Getting new fascias, soffits and guttering for your home may not be on the top of your home redesign list, and if you are not in involved in the world of construction or architecture you may not even know what they are.
However, new fascia, soffits and guttering can really update the look of a house and new guttering could prolong the life of your roof and your house.
Fascia refers to the visible band or board that runs under the edge of the roof, forming the outside surface of the cornice. In the world of architecture, they are commonly referred to as the fascia board that caps the rafters and sometimes is used to hold the gutter.
The word itself comes from the Latin fascia which refers to a ribbon, or band or bandage. You pronounce fascia with a long a sound so that it rhymes with geisha. Originally fascia were plain wide boards but now fascia are very decorative and can be constructed from a variety of materials including vinyl, plastic, UPVC, aluminium, different kinds of woods, and metal.
Soffits refer to the underside of architectural or construction element. You can have soffits on the underside of a stairs, or an arch, or a chimney or cornice, or under the ceiling above kitchen cabinets. The kind of soffits we are talking about here refers to the material that is under the overhang of the roof.
Soffits are generally screwed into the rafters. The amount of soffit that is visible depends on the architectural design of the building or home. Some soffits are only a few centimetres or they could be ten times that in length. Soffits can also be ventilated to provide extra cooling in an attic space.
Soffits are now major decorative elements of the exterior of a home or office building and are available in a variety of materials. It is also important to note that soffits are a surface that probably endures more damage from the weather than any other exterior parts of a home or building. Soffits get rained on, soaked from water from gutters that are not working properly, or they can also become areas for bees, hornets or birds and even squirrels to call their home.
Guttering is a term more people are familiar with. The word gutter comes from the Latin term gutter or drip edge. Gutters are responsible for carrying away rain water from the roof. Gutters need to be installed properly or they will not function correctly. Gutters come in different configurations so it is important to meet with an expert to discuss your specific requirements in gutters for your home or your office. Some of the choices in gutters include the type of material, size of the gutter, the coating on the gutter, and the construction. The experts at Roof Control can provide all the information you need to put in new guttering system.
Roof Control offers new fascias, soffits and guttering in UPVC plastics that provide your home with a professional and aesthetically pleasing appearance at reasonable prices. UPVC which stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride is a commonly used building material in new construction because it is strong and safe. The UPVC soffits, fascia and guttering systems from Roof Control come with a 20 year guarantee, so you know that you are getting the best.