The boards that run along the bottom edge of your roof where it comes into contact with the wall of your house are known as ‘roofline’. The roofline is made up of fascia and soffit and guttering elements.
It is easy to overlook the roofline of your house but it can be the first place a leak will spring and should be checked regularly for repairs and cleaning. This area needs to be kept rot and decay-free in order to extend the service life expectancy of your roof.
Ploughcroft is happy to work with any material, including timber and cast aluminium, but we also recommend uPVC for that maintenance-free roofline that will keep you dry for many years. uPVC is a low maintenance roofline option (meaning you pay for less gutter repair services in the long-term) that has risen in popularity during the past two decades, incorporating sustainable kerb appeal to your home.
We have High-Level Access so no matter how high your property is, we will be able to replace or fix your guttering and roofline.
Although ‘guttering’ is a common term associated with the edges of roofs, rooflines also consist of parts known by less common terms such as ‘fascias’ and ‘soffits’.
The boards fitting to the bottom edge of your roof at the front and back of your property are known as fascias.
To serve as a strong base to affix the guttering to. Strength is paramount as the fascias need to be able to support the guttering without distorting or breaking, especially when vast amounts of water are gushing along the gutters in the event of a rainstorm or even an average downpour.
Fascias are also responsible for firmly securing the bottom row of roof tiles and preventing damp or rot by stopping the open ends of a property’s rafters being penetrated by moisture.
The boards that are installed between the wall of a property and the fascias are soffits. You can distinguish them from fascias by the fact that they are less noticeable and not as open to the harsh elements.
To safeguard the bottom of the rafters from rain and prevent animals from building nests and getting into the roof space of a house by securing the gap. Whilst sealing the roof space, it’s vital that the soffits are well ventilated to allow air to get into the roof to stop harmful damp accumulating inside it.
A gutter is a shallow trough fitted under the edge of a roof which collects and disposes of rainwater. If the right guttering is installed correctly, it shouldn’t need to be maintained beyond the occasional clearing of leaves and dirt, keeping gutter repair costs to a minimum.