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Understanding Fascias and Soffits | Roofing Company in Ascot Blog

Based in Farnham, MI Roofing and Waste Disposal Ltd is an experienced professional roofing company that regularly helps domestic, commercial and industrial customers in the Ascot area. Our team of roofers are knowledgeable and skilled in the following aspects of roofing:

  • Roof Replacements and Partial Replacements

  • Insurance Works

  • Cladding Installations

  • Fascias and Soffits

  • Guttering Installations

  • Hips, Ridges and Verges

  • Leadwork and Flashing

  • Dormer Installations

  • Leak Detection

If you require any of these services for your property in the Surrey and Berkshire area, give us a call on 07731 358874.

Fascias and soffits play an important role in your roofing system, although knowledge about them isn’t widespread among the general population. As a reputable roofing contractor, we’d like to shed some light on them to help you better understand this aspect of roofing.

Fascias Installed by Experienced Roofers

Fascias are horizontal boards that line the edge of the building. These boards close the gap between the walls and the roof and hang over the walls. The fascias we typically install as a roofing company are made from wood, uPVC and aluminium, of which wood and uPVC are more popular with our domestic customers in Ascot. Fascia boards are designed to be functional and visually appealing, given that they can be easily seen from the ground. They help prevent water and wildlife from entering the roof and loft space and have guttering attached to them, so they need to be sturdy and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Soffits from a Certified Roofing Contractor

Soffits play a similar role to fascias. However, the key difference between the two is that soffit boards are installed at a 90-degree angle to the wall instead of parallel, filling the gap between the fascia and the wall. Commonly made of wood and uPVC but also available in different types of metal, soffits hide rafter ends and block any gaps between the roof and the wall, making for a smooth finish to the property. They also prevent creatures from entering the roofing system and reduce the risk of water damage while offering improved ventilation.

Fascia and Soffit Repair from Roofing Specialists

Together, fascias and soffits help each other to keep the roof of your Ascot property in the best possible condition. If damaged, you could leave your roof susceptible to bigger problems and costlier repairs than the boards themselves. If you notice any of the following signs, you should get in touch with your local roofing company:

  • Cracks or Splits in the Panels (Especially Wood)

  • Any Holes

  • Gaps in the Joints Between the Fascia and Soffit Boards

  • Rotting

  • Any Pest Infestations

  • Leaky Guttering

  • Peeling or Chipped Paint

If you notice any of these issues, the roofing specialists at MI Roofing and Waste Disposal Ltd can sort them out for you. We’ll perform an assessment and confirm the current state of your fascias and soffits before suggesting what action to take next.

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Contact MI Roofing and Waste Disposal Ltd today on 07731 358874. We’re a roofing company in the Farnham and Ascot, capable of all aspects of roof repairs and installations.