Fascias and soffits are an important element of the majority of guttering systems. Not only do they offer support for the guttering itself, they enhance the appearance of your building by creating a clean and neat finish to the roofline. Fascias or fascia boards are horizontal planks that sit on the edge of the rafters of your roofing, closing the end of the roof and providing the support that the guttering is fastened to. Soffits run beneath the fascia boards, closing the gap and protecting the underside of the rafter ends. Soffits are normally ventilated to permit the roofing timbers to breathe and also to prevent any moisture buildup. Box ends are utilised where the horizontal fascia meets the diagonal barge board that runs up the edge of the roof profile, presenting a neat finish to an otherwise ugly join.
Fascias and soffits are normally created from either timber or UPVC. Timber fascias and soffits are standard on older properties and continue to be popular. However, wooden fascias and soffits can rot with time and expose the rest of the guttering to problems or leaks. More recently, UPVC fascias and soffits have been increasingly popular as they give you a long lasting option that won’t rot. UPVC fascias and soffits can be purchased in a wide range of colours to match any building, although white is very popular as it has a traditional aesthetic. Fascias are also available in ogee moulded designs, where feature grooves are included. These can have a striking effect.
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