Fascias & Soffits

Not a lot of people know much about fascia’s and soffits. Even though it is vital knowledge to know when you are a home or property owner. In this article we are going to go over the basics of fascia’s, soffits and other important things you need to know in relation to them.

We will discuss:

  • Fascia’s
  • Soffit’s
  • Bargeboards

These are the three main definitions we believe are useful for you to know and wont overload you with too much information at once and confuse you. We have tried to explain as simply as possible.


The fascia board is mounted at the point where the roof touches the outer walls of the home or building. It is commonly referred to as roofline. Although, more people call it the name of the main board that carries the gutter- the fascia. As mentioned previously, not many people are familiar with these terms. The descriptions PVCu, PVCue and Upvc are commonly used to define PVC soffits, fascias and bargeboards.

The fascia board is a straight, long board that goes along the lower edge of the roof. It is fixed to the lower ends of the roof trusses. It usually does all the work of supporting the lower edge of the bottom tiles. The board also holds the guttering. This is a difficult job, especially when in hard rain.


The soffit is underneath the fascia. It is the board seen the most from street level. The soffit could be ventilated to allow the flow of air into the roof area. Ventilation could alternatively be provided over the fascia board. Most people prefer that these days. With no adequate ventilation condensation will form inside the roof increasing the risk of timber decay.


This is used on the gable end of a house. The condition of the bargeboard is very important. It can make of break the look of your home and over the years it has evolved to be more aesthetically pleasing.
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