Posted on 27 September 2021

Fascias and soffits is a term that refers to elements of a building’s roofing system. Despite their high importance, they’re one of the most poorly understood features of a property. Read on to find out what are fascias and soffits and why they’re so vital for your home. We’ve put together a detailed guide to help you discover more about these key parts of your property’s roof.  

What are fascias: an overview 

fascias and soffits in Grimsby

Fascias are the boards that attach to the rafter ends to complete the look of a building. They run along the length of the roof and sit neatly below the tiles. They can be made from a wide range of different materials, including wood, wood composite, and uPVC. Wood is the most affordable option for fascias. However, a high level of maintenance tends to be necessary, including regular painting to keep them looking their best. A common choice is uPVC since it lasts longer and requires less upkeep over time.  

Many people think that fascias only serve a decorative purpose, being added to a building purely for aesthetic reasons. However, they’re actually an integral part of a property, playing a key role in protecting your roof and home. Fascias serve to support a building’s roof tiles and guttering, as well as sealing the roof from the elements. 

Lengthy periods of rain and high winds are common in the UK, and this can lead to damage occurring to your home. When fascias are installed to a high standard by experienced roofers, you can relax in the knowledge the edges of your roof are watertight, preventing water damage over time. Fascias can also help to protect the soffits which hang below the roof under the eaves. 

What are soffits: an overview

Soffits are boards that sit underneath the fascias towards the wall of the building. They’re most common in the main roofing system. However, they can also go under porches and even under stairs in some cases. Various materials can be used to make soffits, including wood, steel, and, more recently, uPVC. uPVC is by far the best choice, with soffits made from this material far more robust and resilient. Resistant to rotting and warping, uPVC soffits will stay in shape for many years to come. 

Soffits serve a dual purpose on a property’s roofing system. Not only does it improve the look of the roof but it also protects the rafters from the effects of the elements. If a soffit wasn’t there to shield the rafters, they’d end up rotting over time, potentially letting mould into the house. These are both serious problems that can cost a great deal to fix. Once mould finds its way into a property, it’s very difficult to get rid of it without the help of a specialist company. 

Soffits can be vented or non-vented. When vented, they’re important for the airflow of a property. They allow air to circulate around the building whilst limiting the moisture that can get through. This helps to prevent damp problems. Since vented soffit boards allow airflow into your roof space, colder air can travel from the outside in, ensuring your home is cooler in the summer and warmer during the winter months. This can make your home more comfortable whilst also helping to reduce your energy bills. 

The importance of maintaining fascias and soffits 

What are fascias and soffits?

Now you know what are fascias and soffits, you may want to know how to look after them. Since they play such a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage, it’s important to ensure that they stay in good condition. Check regularly for early signs of damage. Firstly, you should make sure there’s no peeling or flaking paint. If there is, this is a sign that the wood underneath has become swollen due to dampness. You’ll need to check for signs of rot. Noticeable rot can indicate a serious problem and the damaged area will need replacing before more severe structural damage occurs. Another sign that your fascias and soffits aren’t working as they should is leaky gutters. Whilst they’re often blamed on blockages, the issue may actually be worn out fascias.  

Don’t ignore damage to your property’s fascias and soffits. Disregarding even a small problem can quickly lead to more serious harm occurring that won’t just put your home at risk of water damage but can be expensive to rectify. We recommend checking these parts of your roofing system regularly for damage. If you don’t feel confident doing this yourself, call a reputable roofing company. 

At Raven Roofing and Repairs, we can maintain and repair your fascias and soffits in Grimsby and Louth. Our team of roofers are highly experienced and can be relied upon to carry out work to the very highest standards. Whether you want us to fix or replace your fascias or soffits or it’s time for a brand new roof, we can assist. We’re Freefoam installers, ensuring that all our products come with a full guarantee. We’ve been carrying out roofing work in the region for many years and have built up a fantastic reputation for our services. 


Contact us 

If you’re still wondering what are fascias and soffits or why they’re so important for your property, don’t hesitate to get in touch. At Raven Roofing and Repairs, we can install, maintain, and repair soffits and fascias in Grimsby & Louth, providing a professional and affordable service every time. Call us on 01472 565 084 01507 640 072 to discuss your needs with one of our friendly team. You can also send us a message via the contact form on the website if you prefer. We’ll get back to you with answers to your questions as soon as we can.

