The Anatomy of a Roofline

By Sophie Mace 20 Dec 2022 08:47


What is a Fascia?

Fascia is traditionally softwood boards, affixed to the exposed edges of your rafters, however, this has been replaced with high-grade uPVC as softwood tends to rot. The purpose of a fascia is to protect and seal the eaves of the roof and the interior of your home from exposure to the elements, to support roof tiles at an eaves level, and to provide support for the guttering.

What is a Soffit?

A soffit is a covering that sits between the outer edges of your roof and the adjacent wall of the house, protecting and sealing the rafter feet from the harsh outer environment. If your roof has a soffit, you will be able to see it if you stand underneath the overhang of your roof and look up. Modern soffits are usually made of uPVC. UPVC soffits and fascia’s are hard-wearing and handle exposure to moisture.

What is guttering?

Guttering is used to collect rainwater from the roof and direct the flow of water as it drains. Gutters catch the water and direct it into the downpipes, and towards a drain. Guttering is fixed with the appropriate “fall” to prevent the water from pooling in places that it should not.

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