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Soffits, fascia and eavestroughs are important elements of the overall roofing system, and should be inspected and maintained regularly to ensure their maximum lifespan. Contact the experts at Dominion Roofing today to address your repair or replacement needs. We’ll showcase a variety of options best suited for your property, while taking into account the type of material, functionality, esthetics, and the overall state of the roofing system.

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Animals and critters love to damage these components, so be sure to keep an eye on them and call us right away to schedule a Roof Tune-Up® should you notice any deficiencies.


Soffit is found on the underside of the roof line and is generally made of aluminum panels, which come in both solid and vented types. An adequate number of vented panels are required to obtain the maximum life expectancy of your roof, as their function is to bring fresh air in to the attic space for circulation.


Fascia board is the component of the roof that attaches to the exposed side of the roof rafters. Visually, it acts as a trim, adding more aesthetic appeal to a home. It also offers increased weather protection, and lends additional support to the eavestrough system.


Eavestroughs are found at the edge of the roof line and act as a gathering spot for water, which is then discharged from the roof and into the downspouts. Commonly made of aluminum (but also copper and other premium materials), eavestroughs serve a functional but also esthetic purpose on a home. It’s important to maintain them on a regular basis to avoid clogs, overflowing, or dripping.

FAQ About Soffit, Fascia and Eavestrough

What causes soffit damage?

Animals such as birds and squirrels can cause damage to soffits. Also, the elements can cause significant damage to soffits; the rain and snow can cause the soffit to rot.

What is fascia board made of?

The most commonly used material for fascia boards is wood. Usually, pine or spruce is used for fascias but cedar and redwood are fast becoming popular choices.

How much slope do you need for Eavestrough?

To ensure proper gutter drainage, it’s important to make sure that for every 10 feet, there’s ½ slope towards the downspout. For a gutter that runs longer than 40 feet, it’s good practice to ensure the gutter pitches down from the center, to a downspout on each side.

How to install eavestrough?

There are several methods you can use to install eavestrough. A good functioning eavestrough system secured to your roof can be an integral part in your home’s drainage system. Not only does the system keep water out of the basement but also helps protect the home’s foundation. To install it, first determine the shape of your roof and estimate the size of the system you want installed.

How to install aluminum soffit?

Installing aluminum soffit is a very easy process. First of all, you will need to have materials like hand tools, nails, shingles, flashing and counter-flashing elements. The next thing you should do is removing the old shingles. Then, spread the tarpaper over the wood of the roof to build a new waterproof basement. The next step is installing the metal edging around the roof’s perimeter using one and quarter inches roofing nails. You should start with one side of the roof.

What is fascia and soffit?

Fascia and soffit are two critical aspects when it comes to roofing. Fascia, for instance, is fixed directly to the lower ends of roof trusses and mainly does every kind of work in supporting the lower edges of the bottom row tiles. Soffit, on the other hand, plays a critical role in the guttering process.

What is fascia board?

Fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. It is fixed directly to the lower ends of roof trusses and mainly does every kind of work in supporting the lower edges of the bottom row tiles. Soffit, on the other hand, plays a critical role in the guttering process.

How much does it cost to fit UPVC soffits and fascias?

The cost to fit UPVC soffits and fascias would depend on the size of a home. For example, for an average one-story home with about 250 linear feet, the installation would run anywhere from $600 to $6,000 with an average cost of about $2,300.

Do you need scaffolding to replace soffits?

No, you don’t necessarily need scaffolding to replace soffits. If you have a ladder at home, it’s up to you if you retain scaffolding for standard fascia and soffit replacement jobs. Still, if access is restricted (perhaps due to a conservatory or outbuilding), scaffolding will be required, which will increase the cost significantly.

What is the best material for fascia boards?

The best material for fascia boards would depend on what suits your needs. For example, if you’re looking for an affordable alternative, you could rely on wood. If your priority is durability, you could use composite. Vinyl is most commonly used by those who prefer simplicity in installation. On the other hand, aluminum a popular choice as a direct upgrade of wood fascias in all aspects.


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