Fascias and Soffits & Gutters
Whats a fascia?
Running horizontally across the roofline, fascias are long boards of plastic or wood that are fixed onto the exterior or exposed roof rafters, or at the top of the outer walls.
These fascia boards cover the edges of various fittings, and waterproof the gap. It sort of wraps up the edges so it can protect the inside materials, and on the outside serves as an aesthetic function.
They come in various colours and patterns to be found easily in the market.
Whats a soffit?
Soffit serves both an aesthetic and functional purpose for a building’s roofing system. It’s the skin that covers your eaves — without it, you would see your rafter beams fully exposed.
Cover it up with soffit, in the style and color that you like, and you add some instant and easy character to your building. Functionally speaking, soffit protects your rafters from the weather elements.
If your rafters are exposed in any areas, you’ll likely have mold buildup and rotting beams to replace — which definitely won’t make for a fun (or cheap) Spring.
Modern soffits are usually made of uPVC. UPVC soffits and fascias are hard wearing and cope well with exposure to moisture.
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.
ADVANTAGES OF UPVC
The advantages of using UPVC for fascias and soffits are:
It is extremely durable
Requires little maintenance
Comes in a variety of colours, shapes and designs
Keeps birds and small animals from entering the roof space
Does not require regular painting, as does the wooden type
Does not rot unlike wood on the older systems
BENEFITS OF ALUMINIUM SOFFITS
A malleable material, good for fitting into varied spaces.
Highly durable. Will not rot, chip or crack.
Non-combustible, in case of fire.
Easy to keep clean, does not attract dirt.
Water-resistant. Ideal for wet regions.
Bargeboards are firmly fixed to the edge of a roof’s gables and make a significant impact on the look of a home.
Their primary purpose is to serve visual aesthetics on a roof, which is again an important function.
Bargeboards are commonly made of wood and follow the roof’s pitch to cover up and protect any exposed fitting materials.
These are available in numerous design patterns and also in plain colours to match the look of your home.
What is guttering used for?
Guttering is used to collect rainwater from the roof and direct the flow of water as it drains.
Gutters catch the water and direct it into the downpipes, and towards a drain.
Guttering is fixed with the appropriate “fall” to prevent the water from pooling in places that it should not, which could eventually lead to your gutters overflowing, which is then likely to cause other problems.
Effective guttering is essential to the protection of your home or business.
Replacing your Gutters
Replacing your guttering that is old or worn helps to protect your roof and walls, preventing damp and water damage.
Clean new gutters and ornate fascias can increase the value of your home.
Our aluminium guttering is fast becoming the number one style of guttering amongst residential and commercial customers throughout the UK.
Choosing aluminium guttering for your home or business is one of the best ways to ensure your roof and the exterior of your property remains damage-free.
ALUMINIUM GUTTERS - INSTALLATION
Our expert installation team will come equipped to your premises with the latest seamless aluminium guttering cutting equipment. We are able to keep wastage and costs to an absolute minimum, as our guttering is made to measure. The aluminium guttering is formed in continuous lengths with no joints; which ensures no chance of leakage.
TYPES OF GUTTERS
Our most popular choice, a great all rounder, suitable for most properties.
Better suited to older, and more traditional properties.
Best suited to ‘new build’ and modern properties.
Ideal for large roof areas or areas with higher than normal rainfall.
Gutters can easily develop leaks if they are not cleaned frequently.
Balls, leaves and other debris can clog up gutters, and during the colder months those pools of water freeze and expand, damaging the gutter.