How Fascias And Soffits Guard Your Home

Fascias and soffits not only provide extra protection for your home, they add the finishing touch that makes your home look complete. They give a clean-edged finish while protecting the structure from sun, rain and snow.

Fascias are the vertical boards that cap the end of the roof rafters outside the building. They are manufactured from wood, metal such as aluminium, vinyl or PVC and are usually supplied in preformed lengths which can be cut to accommodate corners and fit the length of the roof.

PVC is popular because it is a low maintenance material, requiring little painting or other work to protect it from the elements. PVC is available in a variety of colours and finishes including woodgrain, often to match wall cladding and soffits to give your home a co-ordinated appearance.

Fascias provide a degree of thermal insulation as well, but ventilation is important to ensure that ice does not dam up behind them. This can lead to water seeping into the walls and roof timber, causing damage that may not be visible for a long time, but will be costly to repair.

Fascias with ventilation holes are available for fitting periodically along the length of the roof for this purpose. Soffits, often called eaves, are the finished surface below the fascia, fitted at a 90 degree angle to the wall, effectively hiding the rafters overlapping the wall.

Although they are usually installed in the same colour as the fascias, contrasting colours can create an interesting effect. Like fascias, soffits are available in different materials with a variety of finishes.

When fitting soffits, we have to install a fascia cap that cups the end of the fascia and holds the outer edge of the soffit in place. Local building codes specify the amount of ventilation required when installing fascias and soffits.

These regulations are based on local conditions and are designed to protect your home from future damp problems. Proper ventilation also helps lengthen the life of the fascias and soffits, so it is advisable to follow the building codes.

The same regulations will specify the recommended span of fascias and soffits. This is the recommended length of each preformed section. Again, these specifications are related to safety and durability – using a longer span than recommended is likely to lead to major problems later on.

Fascias and soffits finish off a building, making it look neat and well-finished. They can add a touch of style and hide unsightly roof rafters, while offering protection from the elements.

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