Fascias and Soffits

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Fascias and Soffits Manchester

What Are Fascias And Soffits?

Owning a home is a lot of work and you need to be prepared for this when you buy. Renters have it easy, really – if something goes wrong, all it requires is a quick phone call to the landlord or lettings agency and your problems are basically solved. For those who have taken their first step on the property ladder, however, if something needs fixing or there’s an issue, there’s no one to call – apart from professional housebuilders and suppliers, that is.

Roof problems are all too common for homeowners these days, so it would perhaps be advisable to familiarise yourself with the different parts of your roof so you can better identify any issues as they arise. Here, we’ll take you through the intricacies of fascias and soffits so you know what you’re looking at when surveying your roof.

Fascias

The fascia board is a long, straight board that is fixed to the roof trusses and runs along the lower edge of the roof. It’s mounted where the roof meets the outer walls of your property and you may well hear it referred to as the roofline. The fascia typically supports the bottom row of roof tiles and supports the guttering. As you can imagine, the fascia has to work quite hard, especially in bad weather when so much water makes its way through the gutters.

Soffits

These are hidden beneath the fascia board and is usually what you’d see if you were standing on the street. It can be ventilated to help boost the flow of air into the roof, or this ventilation could be channelled over the top of the fascia. Ventilation in the roof is vital as without this condensation can form and any timber in there will decay. It can prove costly to fix any issues with your fascias and soffits so keep an eye on your roof. The longer you leave it, the bigger the problem could become – and thus, the more expensive repairs are likely to be. If you are worried and want to find out more about this part of the house, get in touch with Manchester fascias and soffits supplier Malbern Windows to see how we can help you get your property back in excellent working order once again.