Rooflines...what's that then?
The point where your roof meets the outer walls of your house is called the ROOFLINE.
At this point expressions such as 'soffits', 'bargeboards' and 'I told you to paint those dam things', start to creep into the householder's everyday conversation.
Unfortunately, not many people are familiar with such terms (except the last one of course), so we thought you might appreciate a few words of explanation.
The Fascia is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. It is fixed directly to the roof trusses and usually does all the strong arm work of supporting the bottom row of tiles and carrying all the guttering.This is no mean feat, especially when the heavens open. In a downpour the roof of a 3-bed semi could be dumping several gallons of water per second into those same gutters.
The Bargeboard is the show off. It demands to be seen and won't carry a stitch of guttering. But then the condition of the bargeboard can often make or break the look of a house, and over the years it has evolved into some pretty fancy shapes to say the least.
The Soffit Board is the unsung hero of the threesome. Saddled with a name that sounds vaguely medical, it is tucked away underneath in a supporting role to the other two boards. But without it they wouldn't look half as good. The Soffit Board also performs a vital function these days in providing ventilation to the roofs of our centrally heated houses.
Without adequate ventilation, condensation will form in the roof void increasing the risk of timber decay.
The Box End is the equivalent of the local pub for these three characters. It's on the corner and they always end up in it. The Box End is a work of art, accommodating as it does the many different angles, planes and heights of the three boards as they head for another get together.
So now that you know something of the personalities that make up your roofline, when you next have friends round and the conversation dries up... perhaps not.
JUST IMAGINE IT... ROOFLINES AND CLADDING THAT NEVER NEEDS PAINTING.
Many home owners are now turning their attention towards the fascia and soffit boards on their property which are in constant need of repair or re-painting. Acorn Windows are specialists in cladding or replacing your old rotten timber. Our workmanship is continuously vetted and guaranteed for 10 years.
Acorn Windows holds a British Board of Agreement (BBA) certificate for all of our roofline and cladding profiles. The range available is extremely versatile, with a wide range of profiles for vertical and diagonal designs, as well as horizontal applications. In a choice of brilliant white or conker brown, you can create a stylish effect which will maintain its attractive appearance for years. To complement our range of PVCu, we offer a wide range of guttering. Our designer will discuss all of the available options to suit your property.
TYPES OF CLADDING AVAILABLE FROM ACORN WINDOWS:
The trick with cladding is not to think of it as just a series of horizontal planks. For the most part cladding can be set at the diagonal forming a diamond, a pyramid, a herring bone or a single diagonal. Just use your imagination, white cladding is available in four different finishes.
Here comes the nice bit. You have the choice of three different designs for the main bargeboards and fascia boards. Square jumbo has a neat square edge to it, 'Ogee' has a detail feature that gives it a bit of flare and Bullnose (which doesn't have a ring in it) has a smooth rounded lower edge. The soffit board can be made up in a variety of styles but Acorn Windows has to take into account the amount of ventilation required into the roof void.The point where your roof meets the outer walls of your house is called the ROOFLINE.
Wood Effect Boards
If you don't fancy white there's now a limited range of wood effect boards to liven up your tired old roof.
The range available is extremely versatile, with a wide range of profiles for vertical and diagonal designs, as well as horizontal applications. In a choice of brilliant white or conker brown, you can create a stylish effect which will maintain its attractive appearance for years.
To complement our range of PVCu, we offer a wide range of guttering.
Our designer will discuss all of the available options to suit your property.