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Eaves and Overhangs

Eaves and overhangs may not seem like anything more than decorative features in your homes exterior but the reality is they do provide an important function. Eaves protect the siding on your house from being pelted with weather. They also keep the suns rays from beating down on the front and back of your home.

They are also quite decorative until they are in disrepair than they can make your home look old and worn out. They can be prone to rot and other issues so it is always a good idea to have them tuned up yearly.

Important Functions

Eaves allow the rain to run off your roof and away from the home, typically gutter work is attached to the eaves to make the eave more efficient at keeping water away from the roof. The eaves of the roof at the edges where the roof meets the exterior wall.

The longer the eaves the more protection your home has from the elements. They do tend to fall into disrepair quicker than the roof itself because of the overhang and where it joins the exterior wall. Eaves repair will help you to extend the life of your overall roof.

Eaves Repair

The eaves are typically the first thing to go on a roof. They rot from the rain and snow, they are usually not covered and are likely to be made from wood. Wood can only tolerate so much exposure even if it is treated wood.

Once the wood starts to rot you will have to have the necessary repairs done quickly or it will spread and cause extensive damage to your roof. Depending on the extent of the damage it can be as simple as cutting away the damages and replacing that one section or as complex as replacing the majority of the eave.

The experts at Chouinard Bros can give you an honest estimate for the repairs and how much work it will take to correct the problem. A lot of roofing companies do not like to make repairs their answer is to replace the whole section of the roof.

Chouinard Bros has been in business long enough to understand that it is not always necessary to replace the entire section of roof, that you can repair the eaves and extend the life of your roof. Chouinard Bros can help you get the necessary repairs and save some money.

Please note: Chouinard Bros. does not recommend any homeowner complete repairs to their roof of their own. Our technicians are skilled at performing this work and have received years of training to understand how to complete repairs safely.

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