Eavestrough, Soffit and Fascia Repair and Installation in Port Elgin
The sun, the wind, the rain and the snow can have an adverse impact on our homes. The reason we built structures was to be able to be sheltered from the weather, but if we don’t take care of our homes, the weather will win in the end. The weather hurts our systems of operation for our homes the most and eavestrough, fascia and soffit take their share of damage from the weather. When weather damage is affecting our roofing system, an eavestrough repair Port Elgin, or a fascia repair in Port Elgin or a soffit repair in Port Elgin could be the subscription from a roofing contractor like us at AM Roofing Solutions.
Eavestrough, fascia, soffit the three amigos of the roofing system
- When the water arrives on the roof it needs to be moved off the roof to keep a home dry and protect it from the damage that water can do if left to sit or pool on a roofing system. If water can reach the eavestrough, it has a good chance of being expelled on the ground through the downspouts. If the eavestrough is plugged with materials, that is when the problems start. If water isn’t moving or is moving at less than capacity an eavestrough repair in Port Elgin should be made for the sake of the other roofing components. Blockage means water over the channels of the eavestrough or minor damage to the channels will tell you a repair may not help and an eavestrough installation in Port Elgin needs to come off the drawing board and put into practice. Once water has been leaking, it is only a matter of time for it to get into your house, either through window wells at the foundation level or through cracks in the foundation. Once that situation is present, the question becomes: can a rain gutter repair in Port Elgin extend the life of the gutters, or do I need to start from scratch and get a rain gutter replacement in Port Elgin for my home?
- Fascia comes in two types, a wood fascia and an aluminum-clad wood strip of lath that runs around the roof at the base of the eavestrough. It is set there to keep a seal on the house and keep water out of the roof, protecting the roofing supports. If water is being pushed over the sides of the eavestrough, it hits the fascia first and then runs down the house. Wood or aluminum-clad wood fascia will rot over time if they have too much exposure to water drainage in this manner making a fascia repair in Port Elgin a key element in your home’s maintenance. The problem with wood rot is you never know how much of you have until you see it first hand, and in many cases, a fascia installation in Port Elgin is necessary because the fascia can’t be saved. Ice dams make for problems when the thaw comes and for a fascia, the water buildup waiting to run off when it is thawed will cause big problems that a fascia installation should take care of.
- To find the soffit, you have to crane your neck to see it – it is on the underside of the eavestrough and provides a big assist to the roofing system through its’ role in aeration. A soffit has many holes in it, as a matter of course, to help it do its job as the air exchange for the attic. Cold air will move through the holes and into the attic and when working on all cylinders will force hot moist air out of the attic through the vents. When air isn’t getting into the attic, a soffit repair in Port Elgin may be all that is needed as some of the holes are filled with debris. If the problem is more serious, a soffit installation in Port Elgin should be done to ensure that the attic is cool and dry. The problem for the attic is that it receives warm air from a heated home. If the warm, moist air is allowed to linger it will penetrate the joists and trusses causing alignment problems if the roof sags. It is always better to replace an old soffit with a soffit installation to get the most out of your repair dollars.
Our company, AM Roofing Solutions, has a deep history supplying an eavestrough replacement Port Elgin, a fascia replacement in Port Elgin and soffit replacement in Port Elgin and our experience in the business spans over 60-years. Once the work is done and we have packed up our truck, a 10-year warranty for labour will be left to the homeowner for our services.
Port Elgin is known for its sunsets over Lake Huron and it is a tourist attraction for many who travel to Port for the show at dusk. For a free roof inspection, free estimate and no-obligation meeting, call us at AM Roofing Solutions today at 1.877.281.6900.