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What Are Eavestrough, Soffit, And Fascia?

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Eavestrough, soffit, and fascia are necessary for home roofs. People often use these three terms but most of them are not aware of how each of them is different. If you are also unable to differentiate between eavestrough, soffit, and fascia, then you have landed at the right article. We have briefly described each of them below.

What is an Eavestrough?

The semi-circle or square-shaped installation lining on the edge of roofs are known as eavestrough. Eavestrough plays a vital part in protecting your house against the harmful effects of standing water around your home’s foundation. When rainwater or melted snow runs down the roof, it is collected by the eavestrough. The collected water is then drained away from the house’s structure through downspouts. Installing eavestrough is vital to prevent water from pooling around your home’s foundation and cause water damages to the house.

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What is a Soffit?

Soffits run along the bottom of the roof. The horizontal piece of aluminum or vinyl that covers the underside of your roof’s overhang is a soffit. A soffit provides is necessary for a proper ventilation system that keeps the home temperature regulated. This installation also acts as a barrier and, therefore, protects the house from the external factors by filling the space between the roof and eavestrough.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is the board that runs along the ends of roofing. The horizontal pieces that cover the space between the soffit and the roof are the fascia boards. Aluminum fascia is installed over the wooden roof rafters in order to protect your house from rain and melted snow. Fascia is used to create a barrier between the edge of the roof and the external factors such as rainwater. It creates a smooth appearance to the edge and protects the roof from weather damage. It also provides the roof with strength as it serves the purpose of supporting the eavestrough to drain the water away from the house properly.

Soffit and fascia work together to provide the protection to your roof’s interior parts.

Installing all three – eavestrough, soffit, as well as fascia is necessary to safeguard your home against external factors such as weather conditions. If your home doesn’t have any one of these three installations, call your roofing expert and secure your home.



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