When is the best time to replace fascia boards and soffits?
At Securahome, a costly mistake we see homeowners make is to leave it too late to install PVC fascia boards and soffits.
If your timber roofline is basically in good shape, you can save money by opting for an over-cap. This involves fitting a 9mm fascia board on top of the original timbers.
Once the PVC overlays the wood, the existing timbers are shielded from the elements. An over-cap like this is a time and cost-effective way of protecting your roofline from the elements.
Once fitted, PVC-U roofline products such as fascia boards and soffits need no maintenance, giving them a huge advantage over timber.
However, if you’ve left it a little longer and the timbers are rotten, then the only option is a full replacement. This involves removing all of the old fascia boards and soffits and replacing them with PVC-U ones that are usually 16-25mm thick.
Replacement is also likely to mean taking the bottom few layers of tiles or slates off in order to fit the boards.
As you can imagine replacement is more time consuming and, as a consequence, the costs of labour and materials increase.
However, the advantage of a full installation is that it is thorough. The simple act of lifting the tiles, for example, can help uncover rotten batons or roofing felt that would have otherwise gone unseen.
Before carrying out any installation, a Securahome estimator will carry out a full inspection of the existing timbers and assess the best option to offer lasting value for you and your home.
For added peace of mind, as a Kestrel Registered Installer, Securahome offers extended guarantees of up to 35 years on roofline products.
Find out more about our roofline range here online at: www.securahome.co.uk/more-products/roofline