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What Are Roofing Eaves?

Installing roof eaves is necessary to avoid all unneeded expenses as a result of water damage in your home. They serve many functions like keeping rainwater away from the building’s walls and structure. Here’s what you should know:

What Are Eaves?

Eaves are the roof’s outer edges. The extremities of these lines generally hang over the building’s sides and over the facades of the walls. These extensions keep water away from damaging the wall and prevent it from entering through where the roof meets the wall.

Eaves come in a variety of styles. Some of them may be utilized for aesthetic purposes, helping to define a building’s architectural style. To prevent birds from nesting and preventing any water ingress possibilities, this important aspect of the roof must be done correctly.

Are Soffits and Eaves the Same?

It’s easy to confuse soffits and eaves. Eaves refer to the edges of a roof that extends over the building’s side. However a combination of soffit and fascia adorn the overhang of a roof and can be described as the eaves’ underside.

Categories Of Eaves

There are four categories of eaves:

  • Soffited
  • Exposed
  • Boxed in
  • Abbreviated

Each style has its own appeal. Always consult with your local roofer to see which style will make the most of your home’s appearance.

When eaves are not well installed, your home is exposed to the harsh impacts of weather. At Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements, we’ll give you the roof you’ve always wanted. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us help you find the best roofing options for your NJ home!

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