What Are Fascias and Soffits?
Many people are confused by fascias and soffits and other components that form guttering and drainage systems so here are some useful definitions:
A fascia is a flat covering, is vertical (usually parallel to the wall below) and is the part that guttering clips usually attach to.
A soffit is a similar covering, adjacent and connecting to a fascia, but faces the ground. Sometimes soffits feature slim vents or circular vents.
Sometimes a property requires a third section of covering that attaches at a 90 degree angle to the fascia and soffit to complete a corner. This is to seal gaps between the wall and roof and this is usually called a “box end”.
Sometimes “bargeboards” are used on sloping roofs and serve a similar purpose to fascias. Bargeboards often connect to box ends, depending on the shape of a building.
What Are Fascias And Soffits For?
Fascias and soffits have the following purposes:
- To allow the roof to neatly project out from the face of a building.
- To enclose and protect the roof from the elements.
- To provide aesthetic qualities to a building.
- To support guttering and drainage.
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