Are Roofing Eaves Necessary?

Roof eaves are required to prevent any unnecessary expenses due to water damage in your house. They perform a variety of tasks, including preventing rainwater from pooling on the structure. Here’s what you need to know:

What Are Eaves?

The outer edges of the roof are known as eaves. These borders extend over the sides and facades of the walls, with some hanging over them. These appendages keep water off the wall and out of the gap where the roof meets the wall, mitigating both concerns.

Eaves come in a variety of designs. Some of them might be used to define a structure’s architectural style for aesthetic purposes. This essential component of the roof must be done correctly to avoid birds from nesting and preventing water entry.

Are Soffits and Eaves the Same?

Soffits and eaves are sometimes confused. Eaves are the limits of a roof that extends over the side of a building. A soffit, on the other hand, is an extension of the fascia beneath a roof’s overhang.

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 best complement the look of your property.

With MAK Construction Corp., our experienced team can help repair and/or install a new roof on your home. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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