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Gutters/Fascia/Soffits FAQs

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1. What is a soffit?

A Soffit is the underside of a structural component such as an overhanging cornice of a building extending out from the plane of the building walls.

2. What do soffits do?

Soffits provide shading to walls and windows and also throw rain water clear of walls and windows immediately below, thus reducing the likelihood of water penetration – they operate in much the same way as an umbrella provides shade and protection from rain to your upper body.

3. Does a soffit help with energy efficiency?

Energy efficiency is affected by a number of factors - the location and orientation of the house, the climate, the design, the size and number of windows – as a result energy efficiency needs to be calculated on a case by case basis.

4. How are gutters put on a home?

There are several different ways to mount gutters to a home – but the most common way is with hidden hangers attached to the flat fascia board under the eaves.

5. What is a seamless gutter?

Seamless gutters are single-piece gutters that are formed on the work site in order to match the measurements needed for a particular job. As the name implies, seamless gutters do not have any seams. Gutters can be formed in lengths anywhere from 12 inches to over a hundred feet.

6. Are there different styles of gutters?

Yes. There are basically two styles. The standard K-style is used on the majority of homes and is available in the seamless option. The half-round style which, as the name implies is more rounded than the traditional K-style, is available in 20-foot lengths.

7. Why would the wood behind my gutters rot?

Seamless gutters are single-piece gutters that are formed on the work site in order to match the measurements needed for a particular job. As the name implies, seamless gutters do not have any seams. Gutters can be formed in lengths anywhere from 12 inches to over a hundred feet.