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An Explanation Into Bargeboards

A Short Explanation of Bargeboards

Here at Dalton Roofing, we have fixed and replaced hundreds of bargeboards throughout our many years of repairing and building roofs. But we often find that many customers have lots of questions about bargeboards and what they do. So, we thought we’d provide a short explanation of bargeboards, their history and their purpose. To start, here is a video of our Phil finishing off a bargeboard installation.


What is the purpose of bargeboards?

Bargeboards are fastened to the projecting gables of a roof to provide strength and protection. Plus, they offer a pleasing aesthetic to your property as they conceal exposed timbers to which they are attached. So, all in all, bargeboards look attractive and benefit your roof structure by protecting the timbers behind it.


What material are bargeboards made from?


Bargeboards were originally made tom timber. However, timber tends to rot and decompose. That’s why these days you tend to find bargeboards made of UPVC. UPVC is a hard-wearing material which is resistant to rot and is unlikely to need further maintenance, such as painting. In fact, UPVC bargeboards can simply be wiped clean when dirty.


What is the difference between a bargeboard and a fascia?


Bargeboards and facias are different objects on a house. The fascia is a long, straight board which runs along a roof’s lower edge. It fixes to the lower end of your roof trusses and can support the bottom row of tiles while holding all of your guttering. Bargeboards, on the other hand, are used on the gable end of a house. Bargeboards can seal the deal on the aesthetic of a property and comes in a number of attractive shapes.


If you are interested in having bargeboards installed on your property then get in touch with us today on 0114 2799 799. With over 30 years in the business, one of our team of experienced builders will be happy to come to your property to offer a free estimate and helpful advice.