Selecting The Best Material For Fascias & Soffits

Selecting The Best Material For Fascias & Soffits

Fascias and soffits may be attractive along your client’s roofline, but the structural support they give for features like the bottom row of tiles and guttering, as well as providing protection for the roof-to-wall edge, is more significant.

Some roofing contractors improve their fascias and soffits for cosmetic reasons, while others pick high-quality replacements to avoid costly repairs when their roofline fails. There are a variety of materials to pick from if you’re considering new fascias and soffits for whatever purpose. Here are a few…

Timber Fascias And Soffits

Timber fascias and soffits are popular because of their appealing aesthetic, with many people preferring how well they blend in with older buildings.

This sort of material will almost always need to be painted in order to improve its weather resistance. This is because wooden items are prone to warping and decay, so it’s critical to keep any wooden rooflines in good shape.

The negative of wooden fascias and soffits is the expenditures of care to ensure they appear and perform as they should, as harsh weather conditions can cause paint to flake or fracture over time.

uPVC Fascias And Soffits

Window frames, guttering, and soffits and fascias can be made of uPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride). UPVC is the industry standard for new builds – mainly due to cost, availability and other practical benefits, such as being strong and water resistant.

It’s used for soffits and fascias since it’s a durable and inexpensive material. However, it has a few drawbacks.

Soffits and fascias made of uPVC can fade and discolour over time. If you have white soffits and fascias, the sun’s UV radiation may cause them to become yellow after a few years. This can make them appear filthy whilst there isn’t much you can do to restore them to their original sparkling white colour.

Another effect of the sun’s rays on uPVC soffits and fascias is that they become brittle over time. This means that if a building later needs work done and a ladder is against the fascias or soffits – they might shatter.

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Aluminium Soffits And Facias

Soffits and fascia made of aluminium may be installed in a variety of weather situations, including cold weather. Aluminum is a soft, malleable metal, which allows it to:

  • Be adjustable to fit into sharp, narrow places
  • Produce a more airtight seal

Soffits and fascias allow air to circulate throughout the building while minimising the amount of moisture that can leak in, reducing the risk of dampness.

Most aluminium systems won’t rust since they’re polyester powder-coated, which is perfect if you live in a rainy location.

Aluminium Is Recyclable

The majority of aluminium guttering, soffits, and fascias are made from at least 80% recycled aluminium.

So, when it’s time to replace your client’s soffits, you can rest easy knowing that they’re recyclable, making them a green choice.


It’s important to find expert assistance when upgrading any component of a building’s roof. You could want to repair elements of your client’s roofline or perhaps get a new roof installed.

This might be due to the fact that the current roof has reached the end of its lifespan or because you’re deciding on a material for a new building.

Aluminium soffits and fascias will not only improve the aesthetics of your client’s building but also provide them with a long term solution.

For more information on our aluminium soffits or any of our other products, get in touch.

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For any of your rainwater and guttering system needs; we can provide trusted help and advice along the way – especially with design and material choices. The key benefit to using HJA for your roofing and guttering needs is that we can provide a complete system from bespoke fabrications to soffits and louvres.

We pride ourselves on our unrivalled technical experience in the aluminium trade and the understanding and care we provide for our customers. Our business principles are the foundation of our company – reliability, consistency and quality.

We understand the quality and efficiency that is required by our customers and we deliver every time. Get in touch with an expert today.

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