Roofline is the collective term – used widely within the building industry – for everything immediately below the eaves of a property. This includes soffits, fascias, guttering and bargeboards. Traditionally, wood has been used to create the Roofline, however it is becoming more common for PVC to be used.
What is PVC?
PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride, which is a type of plastic. The type used for Rooflines is very rigid. It is used because it is hard, whilst being lightweight, low cost and requires very little maintenance other than a wipe with a damp cloth. It is combined with a cellular Foam that is resistant to most weather conditions including rain, wind and sun.
Parts of the Roofline
Soffits cover the underside of the roof eaves and are used to cover the underneath of exposed beams.
Fascias run horizontally along the roofline connecting the soffits with the underneath of the roof. Their purpose is to “cap” the ends of exposed roofing beams.
Guttering runs the entire length of the roofline, and is designed to collect rain water and transfer it into the downspout and into the drains and/or water butt. It protects the building from erosion, otherwise caused by rain.
Bargeboards cover and offer protection to the ends of exposed timber that run horizontally along the roof.