When it comes to having work done on your home, and particularly your roof, two common terms you may hear are fascias and soffits. So what do you need to know about fascias and soffits and how do they benefit and protect your home?
Firstly, what are fascias? The term fascia refers to the board that typically sits under the roof edge or lining. Your fascia will run behind the guttering, helping to protect the rafters and interior components of your roof from the elements.
So do you need them? Absolutely. Without your fascias in place, you increase the risk of damage to the interior elements of your roof. These boards will be vertical under your roof and will stop wayward rain getting into your roof.
Your soffits will be connected to the bottom of your fascias and run horizontally across to the wall of the house. These are in place to work alongside your fascias to prevent the elements and moisture from entering your roof space and causing damage.
Do I Need Both?
The simple answer here is yes. Unless you want to spend unnecessary amounts of money having your roof repaired or replaced in the near future. While many people may consider that fascias are enough to protect your home, the addition of soffits helps to increase the level of protection, along with stopping wildlife making your roof space home.
Are They Available In Different Styles/Colours?
Many homes in the UK currently have simple white soffits and fascias. However, they are now available in a variety of colours and styles that will allow you to style your home as you wish. With many people opting for colours that match their windows and front door.
Will My Gutters Be Replaced At The Same Time?
If your guttering is starting to look shabby, or is over 10 years old, we recommend that you have your guttering replaced at the same time as your fascias and soffits. This is due to already having scaffolding up around your home. It helps to save both time and money in the long run.
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