21 Jul My fascias and soffits don’t look in great condition, what should I do?
If your fascias and soffits aren’t in the best condition, you’ll find that they draw the eye and let the rest of your property down.
But fascias and soffits in a poor condition can also lead to moisture entering your home, so replacing them is definitely worthwhile.
The first step towards finding a solution is to figure out what your fascias and soffits are made from. A lot are wooden, and wood rots over time. Wooden fascias and soffits should be replaced with more modern materials such as UPVC if you wish to get the longest shelf life out of your investment. If you would rather stick with wood, then you can replace your old fascias and soffits with new wooden one’s that come with a 10-year guarantee.
But you might find upon inspection of your fascias and soffits that while they look tired, they are still able to perform their job. If this is the case, you will be able to save money by simply cleaning your fascias and soffits and by giving them a lick of paint if they’re wooden. We have been called out to many properties where the homeowners think that they will need new fascias and soffits only for us to tell them that they just need a little bit of TLC. This is great news because it means less investment – although new fascias and soffits aren’t that expensive anyway, so some homeowners have decided to replace them anyway.
If you have a ladder, you can inspect your fascias and soffits yourself. Look out for warping and cracks in the material and check for any gaps between it and the wall.
Taking the next steps
It’s important before you have any work undertaken that you get at least 3 local quotes and ask for references. This will ensure that you know how much you should be paying for what you are after and it will give you an idea of the quality of service you can expect. You may also wish to inspect the work that the respective roofers have performed – you can do this with the permission of the people in the roofer’s references.
If you are in the Leeds area, we can replace your fascias and soffits or perform maintenance on them. For a free no obligation quote, please call 0113 293 4038 or click here to email us.
To find out more about our fascias and soffits repair and replacement services please call 0113 293 4038 or click here to email us>