Does Your Roof Need 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.

Soffits vs. Eaves

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.

Are Eaves Necessary?

Recently, many builders have begun building roofs with no overhangs. While this style may appear to be a little more basic, water ingress and rainfall runoff are always an issue. Some structures without eaves now provide the same or near-to-the same functionality as eaves:

  • A minimal overhang
  • Exterior cladding
  • Hidden gutter

When eaves are not well installed, your home is exposed to the harsh impacts of weather. DaVinci Construction is your go-to contractor for all of your roofing needs. Whether you need an inspection, repairs, or installations, we are your solution. Contact us to find out more about the different services we offer!