This past week brought the heaviest stretch of rain that Toronto has seen since torrential downpours flooded the Don Valley Parkway in 2013. Woodbine Beach was flooded up to the volleyball courts, the Toronto Island was nearly evacuated and over two hundred basements were flooded. City staff laid down over 4,000 sandbags against the shoreline to mitigate the disastrous effects of Lake Ontario rising nearly 25 centimeters in less than a week. In an instance like this, when it’s raining cats and dogs non-stop and it seems as though the deluge will never end, it can be comforting to know that your home is protected by a sturdy roof.
If you’re a new homeowner, or even if you’re not, you may not know all the technical terms for the components that make up your roof. And more importantly, if you don’t know what bits and pieces are there, you also won’t know what to look for when something goes wrong. For this reason, we have decided our next Professional Roofers blog series will describe the parts that make up your roof and the common problems associated with each. For our first post, we are going to kick things off with a couple of terms that seem to be known the least amongst homeowners we meet: ‘soffit and fascia’.