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Everything You Need To Know About Fascias
Your fascias are something you never think about, until it’s time to replace them. Then, you find yourself in a hardware store wondering what you should know before you part with your cash.
If you’ve never bought them before, here’s everything you need to know about fascia boards.
What a fascia does
The fascia board creates a barrier between the house and the roof, stopping the elements from getting inside. It also provides the space for your drainage to be fitted.
As such, it’s actually a very important part of your home.
There’s a few other boards on your roof that you shouldn’t confuse with the fascia board. The soffit is the board that runs under the fascia, allowing for ventilation to the roof and giving further protection.
It’s also not the bargeboard, which runs along the front of your home and is usually ornamental, hiding exposed roof timbers.
The different colours and styles available
There’s plenty of different styles you can buy, to fit in with the rest of your home. Alternatively, you could buy all of your fascias in a new style and replace the ones you already have.
This would give the building a new lease of life and a fresh new look.
If you want a simpler look, a white fascia board is the way to go. It will match most people’s windows and other house fittings, and won’t date or age your home.
There’s also wood grain fascia boards available. These are a good idea if you have wood grain doors and windows, and want the rest of the fittings to match. It can really tie the front of your home together.
Finally, there’s coloured fascias available. There’s plenty of colours to choose from, and they can be used to add accents to your roofline that match your front door, or other fittings.
The materials used
Most modern fascias are now made from uPVC. These are plastics that are tough, and can withstand a lot of what the weather can throw at it. Seeing as their job is to keep water and other debris out of your home, it’s often the best tool for the job.
These boards can often be bought in ‘expanded’ or ‘foamed’ uPVC. This means that the plastic is thicker or more rigid than other fascia boards; when rainwater can wash several gallons per second over your roof, that’s something that you may want to investigate for your home.
Kent Plastics fascia boards
If you’re in the market for new fascia boards, here at Kent Plastics we have a wide array for you to choose from.
You’ll see that all of our fascias are made from quality uPVC, meaning that they’ll last for years to come. If you have any questions, all you need to do is ask.