What do we mean by Fascias, Soffits and Guttering?

They will all be familiar words to you but what are we actually referring to with these terms when it comes to the roofline on your home? Read the below guide to help understand the various parts that contribute to the roofline products that all homes require.

 

Fascias

The fascias are the long, straight boards that run along the lower edge of the roof. They protect the end of the rafters and support the bottom row of tiles. The fascias also carry all of the guttering.

 

Soffits

This is the part of the roofline product that bridges the gap from the top of the exterior wall of the house to the outer edge of the roof. It protects the underside of the rafters and is tucked away under the fascias. This is the part of the roofline that you can see most of when standing at street level.

 

Guttering

The guttering runs along the length of the roof line and its primary purpose is to collect the rainwater as it runs down the roof and carries it to the downpipe. Guttering must be at a gradient to ensure the rainwater drains efficiently to the downpipe.

 

Downpipes 

The downpipes carry the rainwater from the guttering to a drain or ground level.

They are fixed to the brickwork.

 

Bargeboards

Bargeboards are used on the gable end of a house to protect the gable end rafter. They also produce a decorative finish.

 

Boxends

This is the part where the bargeboards meet the fascias and soffits.

 

Quality Fascias can guide you through all of the above and advise what is required for your home. We will visit you in your home and give you a step by step demonstration of how we replace your soffits, fascias and guttering and will be happy to answer any questions you have.