What are Fascias?

The fascia is mounted at the point where the roof meets the outer walls of the house and is often called the ROOFLINE. However most people refer to it by the name of the main board that carries the gutter – the fascia or fascias. Unfortunately, not many people are familiar with these terms, so we thought you might appreciate a few words of explanation.


The fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. The fascia is fixed directly to the roof trusses and usually does all the work of supporting the bottom row of tiles and carrying all the guttering. This is no mean feat, especially when it is raining hard. In a downpour the roof of a 3-bed semi could be washing several gallons of water per second into its gutters.


This is the board that is used on the gable end of a house. The condition of the bargeboard can often make or break the look of a house, and over the years it has evolved into some very attractive shapes.


The soffit board is tucked away under the fascia board. It is usually the board that you see most of from street level. This can be ventilated to allow the flow of air into the roof area. Alternatively ventilation can be provided over the top of the fascia board. Many people prefer the latter solution these days. Without adequate ventilation, condensation will form in the roof void increasing the risk of timber decay.


At Ewell Windows, our advanced PVCu guttering and downpipes are made to last. Meaning that not only will you be improving the look of your home now, but you can be assured that it will continue to look good for years to come.

As they are made from durable PVCu, they are hard wearing and will never rot, peel or crack. This means they are totally low maintenance and will never need repainting – you can simply just wipe clean!


The Boxend accommodates many different angles, planes and heights of the fascia, soffit and bargeboard at each corner of the house where there is a gable end.

When it comes to replacing fascias and soffits, choosing a roofline product that will look good is only half the story. Expert installation is vital too in order to protect your home against damp.

Our fascias and soffits are all made with a PVCu outer skin and are colour-fast so they stay looking good year after year – making them virtually maintenance free as they can be wiped clean and will never need repainting!

Make Your Fascia Replacement Easy

At Ewell windows we have a fantastic range to suit every home. Make your choice from the selection of colours all designed to complement our full range of windows and doors.

Arrange an appointment today for full information of our roofline products and receive your free no obligation quotation from one of our consultants.

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