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Fascias, Soffits & Weatherboard Cladding in Essex

In some ways it can be said that Optic Control represent the luxury end of the home improvement market. We wouldn’t necessarily agree. Communications, home security and multi media entertainment are basic requirements in this day and age.

In some ways it can be said that our friends and Essex neighbours at Chelmsford Roofline offer an essential service in home improvements. After all, fascias, soffits and guttering are indispensable in protecting buildings from water damage. This may well be true but modern roofline products, such as Eurocell fascias and soffits, or Cedral weatherboard from Marley Eternit, are as decorative as they are functional.

A quick checklist for those who are unsure what roofline products are:

  • Fascias look like skirting boards running around the top of the outside wall. They protect the roof beams and rafters from the weather.
  • Soffits are the downward-facing panels beneath the fascias, filling the gap between the fascias and the wall. Soffits are usually fitted with built in ventilation to prevent damp in attic and roof spaces.
  • Weatherboard – or weather cladding – protects brickwork from the elements. Weatherboard is commonly found in coastal and exposed areas.

Traditionally, roofline products were manufactured from timber. The biggest drawback is that to prevent rot, cracks or warping, wooden fascias, soffits and weatherboard needs to  be primed, treated and painted every five to six years.

Modern fascias and soffits are manufactured from PVCu to prevent damage and discoloration. They are maintenance free and when expertly installed by a specialist company such as Chelmsford Roofline they will last for decades.

Cedral weatherboard recommended by Chelmsford Roofline is made from a blend of concrete fibre that is as practical as it is versatile and is often installed for its architectural appeal.

More information on all roofline products – including boxboards, bargeboards, guttering & downpipes – can be found at www.chelmsfordroofline.co.uk.

Fascias, Soffits & Weatherboard Cladding in Essex