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The fascia board is the one mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the house. This is often called the ROOFLINE. However, most people refer to it by the name of the main board that carries the gutter – the fascia or fascias.
Unfortunately, not many people are familiar with these terms, so we thought you might appreciate a few words of explanation.
The descriptions uPVC, PVCu, and PVCue are often used to describe PVC fascias, soffits and bargeboards. You probably know what PVC means. The “u” stands for “unplasticised”, meaning that it isn’t a pliable PVC like some kids toys etc. The “e” stands for “expanded”, Expanded or foamed PVC produces a light, strong board that is thicker than an equivalent rigid PVC board.
The fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. The fascia is fixed directly to the lower ends of the roof trusses and usually does all the work of supporting the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles. The fascia board also carries all the guttering.
This is no mean feat, especially when it is raining hard. In a downpour, the roof of a 3-bed semi could be washing several gallons of water per second into its gutters.
The soffit board is tucked away under the fascia board. It is usually the board that you see most of from street level. The soffit can be ventilated to allow the flow of air into the roof area. Alternatively, ventilation can be provided over the top of the fascia board. Many people prefer the latter solution these days. Without adequate ventilation, condensation will form in the roof void increasing the risk of timber decay.
A gutter can be defined as a narrow trough or channel that runs around the perimeter of the roof. The purpose of the gutter is to collect and funnel away any water that lands on the roof. Gutters are important as they take water away from the building’s foundations, protect your exterior surfaces, and stop water from entering the home. Of course, gutters can also lead to your rainwater tank, funnelling water into the tank for later use in the home or garden.
This is the board that is used on the gable end of a house. The condition of the bargeboard can often make or break the look of a house.
The Box End is a work of art, accommodating as it does the many different angles, planes and heights of the fascia, soffit and bargeboard at each corner of the house where there is a gable end.
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