Fascia is the term given to the horizontal board that is fixed along the rafter ends at the eaves, closing the gap between each rafter. PVC has in recent years become the material of choice for most contractors and developers due to its maintenance-free appeal.
The fascia board is the piece of material on which gutters are fixed to. In certain circumstances the fascia board will also support the bottom row of tiles or slates.
The Soffit board is the piece of PVC that fits to the underside of the rafters, closing the gap between the back of the rafter foot and the top of the face brickwork. Soffits can be plain or vented, and because they are not a structural timber they can be solid or hollow depending upon your choice and budget.
Plastic fascias and soffits have many advantages over their wooden counterparts. One of the major functions of a fascia and soffit board is to protect the vulnerable parts of your roofing. Previously, the only material that was available for this job was timber. Now, with the advancements in technology and manufacturing processes, we are able to produce fascias and soffits that are 100% waterproof and far more durable.
Another advantage of using plastic fascias and soffit boards is the almost infinite variation of style and colour that can be achieved. You can get boards that will perfectly complement the rest of your home.