SOFFITS and FASCIAS

Repairs & New Roofs in Leicestershire

Fascias

The fascia board is the vertical board mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the house and is sometimes called the roofline. However most people refer to it by the name of the main board that carries the gutter – the fascia.

The fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. The fascia is fixed directly to the lower ends of the roof trusses and usually does all the work of supporting the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles.

The fascia board carries all the guttering. When it is raining hard or a sudden downpour the roof of a 3-bedroom semi could be washing several litres of water per second into its gutters.

Soffits

The soffit board is tucked away under the fascia board. It is usually the board that you see most of from street level. The soffit can be ventilated to allow the flow of air into the roof area. Alternatively, ventilation can be provided over the top of the fascia board. Many people prefer the latter solution these days. Without adequate ventilation, condensation will form in the roof void increasing the risk of timber decay.

Soffits and Fascias
Soffit and fascia in white

uPVC Roofline

Soffits and Fascias are typically made from uPVC and are maintenance free, previously they would have been wood or even metal but they require periodic painting. We can supply uPVC in a range of colours – black, white, grey, brown and more.

Listed Properties

It may be that your listed building requires wood or metal soffits and fascias, we can repair or install new ones as required. This will be specified in your planning application.