Fascias and soffits represent essential aspects of any new roof installation in Doncaster, Rotherham and the surrounding areas. When combined with the guttering, these products make up the ‘roofline system’. This, in turn, plays a vital role in channelling rainwater away from the roof and generally keeping moisture away from the internal structure. With a fully operational roofline system, including air ventilation and circulation measures, you keep the chances of developing mould, mildew and rot issues to a minimum.
Despite being part of the same system, achieving the same goal and often being referred to in the same breath, fascias and soffits are very different components. In this blog, we take a closer look at the individual qualities of each.
If you have noticed a decline in the appearance of your fascias and soffits, please call us on 01709 892 393 or 07772 838 021. Any compromise in your roofline will soon result in water ingress. Our team happily visits properties throughout Doncaster, Rotherham and South Yorkshire.
The term ‘soffit’ refers to the underside of any building element, be it an arch, projecting cornice or roof overhang. As a roofing company, we focus on the latter. The soffits we handle, then, come in the form of a horizontal piece of vinyl or aluminium covering the underside of your roof’s overhang.
The fascia connects with the soffit, rising vertically to cover the feet of the rafters. As such, together, fascias and soffits form a seal that encapsulates the exposed, overhanging elements of roofs in Doncaster, Rotherham or any other location.
Typically, we install the soffit in the exterior area beneath the eaves, thereby closing the open space. Likewise, the fascia creates a barrier between the end of the rafters and the outside world. This creates a watertight seal that protects the timber elements of the internal structure from water damage. The unit created by fascias and soffits also keeps wildlife out of the roof space while improving the kerb appeal of your home.
The fascia also plays other roles of great importance. First, we attach the guttering to it, thereby completing the roofline system for optimal drainage. Second, the fascia also helps to support the weight of the first row of tiles.
The majority of fascias and soffits we install in and around Doncaster and Rotherham consist of uPVC. Aluminium also makes for a popular choice, while some even consist of wood. The vinyl option particularly allows for a wide range of colours, ensuring the new installation blends perfectly with your existing design scheme. This also holds the benefit of not having to paint or maintain them to keep them looking their best.