To prevent excess water from permanently damaging your home's walls and foundation, gutter installation services provided by professional contractors ensures that gutters are securely fixed and accurately match the pitch of the roof. Depending on year around climate conditions, homeowners living in regions where inclement weather occurs frequently should consider stainless steel or copper gutters which offer extreme durability in any kind of climate. Alternately, vinyl and aluminum gutters work well in more temperate areas where weather is less severe.
In addition to providing customized gutter installation services, contractors will also install soffits and fascias, two important components associated with gutters that enhance the ability of a roof to keep precipitation from damaging a home. Soffit and fascia installation involves covering the area behind the gutters and below the roof line with wood, aluminum or vinyl trim. Referred to as fascia "board", this roof trim is attached to rafter ends or on top of a home's exterior walls and functions protectively as well as decoratively.
The soffit is any structure's underside and is usually found beneath your home's drip eaves. Extending from the exterior wall of a house to the drip eave's end or to the fascia, a soffit is essential for greatly reducing the risk of water damage due to missing shingles or ice damming.
Taking care of your roof and home with a customized gutter installation as well as replacement of soffits and fascias not only protects your investment but keeps your family safe, sheltered and dry at all times.