FASCIAS

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SOFFITS

Fascias & Soffits

Fascias-Soffits

Fascias are traditionally a softwood board which is mounted to the exposed edges of your rafters, however in recent years this has been replaced with high grade uPVC as softwood has a tendency to rot.

The purpose of a fascia is to protect and seal the roof and the interior of your home from exposure to the elements, to support roof tiles at an eaves level and to provide support for the guttering.

Fascias also serve a cosmetic purpose, and are much nicer to look at than exposed rafters.

Modern options come in a range of styles and colours, bargeboards can be highly decorative and even flat fascias have options with designs carved and grooved into them

The essential support to the roofline which links the fascias and bargeboards to the wall, soffits can be vented to allow airflow and ventilation in the loft space.

A soffit is a covering which sits between the outer edges of your roof and the adjacent wall of the house, protecting and sealing the rafter feet. If your roof has a soffit (not all do), you will be able to see it if you stand underneath the overhang of your roof and look up.

Modern soffits are usually made of uPVC. UPVC soffits and fascias are hardwearing and cope well with exposure to moisture. Wooden soffits are a popular rustic or period feature, but they are more likely to rot and decay quickly, threatening the integrity of the rest of the roof structure.

Adding a fresh roofline can be like a facelift to the outside of the house, instantly providing a clean and modern look whether it’s a first installation or a replacement of an old system. Classic white PVC still rules the market but new options coming onto the market offer profiles designed to look like mahogany, oak, rosewood and plain black.

Guaranteed against fading for 10 years these high quality products can give your home a whole new exterior look and they also help keep your roof in great shape blocking rain and damp.

Over fascia vents is the most commonly used system that also complies with the latest building regulations and his hidden from view. Another option is Continuous ventilation at eaves level.

This method is achieved by ventilation applied to soffit area. Examples of this are 'strip ventilation' and circular or square ventilation grills. Other methods include pre vented soffit boards offered by many of the manufacturers. However one disadvantage of ventilating the roof space in the soffit area is that after time this highly visible area becomes a dust trap and attracts insects, this can spoil the cosmetic appearance of the roofline especially in single story buildings.

Problems that may occur

Flaking and peeling paint – sanding and re-painting the affected area promptly can prevent further damage. This is a job which will have to be repeated year on year, as painted timber fascias and soffits will continuously flake and peel due to the extreme weather conditions they are subject to.

Rot and damp – Sections of rot and damp on your roofline are likely to spread quickly and can cause significant damage. If you notice that your roofline is starting to become rotten you should seek to have it replaced.

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