How to Choose Fascias and Soffits for Your Home

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What Are Fascias?

A fascia is a long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. It is fixed in place, provides support, and carries all of the necessary guttering on a home or other building.

What Are Soffits?

A soffit board is tucked under the fascia board and is usually the board you can see from street level. It is often there to add style, to support for the fascia board, and sometimes to provide ventilation for the roof as well.

How to Choose

  • Materials: Typically, fascia boards are made from aluminium or vinyl, while soffit boards may be made from a wide range of materials, including aluminium, vinyl, and wood. Each material may suit a different style of home and typical weather in the area.
  • Colour: While white is a common colour for both fascias and soffits, there is a wide range of colours you can choose from to complement your home. For example, if your siding is one colour, you may want to coordinate the colours of your fascias and soffits with that. Also, the colour you end up choosing may depend on the material you choose.
  • Style: Since both fascias and soffits are considered trims, they are also decorative in addition to supporting your roof and gutter system. There is a wide range of styles to choose from when it comes to fascias and soffits in Woking, so you can make sure the style best suits you and your home.

Ventilation: Fascias are not usually ventilated, often intentionally so as to best protect your home. However, soffits may or may not be, depending on the home and your preference. In most cases, soffits should be ventilated to offer airflow to the attic and roof of your home.

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