What is a Roofline and How Does It Protect Your Home?

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Roofline is the term used to describe the 4 combining features that make up your property’s roof. These are: fascias, soffits, bargeboards, and guttering. All 4 of these additions are designed to do very different things but are equally important in protecting your home all year round. Whatever the weather is like, you want a professionally installed UPVC roofline that is going to keep your home protected.

UPVC Roofline Replacement Products

Traditionally, roofline products were made from timber. However, despite the aesthetic benefits of this, timber requires regular maintenance and repainting throughout the year and are very susceptible to rot and decay. This can prevent your home from looking and performing at its best.

For this reason, many homeowners opt to replace timber with a durable, long-lasting, and low-maintenance alternative: UPVC. Available in a variety of styles and colours, not only do UPVC roofline products look fantastic, they also keep your home protected from the weather.

1. Fascias, What are They and What Do They Do?

Fascias are the boards that line the edge of your property’s roof timbers. They support a good deal of weight, including the extra strain of rainy, windy, or snowy weather conditions. Consider, for example, that while it’s heavily raining, several gallons of water can be raining onto your home every single second. That’s a huge amount of weight for your roofline to deal with. And yet, UPVC fascias can cope with significant strain from the weather. The main role of your fascia is to:

  • Protect the exposed ends of your rafters, reducing the risk of damp and rot.
  • Hold the bottom row of roof tiles in place.
  • Provide a solid base on which to fix guttering.

2. Soffits and How They Protect Your Home

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The soffit is the section that overhangs the roof. So, if you were to look up, the soffit is the board covering the roof on the overhang. Slightly less visible than the fascias, soffits are more protected from the full force of the weather. However, whether they’re protecting your rafters from small animals and insects nesting inside or preventing moisture from penetrating your home, soffits are an essential aspect of the roofline.

  • Protect your property from rain and moisture
  • Seal the roof space so that small animals and insects cannot get in.

3. Bargeboards, the Eaves of Your Roofline

Another important element are the bargeboards. These are simply fascia boards that are fixed onto the diagonal eaves of your house. Just like standard fascias, bargeboards protect your home from the weather, covering the exposed edges of roof rafters and preventing moisture saturation.

4. Guttering and Why it’s Important

The guttering of your home is what drains the rainwater from the roof of your property. The guttering runs right along the edge of the roof and is often connected to a downpipe that feeds the rainwater into a water butt or transports it into underground cavities called soakaways, where it drains slowly back into the soil.

UPVC guttering is always the best option when it comes to a fully-functioning roofline. You should ensure your gutters are regularly cleared of debris, bird nests, and leaves as this can block the efficient flow of water, causing blockages and water damage.

When You Need to Replace Your Roofline

Roofline affected by gallons of water

Ensuring your roofline is professionally installed, working properly, and high-quality will help protect your roof space from water damage and wet and dry rot. These problems can all be extremely serious if left untreated, affecting not only the look of your property but also the structural integrity of your home. So, it’s important you know the signs of damage before they get any worse. That way you can fix the problem before it becomes too severe. Some common issues with old or damaged roofline products are as follows:

  • Rotting or flaking wood
  • Blistering paintwork
  • Rust or watermarks
  • Animals droppings

Why It’s Important to Replace an Ineffective Roofline

The roofline is your home’s first defence against the weather and is the most integral part of your home’s structure. So, it’s important that it is looked after properly. Below we have outlined 4 of the reasons why it is important to replace it if it is old, damaged, or ineffective.

1. Your Roofline is Your First Defence

Your fascia, soffit, and guttering all work hard to take care of your property. Together they act as a barrier between your roof an the elements, ensuring your home remains weatherproof and protected against the elements. If your roofline is not functioning properly, I rotting or damaged, or is just getting old, it won’t be protecting your home effectively. Upgrading your roofline will ensure your home continues to be properly protected against the elements.

2. Future-Proof Your Home with Roofline Replacements

Stay ahead of the game with quality roofline replacements. Often, staying ahead of the game is key when it comes to looking after your home. As we like to say at South Coast Windows; prevention is always better than cure. The sooner you replace your roofline with high-quality UPVC, the sooner you will reap the benefits. Don’t wait until next month, make the change now.

3. Keep Your Home Looking Fantastic All Year Round

In addition to the functional part quality rooflines play, they also provide aesthetically-pleasing finishing touches. Upgrade your tired, moulding, and rotted timber fascias with UPVC fascia and soffit replacement. Replacements are an affordable and simple way to brighten up your home and our products fit perfectly to both modern and traditional homes.

4. Quality Roofline is Easy to Look After

Replacement UPVC Roofline Products

With our quality UPVC roofline products, you can enjoy a home that looks stylish and is easy to maintain. Our UPVC products are resilient against all sorts of weather conditions, maintenance free, durable, long-lasting, and a great investment. There is no need for repainting or regular maintenance, and you can rest assured they will protect your home for many years to come.

Professional Roofline Replacement Services

At South Coast Windows, we provide high-quality and professional roofline replacement services. If your roofline is damaged or you want to replace your old timber with a UPVC alternative, we have the replacement solution for you. As experts in the industry, we can provide quality replacements at affordable prices.