UPGRADE YOUR FASCIAS, SOFFITS & GUTTERING TO UPVC

UPVC soffits and fascias are hardwearing and cope well with exposure to moisture. Wooden soffits are a popular rustic or period feature, but they are more likely to rot and decay quickly, threatening the integrity of the rest of the roof structure.

UPVC products are durable

Require little maintenance

Aesthetically pleasing to the eye to give a finished off look

Soffits can be ventilated to help prevent condensation

Help to keep out small animals and birds from getting into the roof space and causing damage


 

UPVC FASCIAS

Fascias are traditionally a softwood board which is mounted to the exposed edges of your rafters, however in recent years this has been replaced with high grade uPVC as softwood has a tendency to rot.

The purpose of a fascia is to protect and seal the roof and the interior of your home from exposure to the elements, to support roof tiles at an eaves level and to provide support for the guttering. Fascias also serve a cosmetic purpose, and are much nicer to look at than exposed rafters.

Traditionally, timber fascia and soffits would be installed; however this merely creates a lifetime of difficult maintenance. You repeatedly have to be up a ladder to ensure the condition of the timber remains good through continual painting, treatment and repairs.


In recent years it has become common practice to install uPVC roofline as this needs far less maintenance than timber products and therefore is generally preferred to the timber option.

Soffits

WHAT IS A SOFFIT?

upvc soffits

A soffit is a covering which sits between the outer edges of your roof and the adjacent wall of the house, protecting and sealing the rafter feet.

If your roof has a soffit (not all do), you will be able to see it if you stand underneath the overhang of your roof and look up.


Modern soffits are usually made of uPVC. 

 

Problems that could occur

Problems with the timber fascias and soffits

 

Flaking and peeling paint – sanding and re-painting the affected area promptly can prevent further damage. This is a job which will have to be repeated year on year, as painted timber fascias and soffits will continuously flake and peel due to the extreme weather conditions they are subject to.

 

Rot and damp caused by the weather can affect the timber fascias and soffits – Sections of rot and damp on your roof line are likely to spread quickly and can cause significant damage. If you notice that your roof line is starting to become rotten you should seek to have it replaced.

 

UPGRADING TO UPVC PRODUCTS MEANS NO MORE PAINTING AND ROTTING TIMBER


 

Replacements

Replacing timber fascias and soffits with new upvc products

 

If you are thinking of selling your home, then sprucing up the outside of your house is a good investment.

Replacing soffits and fascias that are old or worn helps to protect your roof and walls, preventing damp and water damage.

Clean new gutters and ornate fascias can greatly increase the value of your home, and will impress the surveyor too.