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Choosing a new or replacement uPVC Fascia Board can often be a mind boggling task, with so many styles, sizes and colours available it’s difficult to know that you’re making the right decision both in terms of installation and aesthetics. Here is our helpful guide to help you on choosing the right fascia board for you.
The first decision you need to make is the style (or profile) of the fascia board that you require. The options are as displayed below, Square Fascia, Bullnose Fascia, Ogee Fascia, Flat Fascia or Reveal Liners (also known as a Cap-Over Fascia).
If you require a full fascia replacement where you are completely removing the existing timbers you will require at least a 16mm board thickness to meet BBA approval, this will ensure your fascia board is thick enough to securely nail directly to the rafters and are strong enough to hold lengths of guttering. 9mm square fascia boards are only suitable for capping over existing timber fascia boards (ensure there is no rotting timber should you choose to the cap-over method).
FasciaExpert.co.uk offers uPVC fascia boards in a range of colours including white, black, light oak, rosewood, mahogany, grey, irish oak and cream ensuring we can offer a colour that matches any existing uPVC doors and windows.
Finally, you’ll need to choose the size of the uPVC Fascia and Soffit Boards. Commonly the smallest fascia board available is 150mm high and go up in small increments to the largest fascia board which is often 405mm high. Ensure you measure the height of the existing fascia board before you order, it’s often better to order the fascia and soffit board too big than small as they can easily be trimmed to size using a fine toothed saw. 405mm fascia boards can be used to construct roofline box ends.
There are three types of uPVC soffit boards to choose from Solid Soffit, Pre-Ventilated Soffit and Hollow Soffit.
The most common uPVC Soffit board is the Solid Soffit, an easy to install roofline solution that can sit on the lip of the fascia return leg - when using Solid Soffit Boards it is important that it is installed over fascia ventilation or soffit disc vents.
Pre-Vented Soffit is a solid soffit board that features small pre-drilled ventilation holes to allow air flow keeping the roofline system in excellent condition.
uPVC Hollow Soffit boards are also easy to install and a slightly cheaper alternative to solid uPVC Soffit Boards which is why it is regularly used for wide soffit applications.
Bargeboards are used on the gable end of a house. When doing a roofline replacement, the Bargeboard is replaced using the same fascia board as you're using for the horizontal roofline.
Choosing Dry Verge can be a complicated task, first it’s important to understand the purpose of it. Manufactured by Klober, our Universal Dry Verge is designed to provide a mortar-free and secure method of fixing concrete interlocking verge tiles. The neat interlocking design provides a consistent appearance requiring no maintenance.
Our Klober Universal Dry Verge is available in three colours, Grey, Terracotta and Brown to suit the style of your property. We also stock large quantities of Continuous Dry Verge Type D, Type M, Type S along with Continuous Dry Verge Connectors and Ridge End Caps.
Building regulations highlight the need to insulate and ventilate roof space to avoid condensation build up damaging any timbers inside your roof. The most common ways to ventilate a roof space is to use Over Fascia Ventilation or Soffit Disc Vents, both of which are available from FasciaExpert.co.uk.