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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

How To Repair Roof Fascia Boards

by Martha Soto

Working on rooflines can be a little bit sketchy, if only because you need to balance atop a ladder. That said, keeping up your roofline, especially the soffit and fascia boards, is essential. Not only are these wooden board essential to the integrity of your roof, they are also vital when it comes to the style of your roof, and your entire home exterior. The fascia board is a very strong, noticeable, and important style line on a home. If it looks bad, it will stand out. This article explains how to maintain a wooden fascia board.

The Importance of the Fascia

The fascia board is a huge part of your roofline and your entire exterior style. The main drawback to wooden fascia boards is that they are susceptible to water damage and sun fading. When it comes to roof repair and preserving wooden fascia boards, it is all about keeping the wood sealed and waterproof. If you are on top of it, you can prevent any damage from ever occurring. Once your wood does get damaged, you need to patch, sand, and repaint it. This is obviously a major project, so it is all about taking preventative measures.

Solid Paint or Clear Stain

Whether you have a solid paint color on your wood fascia, or a clear stain, you need to maintain the seal. That is, once the raw wood is exposed to the elements, it will be susceptible to warping and fading. The sun is the biggest cause of the deterioration of the seal. So, many people want to know if solid paint or clear stain is more protective.

In general a solid, oil-based exterior paint will be the most protective. It completely blocks the sun from hitting the actual wood. With a clear stain, the sun can still cause the wood to fade. That being said, you can always restain the wood to restore the tint that your desire.

Solid paint is also more protective because you can cover the wood with primer before painting it. The only way to add more protection to a clear stain is to add more coats. The only problems is that the stain will usually get darker as you add more stains. You need to keep this in mind if you have a definite color you are trying to achieve. Also, multiple coats of stain can become tacky and sticky.

Good fascia maintenance is key to a strong and beautiful roofline.