Fascias, Soffits & Bargeboards - Detailed Information
Ridge - The point of the roof
You may decide to work on your upvc fascias only, plastic soffits only, bargeboards only or any combination of these. Kents Direct can supply the right combination of products you'll need.
To Cap or Replace?
If the timber is sound it is perfectly acceptable to use capping boards. Small areas of isolated rot can be cut out completely back to sound timber and the sawn ends treated with timber preservative prior to capping. However, if rot is present it is better to remove the timber and use a replacement fascia board.
Capping Board Types
Our capping boards are 7mm or 10mm are what we call them - capping boards. They should have a timber behind them to fix the gutters through and to support the roof tiles. Our replacement fascia boards are 18mm thick and do not require the timber backing as they will support the gutter screws.
Fascia Board Style & Finish
We stock the widest choice of pvc fascia boards and colours to ensure a match to your property.
Plain boards are available in White or Black, Red*, Green*, Mahogany & Oak woodgrain.
*Ogee boards are available in white only. Red or green boards to order only.
You will need to measure the lengths and depth of each run of fascia and note how they end - e.g. butt to a wall; turn a 90' angle
|Luxury Bargeboard Moulding|
The details for fascia boards, types and measurements also apply to bargeboards
GABLE END BOXES
Where bargeboards end in a gable end box, measure the maximum depth and length of each box.
LUXURY BARGEBOARD MOULDING
On older properties, the bargeboards were ofter carved to give a quality look. We are now able to offer a moulding that fits to our capping or replacement boards to give that traditional look. An accurate measurement of the length of each bargeboard will be required if you plan to use these mouldings
These details apply to fascia and bargeboard soffits
Cover or Replace?
Exisiting soffits that have a grey finish are probably a cement based board and are maintenance free unless you paint them. As soffits are always in shadow, it is not unusual to leave these boards as they are. If you decide to fit a new soffit, it is not necessary to remove the old unless there is any rot. An existing soffit is normally a good surface to fix to.
>SOFFIT STYLE & FINISH
We offer a choice of soffit styles including the three shown below . . .
|Hollow Soffit||Hollow Soffit||Flat Soffit|
|fascia to wall|
VENTILATION TO PREVENT CONDENSATION
Houses are now well insulated and must have ventilation to the roof space to stop condensation. Tell us what ventilation you can see (generally a mesh in the upvc soffit) and we will advise which of our systems would be suitable for your property.
Often in older properties the roofing felt has worn along the top of the fascia board and no longer hangs 50mm into the gutter. Let us know if you have this problem and we will advise how to repair this part of your home.
Any problems with any part of your fascia, boards or soffits call us on 01454 313135!