For most of us, gutters are just a small feature that comes with every house. Likely, the average person hasn’t put much thought into their gutters, when in reality they play an integral part of keeping our house in good working order. Gutters are designed to catch all the rainwater and guide it away from our house exterior and into our drainage system. Without this feature, our homes would be exposed to a whole range of damages. In addition, there are two other key features of the home that are even more inconspicuous than gutters: soffit and fascia boards. Before making any big decisions on your roofline, you should learn the basic functionality of these features.
Guttering is an essential feature for every domestic property, as it diverts rainwater away from the structure of your home quickly and efficiently. Without gutters, rainwater would pool around the foundation of your home. From there it would seep into areas it shouldn’t, ultimately affecting the foundation, sides, windows and doors. Any rain that is absorbed by the house could lead to damp and mould. Gutters also prevent erosion, basement flooding and landscape damage.
Although most people don’t realise the true importance of gutters, they will at least be aware that gutters are a structural part of the home. Fascia boards, on the other hand, are likely unheard of by the majority of people. The purpose of fascia boards is threefold:
Your gutters are affixed to the fascia board, which runs around the roof edge but positioned parallel with the wall of your property. Fascias must be extremely durable at they must support the weight of the gutters while they are full of rainwater. At Fort Roofing Scotland we use uPVC fascia boards as the material lasts for an extremely long time but as the same time is not too costly.
Soffits are the boards that are fitted in between the wall of your home and the fascia board. The soffit is positioned parallel to the ground and its purpose is to close the gap between the wall and the fascia board. This is to keep out animals but also to protect the rafters from water. The trick to installing a sufficient soffit is to leave just enough space for air to pass through in order to avoid damp and condensation building up inside.
Our team at Fort Roofing Scotland has been installing fascia boards and soffits for many years and so we are equipped to install them at your home. If you think your soffit or fascia is damaged, or perhaps needs updated, give us a call now on 07594 697 036.
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