Soffitts, Fascias & Rainwater Goods
So why should you replace fascias and soffits? Hopefully it’s not just because someone knocked on your door and made you an offer you simply couldn’t refuse. Unlike soffits which are tucked safely away from the weather, fascias bear the brunt of the rains and snow.
Also, any leaks from your gutters will drip across the fascia boards, making them vulnerable to weather related deterioration. When faced with rotting fascia boards, a homeowner has the following options to make the house look good again:
Cladding the existing fascia boards with UPVC panels – this is the cheapest option but if the fascia boards are falling apart the cladding won’t hold. Cladding could be an option for new timber fascia boards to protect them against wet weather.
The second option is to rip out the weather damaged fascia boards and replace them with new timber fascias. If you love painting and maintaining your fascias then this could be an option for you. Timbers will require preservative treatment before putting up.
The recommended option is to replace wooden fascias with UPVC fascia board because UPVC requires very minimal maintenance and is weatherproof and therefore durable.