Every pitched roof will have an eave and this essential part of a roof requires protection. It is necessary for venting your roof space but it also requires protection or it can become a 'weak spot' in your roof covering. At Roofstores we have a reliable range of pitched roof accessories to make sure that we've always got you covered.
Benefits of eave strips:
Protects the building structure from debris
Protects the structure from water
Strengthens protection against the elements
Can help to save energy
What are eaves? Eaves on a building structure are the edges of the roof which hang over the wall and stick out slightly further than the side of a building. Eaves prevent water from running down the side of a building by effectively throwing the water clear of it.
What is an eaves strip? An eaves strip is membrane used to protect where the gutter and the surrounding materials meet. You can also get eave vents, panels, trays and protection felt, all of which help to keep that potential weak spot more protected.
What is the purpose of eave protection? Eaves prevent snow, rain and other debris from causing damage to a building's facade. They do this by directing the flow of water and other fragments out and away from the building. They also provide protection from harsh sunlight through windows. Eave protection prevents any water from seeping between roof tiles and shingles, into cracks and crevices between the edge of the roofing structure and the eave itself.
How do eaves save energy? Eaves overhang and therefore shield the structure from direct sunlight. This helps to decrease your heating and cooling requirements in the summer and winter. Although this is most likely minimal and will work better as part of an all round efficient and effective energy system.
What is the difference between soffit and eaves? Eaves are the part of the roof that overhangs, whereas the underside of the eave is the soffit.
Eave products Roofstores have a selection of eave related products and accessories, including underlay support trays, eave protection felt, eave ventilation packs and fascia vents. If you have any questions about how to sue these products or which ones you need for your project, don’t hesitate to give our friendly team of experts a call.