Fascias & Soffits

Fascias


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.

Vented Soffit Systems


Vented soffit systems allow for ventilation from the soffit through to the attic ventilation system in a roof. By maintaining proper airflow through the attic system, condensation is kept at minimum, reducing buildup of ice along the eaves. 

UPVC Roofline


In recent years it has become common practice to install uPVC roofline as this needs far less maintenance than timber products and therefore is generally preferred to the timber option.

UPVC roofline comes in many different styles, with different shaped moulded fascia, coming in different colours and effects.

For instance if you live in an old property and want to retain the authentic look, you can have great looking wood grain effect products installed.

Soffits

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.


 

Problems that may happen

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.

Benefits of this roofline

Durable


Compatible with other building materials


Weather resistant 


Fire resisting


Rot proof


Thermally efficient 


Maintenance free

Contacts

Telephone:

Office:

0161 660 3834

Direct Line:

0788 173 0485

Our email:

sales@manchestersroofing.co.uk

 

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