A high-quality roof, installed by Done Right Roofing, is the main component of your waterproof home. But the work isn’t complete until your gutters, or eavestroughs, are in tip-top shape. You need them functioning properly to keep water from damaging shingles, soffit & fascia, foundations, and driveways.
There are a number of things to consider when selecting gutters for your home:
• Sectional or continuous: Most of the gutters you’ll find at your local home improvement store are sectional, designed to be fitted together during installation. Continuous gutters are continuous, or seamless, and custom-engineered to fit your home. Continuous gutters reduce the likelihood of leaks and corrosion and are also more visually appealing than sectional.
• They’re very important: If installed incorrectly, or if allowed to leak or corrode, moisture can seep into your home, sometimes resulting in toxic mould under the floor. Faulty gutters can literally lead to health problems.
• Leaf guards: If you’re tired of cleaning your gutters, a leaf guard can be installed to prevent the build-up of leaves and other debris. Your gutters will stay clear year-round.
• You may need new gutters: You should examine your gutters in both fall and spring. If you have questions about their integrity, we have a 10-Point Gutter Inspection guide to help out. Just ask!
What we recommend
• Continuous, aluminum gutters
• Alurex leaf guards in high-debris locations
• No gutter lengths longer than 50 ft
Soffit & Fascia
Soffit & fascia – the two go hand in hand. Fascia is the horizontal board capping the end of the rafters. The surface below is the soffit. They’re important components in your home’s water-moving system, and as an added bonus they provide a finished appearance.
There are various ways to install soffit & fascia, or just one or the other. If you’re replacing components, you may not have to replace both. A Done Right expert can help you determine which components you need and come up with an installation plan.