How eavestroughs work to protect your home’s exterior

When it comes to powerhouse systems, eavestroughs are one of them. These systems control and redirect water and melted snow away from your home, protecting your siding, roof, fascia and soffits. However, the whole system must be in top condition to work properly.

Doug’s Exteriors in Edmonton offers eavestrough and leaf guard installation and services. Here they share how exterior maintenance can keep your eavestrough, soffit, fascia, and siding in top condition:

Eavestrough system

The primary role of an eavestrough is to redirect snowmelt and rainwater away from your home. Without eavestroughs, water pouring off the roof can cause foundation problems, damage the siding, and rot the fascia and soffits. Take action if you notice standing water, leaks, or debris clogging the eavestroughs. These are signs that the gutters need cleaning or repairs. Regular cleaning ensures the system works properly and doesn’t need costly repairs or a complete replacement.

Soffit and fascia pairing

The soffit is installed under the outside edge of the roof and just under the eavestrough. Like eavestroughs, soffits have a few critical roles in protecting your home. Visually, it adds an aesthetic touch and functionally helps with ventilation in the attic. Proper ventilation is key to keeping your home roof safe and helping with water flow in the winter. Ice build-up can cause costly damage to the roof and gutters without proper roof ventilation.

Fascias are a complementary part of the soffits and eavestrough system installed against the fascia. When properly installed, it creates a leak-proof seal so no rain or debris can seep into the roof.

Proper installation and maintenance are vital to keeping your home safe with soffits and fascia. While getting a routine eavestrough inspection, check your other systems. For example, if you often have ice dam troubles, it could be an issue with your attic’s insulation and ventilation. After those have been checked, a professional might recommend heat cables to prevent the ice dams from forming.

Protects the siding

Any collected water will start to spill over when your eavestroughs are clogged or damaged. As it does, that water can start to cause damage to the siding. Mould or moss can settle in on the siding and cause damage and potential rot. That water could also begin to seep inside and cause unseen damage behind the siding or water damage inside the home. Regularly maintaining your eavestroughs keeps your siding safe, curb appeal up, and costly repairs down. While getting an inspection, see if your contractor can do any other upgrades to the siding, soffit or fascia.

Eavestroughs in Edmonton

Doug’s Exteriors offers eavestroughs and leaf guard system installation and repair services. Doug’s is a small but highly skilled team of eavestrough experts. In addition, they work with various exterior materials and different eavestrough systems. These materials include vinyl, aluminum, stainless steel, or copper eavestroughs. If you need a new gutter system, you can trust the expertise from Doug’s Exteriors.

Get in touch with them today!

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