Fascia are typically made from UPVC, non-corrosive sheet metal or wood and are mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the building. Fascia are primarily used to supporting the bottom row of roof tiles and also holding up the guttering – hence, they are often put under a lot of strain as they regularly hold a lot of weight, especially in bad weather conditions.
Soffits are attached to the underside of the fascia and can be seen from street level. The soffit can be ventilated to allow airflow into the roof area and prevent damp. Soffits are typically used around the main roof of a building, but can also be used under porches, columns, arches and flights of stairs. They are commonly constructed from aluminium and p.v.c, as well as wood, steel and fibre cement. Without soffits on your roof, your rafter beams and eaves would be exposed, potentially exposing them to the elements.
The primary function of guttering is to divert rainwater away from a building and its foundation by channelling excess water into a drainage system. Gutters also help to reduce building erosion, prevents leaks in crawlspaces and basements and can prevent the build-up of damp and mould in the home. Gutters can also be connected to a receptacle such as a rain butt to collect water for gardening. We offer gutter cleaning services, as well as replacing old or worn gutters or providing a new set, available in a variety of different colours and styles.