Soft Metal Experts
An Integral Piece of the Roofing Puzzle
Water Drainage Solutions for Your Home
Often we have homeowners approach us and state. “I don’t know what it is, but it’s that board the eavestrough is attached to.” Soft metals encompass not only eavestrough, but also facia soffits and custom metal cladding of wood in the form of window frames door frames, as well as garage door frames. Eaves, troughs, or gutters handle the moisture that flows off your roof and wrecked it through downspout where it drains away from your home and property, mitigating any water damage to your structure and grounds. Facials are the boards under the roof edge, to which eavestrough’s are sometimes attached or at roof peaks where no eavestroughs are needed. In years past these boards were painted, but now they are clad in soft metals to allow for no maintenance. Soffits are the horizontal portion of the roof eaves edge. Become solid to love, no ventilation, or a perforated to allow for intake of your roof attic space. While sometimes wood with holes and insect screens, new installations of metal soffits allow for a no maintenance exterior, And prevent pests from entering Your attic.
You've likely heard of 'soft metals' in relation to your home's exterior. Components like your eavestrough, fascia, and soffits are typically made from these materials. Why? They're essential for diverting water away from your property, preventing damage and preserving aesthetics.
Soffits, a part of your home's exterior cladding, aren't just aesthetically pleasing; they're crucial for ventilation and protecting your roof from potential damage.
These finished materials, installed underneath your roof overhang, play a pivotal role in managing the heat build-up in your attic. Without proper ventilation, your roof can become superheated, causing quicker deterioration of shingles and formation of ice dams in winter.
Soffits help maintain a balance in your attic's humidity levels, preventing the growth of mold, mildew, and wood rot.
Aesthetically, soffits give a finished, polished look to your home's exterior. While they can be any colour, it's common to match them with your home's trim or siding for a cohesive appearance.
Fascias, those boards under your roof edge, are a crucial part of your home's exterior that you mightn't be familiar with, but they play a vital role in protecting your home from weather damage. Fascias are primarily designed to support your home's gutter system and to provide a smooth, even appearance along the edge of your roof.
Here are some key points to consider about fascias:
- They serve as a barrier between the edge of your roof and the outdoors.
- They prevent weather damage by blocking the entrance of water into your home.
- They provide a mounting point for gutters and eavestroughs.
- They're typically clad in soft metals for durability and zero maintenance.
- They enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home by giving a clean, finished look to your roof edges.
When it comes to downspouts, they're a key part of your home's exterior, serving as the main exit point for water that's collected in your eavestroughs and gutters.
These downpipes, made from soft metals, create a safe route for rainwater to flow away and prevent it from eroding your home's foundation. They're typically made from the same material as your gutters, like aluminum, zinc, copper, and steel, which not only ensures uniformity but also boosts curb appeal.
Depending on your landscape, you may need to install a downspout extension pipe or bury your downspout underground, connected to weeping tile, to avoid water pooling at your home's base.
Custom Metal Cladding
Custom metal cladding on your home's exterior is an excellent choice as it not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but also provides robust protection against harsh weather conditions. This versatile material embodies a perfect blend of functionality and aesthetics.
Here are some reasons to consider it:
- It shields your home from temperature fluctuations, ensuring a comfortable interior environment.
- It prevents potential water damage by providing a sturdy, waterproof barrier.
- It withstands windy conditions, offering unrivaled durability.
- Custom trims and flashings can be precisely bent to fit any structure perfectly.
- There's a variety of cladding colors to choose from, allowing you to complement or match your exterior.