Fascias isn’t a word that comes up very often and quite a few people don’t know what they are. But they are a hugely important part of your home, helping to protect it from the elements. It’s a topic we have briefly touched on before – for a quick memory refresh or reminder of what they are, here’s that article again. Briefly, they are the boards that run along the length of your roof, connecting the roof to the walls. This seals your home from rain and wind that can otherwise cause extensive and expensive damage over time and keeps birds and vermin out from your roof void. They also serve to carry your home’s guttering.
Fascias also have an aesthetic role to play, so while you need them to ensure your home is safe it doesn’t mean that you have to live with the first type that you find. Let’s take a look at how fascias can be a low cost way of altering the look of your home and how they can contribute to your home’s exterior design and help you stylishly stand out from the crowd.
Fascias come in a variety of materials, including timber, aluminium, and uPVC. While the latter is the one that is most commonly found on homes around the country, both timber and aluminium are excellent choices, particularly if your home is a period property or within a conservation area and must conform to a certain style.
As a trim product, a lot of fascias tend to be of a very simple style. Look up as you walk around your neighbourhood and you will most likely find a basic design, put into place to be as unobtrusive as possible while it does its job. There are ways of jazzing that up though and this can range from the stand-out statement pieces to the more elaborate designs. This is achieved through the use of mouldings, or decorative bargeboards, which will sit at the gable ends of your home. The choice of moulding is quite wide, ranging from the simpler styles to scalloped designs that can elegantly set your home apart from others on your street.
The most commonly found colour is white. But why limit yourself to that when there are plenty of other options on the market? Go for a splash of colour, or match it to the colour of your roof. Alternatively, opt for a colour that matches your doors and windows for a truly sophisticated solution. There are even woodgrain-effect colours that you can use, with options ranging from light oak through to mahogany and black ash.
Set a new trend on your street by updating your home’s look with simple changes to your fascias and bargeboards, or by using a different colour to the standard, ubiquitous white. For advice on how to do this talk to us at 1st Scenic and ask us about our range of options. You can find us on 01689 829 600 or you can drop us an email at to get the conversation started or to make an appointment.