Soffit boards help to give your home a clean, modern look when paired with your fascia boards. We have a wide range of plastic soffit boards made of UPVC available in a selection of colours and finishes. So you’ll be able to find the perfect match ...
Soffit boards help to give your home a clean, modern look when paired with your fascia boards. We have a wide range of plastic soffit boards made of UPVC available in a selection of colours and finishes. So you’ll be able to find the perfect match to your fascia without compromising on durability or reliability.
Soffit boards offer stylish, durable weather protection for your roof and for your home. UPVC soffit boards also require minimal maintenance and are simple to install. We also stock a variety of soffit fixings, trims and accessories to accompany each of our soffit boards.
Roof soffits form the underbelly of the eaves of your roof, covering the space between the edge of your roof and the top of the wall of your house. Not only do they help to make your home look good, they’re also a vital barrier which defends your house from the weather.
Without adequate protection from soffit boards, moisture is more likely to penetrate into your roof, which could lead to rot and decay. This is why vented soffit boards are very popular among homeowners, as the ventilation allows your roof to breathe, preventing condensation and other causes of mould or damage.
Benefits of Soffit Boards
Improved Energy Efficiency
Soffit boards help to form a first line of defence for your property against the weather. If your roofline contains no soffit board or boards that are damaged, they won’t be able to insulate your home as effectively. Both fascia and soffit boards help to keep the cold at bay and keep the warmth in, saving you money on energy bill.
Thanks to their high-quality UPVC construction, our range of soffit boards shouldn’t require very much maintenance across their lifespan. Not only this, but they’ll also ensure that your roof and loft will need less maintenance thanks to the added protection. If you don’t have roof soffits installed, then you’ll need to check the underside of your roof more regularly for rot and moisture damage.
Soffit boards help to lend your home a clean, polished aesthetic, as they are one of the finishing touches placed on a home’s exterior. We supply a wide range of colours and finishes, so there’s sure to be a soffit board to suit your taste and your home’s style. As well as this, soffits help to conceal utilitarian areas of your home such as the edges of your roof and tiles, which make your home look untidy.
Installing soffit boards is one of the best ways to help prevent your roof being damaged by wet weather. Soffits are designed to conceal the edges and underside of your roof, meaning moisture is far less likely to penetrate into it and cause problems such as damp in your loft. Roof soffits also help to act as a minor form of insulation, keeping your home at a more comfortable temperature.
Types of Soffit Board
Flat Soffit Board
The primary advantage of flat soffit boards is that they provide your home with a clean, unbroken finish along the underside of your roof. Flat soffit boards can be used in both new build properties and when refurbishing. They’re ideal where your roof space already has adequate ventilation, as an attractive, cost-effective way to finish off your roofline.
Vented Soffit Board
Vented soffit boards are an excellent choice when your roofline requires extra ventilation. They close the gap between the wall and the edge of your roof for added weather protection and aesthetics, as well as allowing plenty of airflow into your loft space to prevent condensation build-up, damp and mould.
Hollow Soffit Board
Hollow soffit boards are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and roofers thanks to their cost-effectiveness. They’re a lightweight, decorative alternative to standard roof soffits. While they aren’t as strong as other soffits, soffits aren’t designed to be load-bearing so this isn’t usually an issue.
Have More Questions About Soffit Boards?
Whatever your question, our award-winning customer service team is here to help. Simply use the online chat feature on our website or call our team on 01295 565 565 to have your questions answered. With over 40 years’ experience in DIY and roofing, they’ll be able to recommend the perfect soffit board for your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Soffit Board?
Soffit boards are horizontal boards which fit under the roofline of your home to help provide a weatherproof seal. They prevent both moisture penetration and excessive airflow into your loft space – which helps to stop condensation build-up which can lead to mould and decay. Soffits also help to prevent birds or other animals from entering your roof space.
What’s the Best Soffit Board Material?
We stock a wide range of plastic soffit boards made from unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC); which has rapidly become one of the most popular soffit board materials for homeowners and tradesmen alike. Not only is it cost-effective, but UPVC soffits also require minimal maintenance compared to traditional timber soffit boards, only needing to be kept clean to perform at their best.
Do You Need to Vent Soffit Boards?
If your roofline is already adequately ventilated, there should be no need to ventilate your soffit boards. Many homeowners choose to add standalone soffit vents to their property for additional air intake; however these are inferior to continuous vented soffit boards. If you’d like to improve the breathability of your home and help to prevent damp and condensation in your loft space, you could replace existing flat soffits with our range of vented soffit boards.