Your Home's Exterior

The exterior of your home consists of three key components, and the more you know about them, the more prepared you’ll be to make the best decisions possible. Here’s a closer look at what they are.

What’s in a roof

shingles

Shingles sit on top of the underlayment and are the outermost part of the roof. They act as another protective layer from the elements, restricting the amount of moisture that gets through to the underlayment.

underlayment

The underlayment is the black paper that sits on top of the sheeting to protect your home from the elements, like rain and snow.

sheeting

Sheeting is the panels to which the underlayment is attached to create a weatherproof seal between your home and elements outside.

soffit

The soffit is the underside of the eaves, and is what bridges the gap between your home’s siding and the roofline.

fascia

The fascia is the band underneath the edge of your roof, and is often the piece that connects the eavestroughs to your home.

Siding

siding

Siding, which can be made from a variety of materials, is applied to the outside of your home to protect it from weather and insulate your home against the elements.

Eavestroughs

gutters

The gutter is a narrow trough or channel that collects rainwater and moves it away from your roof.

downspouts

Downspouts carry the water away from your home’s foundation and deposits it safely on the ground.

leafguard

A Leafguard keeps leaves and other debris out of your gutter to prevent clogs and backups.

ROOFING, SIDING, EAVESTROUGHS

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