GAC Roofline Ltd

Fascias & Soffits

Repairs & Upgrades

 

GAC Roofline Ltd - fascias, soffits, repairs and upgrades

Before-After

Before - old wooden fascias and soffits, rotting wood needs replacing

After - New fascia and soffits installed, new ventilated soffits.

Eaves Protection System

The Problem

Water coming down the felt is not running into the gutter, but either runs down your fascia or runs behind the fascia board rotting the timber from behind.

The Procedure

Step 1:  We strip back your bottom row of tiles to access the damage (the roofing felt will have decayed at the roof timbers). If this is not treated then water can penetrate into the timbers and, over a period of time the timber will rot.

Step 2: We trim back your roof felt as necessary. We then install the rigid plastic eaves trim under the felt.

Step 3: We then install bird excluders that prevent birds, vermin, etc. gaining access to your roof.  We then refit the tiles and dress the plastic eaves trim into the new gutters, so that the water from the roof can only go into the gutters and not into the timbers.

Install new Fascias, soffits and gutters, if required.

uPVC

Adding a fresh roofline can be like a facelift to the outside of the house, instantly providing a clean and modern look whether it’s a first installation or a replacement of an old system. Classic white PVC still rules the market but new options coming onto the market offer profiles designed to look like mahogany, oak, rosewood and plain black.

Guaranteed against fading, these high quality products can give your home a whole new exterior look and they also help keep your roof in great shape blocking rain and damp. Durable, weatherproof and a choice of colours and styles. They are also maintenance free so no more having to paint and maintain like the older wooden systems.  Prevents birds etc. from entering the roof space, no more mortar cracking and crumbling.

Fascias

Fascias

Fascias are traditionally a softwood board which is mounted to the exposed edges of your rafters, however in recent years this has been replaced with high grade uPVC as softwood has a tendency to rot.

The purpose of a fascia is to protect and seal the roof and the interior of your home from exposure to the elements, to support roof tiles at an eaves level and to provide support for the guttering.

Fascias also serve a cosmetic purpose, and are much nicer to look at than exposed rafters.

Modern options come in a range of styles and colours, bargeboards can be highly decorative and even flat fascias have options with designs carved and grooved into them

Soffits

Soffits

The essential support to the roofline which links the fascias and bargeboards to the wall, soffits can be vented to allow airflow and ventilation in the loft space.

A soffit is a covering which sits between the outer edges of your roof and the adjacent wall of the house, protecting and sealing the rafter feet. If your roof has a soffit (not all do), you will be able to see it if you stand underneath the overhang of your roof and look up.
Modern soffits are usually made of uPVC. UPVC soffits and fascias are hardwearing and cope well with exposure to moisture. Wooden soffits are a popular rustic or period feature, but they are more likely to rot and decay quickly, threatening the integrity of the rest of the roof structure.

Colours

GAC Roofline Ltd provide traditional wooden and modern uPVC fascias in an array of colours and styles.

Textured uPVC materials that imitate wooden systems without compromising the benefits of contemporary solutions are also available.

 

Roofline Information

Common opinion now suggests that installing uPVC Fascias and Soffits is much more manageable in the long run as it eliminates the problems and maintenance associated with wooden fascias and soffits.

uPVC fascias and soffits come in many colours and it is ultimately up to the owner to decide which colour to opt for. Usually, people with traditional style housing will opt for brown/oak coloured fascias to keep within the theme of the house.

Over fascia vents are the most commonly used system that also complies with the latest building regulations and they are hidden from view. Another option is Continuous ventilation at the eaves level.

This method is achieved by ventilation applied to soffit area. Examples of this are 'strip ventilation' and circular or square ventilation grills. Other methods include pre vented soffit boards offered by many of the manufacturers. However one disadvantage of ventilating the roof space in the soffit area is that after time this highly visible area becomes a dust trap and attracts insects, this can spoil the cosmetic appearance of the roofline especially in single story buildings.