These are two quite fancy terms for two quite simple parts of your roof. The soffit is the underside of your roof that hangs over the edge of the wall. The fascia, meanwhile, is the board that runs along the lower edge of the roof.
Still confused? Stand just outside your house and look straight up the wall. The part of the roof you can see at the top is the soffit. The fascia is the board that sits on top of the soffit, and is usually what your guttering is fastened to.
Soffits are an under-appreciated yet vital part of your roof’s well-being. In many houses, especially older ones, the soffit is made from wood, which needs regular maintenance and repainting to keep it in shape. A poorly maintained soffit is often the first point of entry for pigeons, squirrels and other pests that want to make their home in your warm house. A sagging fascia, meanwhile, can spell messy doom for your roof (not to mention the ground below!), as it functions as the main support for the bottom row of tiles.
Our Soffit & Facia Service
We’re happy to carry out high-quality maintenance and repainting of your soffit and fascias when you need us. However, we don’t believe in just treating the symptoms of a problem without tackling the root cause. We can offer a full replacement of your old wooden soffits and fascias with a modern, maintenance-free UPVC product. We’re available to both supply and fit these products, so it’s easy and convenient.
If you book in a free Roof Doctor Health Check today, we’ll make sure to let you know about any problems you may have with your current setup, and give you our recommendations on what we can do for you. Our UPVC fascias and soffits are available in a wide range of colours and fits, so you can pick out the style that’s perfect for your home – or just ask us what we’d recommend!
This service is available for homeowners in Aldershot, Farnham, Farnborough & Fleet.
Damaged fascias and soffits can cause problems in all kinds of ways, from your guttering to your tiles to even the inside of your house. Don’t hesitate to get a fix when a problem presents itself, or you could end up with something much worse – and even more expensive!