A soffit is typically installed in the area beneath the eaves of a house, and extends from the side of the building to the edge of the eave. Its purpose is to protect the eaves and to provide air circulation that helps to draw moisture away from your home. As soon as traditional roofline soffits begin to show signs of damage or rotting they should be replaced.

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Types of Soffits

Soffits are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 90mm to 600mm wide, and are manufactured in a choice of materials including uPVC, aluminium and solid resin. In addition to traditional white, soffit boards are readily available in a wide choice of wood grains and colours to help enhance the overall appearance of your home.

General-purpose soffit board

This simple flat finish design is a popular choice for soffit applications. The general-purpose soffit board gives any roofline an attractive, clean-edged finish that helps to maintain airflow through the loft space, prevent damp and protect rafters from rot.

Tongue and groove soffit

Tongue and groove soffits have an attractive panelled effect that offers an aesthetically pleasing finish for your home. This style of soffit board uses an interlocking mechanism that eliminates the need for surface mounted mechanical fixings such as screws and nails.

Soffit ventilator

Ventilated soffit boards help to prevent moisture build up in the roof space, which can cause timber eaves and joists to rot over a period of time, weakening the roof structure.

Consumer Benefits

When you enter into a contract with a member of DGCOS to install glazing products at your home in England, Scotland, Wales or the Isle of Wight, you should receive the following.

  • Consumer advice line 
    We are on hand to answer any questions you may have once you have entered into a contract with a scheme member.
  • Deposit and stage-payment protection insurance
    This covers up to 25% of the contract value (maximum limit of £5,000) for 120 days, once your installation is registered with us.
  • Insurance-backed guarantee (IBG)
    An IBG provides protection if your installer ceases (stops) trading and cannot honour the terms of their written guarantee. You will receive an IBG once the member has added in a date on our system to show when they completed your installation.
  • Alternative dispute resolution 
    Our expert mediators are always on hand to help resolve any disputes you may have with one of our members.
  • Access to an ombudsman 
    You will have free access to an ombudsman if we cannot settle your complaint.

Please read the consumer advice section to understand the protection you may receive and the obligations you have. Click here to visit the consumer advice section.

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