Monthly Archives: September 2010

About Your Soffit, Fascia & Eavestrough

The Soffit, Fascia and Eavestrough around your house all serve a different purpose, besides being aesthetically pleasing. Learn more about the soffit, fascia and eavestrough that is in your house!


Soffit, or the underside of the eaves allows air flow (when vented) into the attic space of your home.

During the winter months the cold air is drawn in, pushing the warm air out through roof vents to help avoid the escalated melt off of snow. This helps reduce the odds of ice damming which could potentially cause a leak.

In the summer months this helps prevent a build up of extremely hot air in the attic, which can lead to premature deterioration of the shingles.

A wide variety of colours help to enhance the visual appearance of your home.

We can help assess whether there is adequate ventilation into your attic. Between the number of roof vents, whether the soffits are properly vented or whether additional insulation is required.


Fascia is the flat horizontal band around the edge of the roof.

Sometimes, this is exposed wood which gets weathered and needs to be maintained (e.g. painted). by cladding the fascia board in aluminum, again with a variety of colour options, it becomes maintenance free.

Usually, but not always, the fascia and soffit are the same colour.


The eavestrough and downpipes play a critical roll in moving water off your roof and away from your foundation when it rains. In the past few years 5″ eavestrough has become the standard from 4″. There is also 6″ eavestrough available on the market now.

There are three keys to a properly functioning eavestrough system:

  1. Proper slope
  2. Adequate number of downpipes
  3. Keeping the trough and pipes clear of debris.

At Roof Pro we install 5″ or 6″ seamless eavestrough systems with large square pipes and once again, in a wide variety of colour selection.

Contact Roof Pro Plus today with any questions about the soffit, fascia and eavestrough that is in your house!

Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Choosing a Roofing Contractor

When it comes to choosing the right roofing contractor, there are many things you should consider before making the final decision. Your roof is protecting one of your most valuable assets (your home), so it’s important to make the right choice when it comes time to repair or replace.

  1. Are they fully insured to protect you the homeowner in the event of accident?ie. ladder through window, etc.
  2. Are all their employees covered by a W.S.I.B. Certificate?If they’re not and someone falls off your roof, the onus then falls onto the homeowner.
  3. How long do they guarantee their work?Any professional roofing contractor should be offering at least a 10 year guarantee.
  4. How long have they been in business in your area?Will they still be around if problems arise in the future.
  5. Do they have an office or storefront?There are a lot of “Roofers” who operate their business out of a truck with a cellphone. A professional roofing contractor will have a storefront with a sign and will be easy to find!
  6. Do they use quality materials from a reputable supplier?The last place you want to use “cheaper” material to save a few dollars is on your roof, which protects your total investment inside your home.
  7. How long will it take to complete the job?Is a job that should take one day going to drag on for a week? Are they going to take 3 hour lunch breaks?
  8. Are they quick to respond to your call?If it takes three phone calls and two weeks for them to come look at your roof, what will happen if you have a problem down the road.