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Shawn Bosworth
Chris and his apprentice were brilliant! Came out in the miserable rain and made my roof water tight again. I had several quotes from other roofers, cowboys trying to milk my desperation for silly money. Chris was honest, fair and reasonably priced. Highly recommended, thanks!
mark appleby
Extremely Happy with Job!Chris, Quickly assessed the roof and gave options on what could be done.Once Date Agreed, delivered on time with a very professional looking job. Job was in Feb and Chris and Team went out of their way to get the job done even though weather was bad at end of week. They left Work area very clean. Highly reccomend them!
Bev Barley
Thanks for doing a first class job would highly recommend Chris for a job well done
Robert Meadows
Mike Downs
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone who needs roof work. Polite, helpful and super fast. Thanks so much.
Lisa McMahon
Had a leak from my roof. Chris came out the same day althoughthe weather wasn't good. He surveyed the roof and found the problem immediately (a tile had slipped), took photo's before and after replacing the slipped tile. I asked how much I owed him - he said there was NO charge as it was a quick repair. What a lovely, kind, genuine guy! Would highly recommended him and his company.
Roland Packer
We recently had the roof on our extension replaced by raven roofing. Chris and his young helper couldn't have been more helpful. Work done to a very high standard. Quote honoured to the penny. Genuinely nice people and a real pleasure to do business with. Will definitely call them for the services they offer, when needed.
Michelle Packer
Can’t recommend this company enough. Did a great job on our roof , very friendly team , punctual, good quality work and good value for money . Many thanks
Carol Howden
Very friendly team and carried out a great job. Arrived and just got on with the job. Looks great
andrew engeham
Competitive price and excellent workmanship.Highly recommended.
Keith Brown
Great company great service
John Hornsby
Came on time very Satisfied with wat was done. Will be using them again if needed
Omer Khalifa
renegade jokerrr
Fantastic service! Nice and friendly guys! Very quick work! Great customer service! If I need any repairs in the future i will use Raven again.
Margaret Dabb
After being let down by another firm i rang Chris in desperation. Within an hour he arrived, looked at work, discussed, priced and booked a date. Arrived on time, everything ran like clockwork even in the awful heat they had to work through. Very well organised, very tidy, would have no hesitation in recommending his work. Many thanks
Zoe Gibbons
Can’t recommend Chris and his team more, they were all friendly, polite and efficient and left my patio tidier than it was before! Nothing was too much trouble and good quality work and price. I’d definitely recommend Raven Roofing to all my friends and family.
Alan Grosschmidt
Would Recommend Raven Roofing.We had new gutters and facias fitted all round the house.We were really pleased with the completed job.I did point out a minor oversight, which Chris promptly dealt with.The quote for the job was very competitive and I doubt you could get it done cheaper.So deserves 5 Stars.
Andrea Goforth
Was very happy with the prompt, professional, and friendly service provided by this company . They were so quick to help me out and repair a badly storm damaged roof. It is such a joy to have a service provider come when they say they will! Reasonable price and good quality workmanship too . Thank you, Raven Roofing .
We had the tiles down the gulley re-bedded.Very professional and cleaned up afterwards. Really friendly and very kind guy and we will definitely be using Raven Roofing again in the new year to do our guttering! Thanks Chris 👍🏻
Mike Prior
they repaired a dislodged tile free of charge. Just asked To be remembered for other works and telling my friends
Sally Melton
Had a skylight fitted. Excellent service, fitted my job in even though extremely busy. Was absolutely delighted the attention to detail was perfect. Made sure everything was tidied up and taken away. Thank you again. Would highly recommend.
Ali Wickham
Peter Hogarth
These guys did a great job repointing my roof gulleys
Pamela Blow
Samantha Blow
Excellent service, I would highly recommend :)
Derek Coates
Chris promptly repaired the front guttering which is now ok.
Lee Popham
Rang raven to come and fix my roof after last months storm, came next day and repaired, very happy with service and price, will definitely use again.
Mark Barnard
Very good reliable service all work guaranteed
kevin langley
When we needed urgent roof repairs, Raven Roofing & Repairs came to the rescue. Great quality work undertaken by true professionals.
Steve Nowell
I recently had repairs done to my roof. The response and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the work carried out effectively and efficiently
Kelly Brewer
Excellent service, recently had repairs carried out on my house roof, Chris was really friendly, work carried out to a great standard at a great price 🙂
We have used Raven Roofing several times for small repairs as we didn't want to go to the expense of a new roof, but recent torrential rain forced us to accept we needed a new roof. We were dreading the bill but Raven Roofing were very reasonable (not sure if I'm allowed to say how much).The scaffolding arrived and was put up promptly, Raven Roofing arriving a couple of days later to start work, the only delays were due to bad weather and Raven Roofing contacted us to let us know about any delays which we really liked, usually builders don't bother. Raven roofing were polite, friendly and courteous at all times.Out roof was completely stripped and replaced in a week, all rubbish was removed and the gardens left looking tidy.The roof itself looks fantastic...we are very very pleased and highly recommend Raven Roofing.