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!

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