Fascias – UPVC Roofline
Not just a pretty face
Fascias are the vertical boards that run under the eaves of a roof and hide the ends of the roof rafters.
Along with the soffits, fascias play a key role in presenting a finished appearance to the join between the exterior walls and the roof.
However, they perform more functions than just improve the aesthetic appeal of your property.
They keep out pests, such as insects, birds, squirrels, etc., and contribute to waterproofing by supporting the guttering, although in some traditional stone-built dwellings, the fascias are part of the stone structure and guttering is fixed directly to the stone.
PVC is nowadays by far the most popular choice for fascias, as the material is strong, lightweight, requires low maintenance, but has a long life.
It’s also available in a number of colour options, such as white, rosewood, oak, black and now, very popular anthracite.
We use a quality 18mm mammoth fascia board.
Fascias were traditionally made from timber, predominantly pine or other soft white wood. The advantage of this was because the material is relatively cheap and easy to work with.
However, exterior woodwork requires to be regularly painted and maintained or it will crack and rot from atmospheric moisture and rain. This means the initial cost and convenience benefits are lost over time.
Another advantage of wood as a material is that it is straightforward to carve a decorative edge into it, to match original features of an older property and replacement and original woodwork can be matched perfectly by repainting both.
The best care for your fascia is to keep your gutters clean and free from any blockages or vegetation. This prevents the gutters from overflowing, which can rot wooden fascias and soak masonry or brick work, causing serious problems due to moisture ingress.
It is also important to have your roof checked regularly, including the roof edge. Improper tile or shingle overhang can allow water to get behind the fascia and cause damage.
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LC Joinery, Roofing and Building Work are specialists in all aspects of roofing work. We can inspect your roof structure and give you, expert, qualified advice.
We can fully guarantee any and all work that we do, as we only ever use fully insured, time-served, qualified, experienced tradesmen.
LC Joinery, Roofing and Building Work are assessed, approved and highly recommended members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen and the Federation of Master Builders, and we are a Which? Trusted Trader.
We are proud of the good reputation we have built over the years and the thousands of satisfied customers we have served.
We know that honest, genuine service is as important as value for money.
Once the job is completed, our customers have peace of mind because we have a permanent address and landline phone number.
We’ve been here since 2008 and we’re not going anywhere.
Our customers know that we’ll still be here after the job is done, so if you ever need to take us up on our standard 5-year guarantee you’ll know where to find us.
We will discuss the job with you and explain fully how we intend to proceed.
We will give you a written quote for the job, so there are no nasty surprises or misunderstandings.
If it is a major job, we can arrange finance to enable you to spread the cost.
Contact LC Joinery, Roofing and Building Work today for a chat.