Heron Windows Ltd

Quality Windows, Doors and Conservatoriesin East Grinstead, West Sussex

Soffits & Fascias

Although they often go unnoticed soffits and fascias play an important role in protecting the roof space and rafters of your home making them an essential component of your property.  These roofline components are constantly exposed to the elements and old, rotten or discoloured timbers can not only spoil the look of your home but can also cause expensive damage to your roof rafters.

PVCu soffits, fascias and other roof trims require very little maintenance other than the occasional wipe down with a clean, damp cloth and will not rot, crack or warp and will never need painting allowing them to look good for longer.

Soffit

soffit

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.

Fascia

fascia

The fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. The fascia is fixed directly to the roof trusses and usually does all the work of supporting the bottom row of tiles and carrying all the guttering. In a heavy downpour the roof of a 3-bed semi could be washing several gallons of water per second into its gutters.

Bargeboard

bargeboard

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, and over the years it has evolved into some very attractive shapes.

Box End

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The Box End accommodates many different angles, planes and heights of the fascia, soffit and bargeboard at each corner of the house where there is a gable end.