What type of wood is used for barge boards?

What type of wood is used for barge boards?

Timber: Popular hardwood and softwood timber species for fascia board are western red cedar European oak, Utile, Iroko, Douglas fir, Larch and Accoya. The latter is an extremely durable sustainable option. All types can be available FSC certified and suitable for domestic applications.

What is the difference between barge board and fascia?

Bargeboards and fascia boards are essentially the same thing. They are both long, straight boards that run along the lower edge of the roof. However, fascia boards run horizontally, carry the gutters and support the bottom row of roof tiles. Bargeboards run diagonally and are located at the gable end of a property.

What are the different types of fascia boards?

Types of Fascia Board Materials and Their Advantages

  • Wood. Wood fascia boards are great as they are affordable, multifaceted and water-resistant with certain finishing or treatment.
  • Composite. This material is made of recycled wood chips and sawdust bonded with epoxy resin.
  • Vinyl.
  • Aluminum.

How thick should a Bargeboard be?

The planks are generally 2 inches (5.1 cm) thick and of varying lengths and widths, although 10 inches (25 cm) width is common. It is hard, solid wood that has lasted between 150 and 200 years in a wet, humid climate.

What kind of wood is used for bargeboards?

Bargeboards are often elaborately hand-crafted and found on homes in the Carpenter Gothic style and what is commonly known as the Gingerbread cottage. Bargeboards are also sometimes called gableboards and can attach to barge rafters, barge couples, fly rafters, and gable rafters.

What does barge board stand for in roofing?

Barge boards, Gable ends or the apex are all the terms that are used to refer to the fascias that are fitted to the ends or sides of the roof. As a specialist company we also supply and fit Decorative Barge Boards and Pvcu finials.

Where does bargeboard go on a gable roof?

In roof construction, a barge couple or barge rafter is the end rafter; a barge spike is a long spike used in timber construction; and a barge stone is the projecting stone when a gable is built of masonry. Bargeboard is always placed up near the roof, on the piece of roof that overhangs to form a gable.

Is it OK to put new barge board over old barge board?

Maintaining your barge boards is simplicity, but a common mistake is simply placing new boards over old. This simply accelerates the deterioration of the board (in the case of wooden boards), and possibly the fascia too. What are Fascias? Fasc ias run horizontally along the roofline and can be made from either plastic or wooden boards.