A lesser-quality roof may not stand up to the rigors of your regional weather.
It’s essential that a roof keep out all water and moisture. Your roof won’t serve its function sufficiently well if it can’t do that. Part of the problem regarding moisture is that you may not know if your current, older roof is leaking – and that’s a problem. Any amount of moisture can result in damage to the roof’s rafters and structural support, as well as to other areas of your property, which could include mould growth and other complications.
Energy-efficiency of a good quality roof is another important attribute. Estimates run as high as 50 per cent for energy loss due to inefficient roofs. This can apply as much to the loss of cool air in hot summers as it does to heat loss in winter. Think of that in terms of money out the window. It’s an unnecessary loss. Fortunately, solutions do exist to improve your roof’s energy efficiency.
Gutter Roofing Head Office


Phone: 647.673.2499
E-Mail: info @ Gutterroofing.com
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