There aren’t many products that end up affecting the appearance and structure of your property as much as guttering. It might not be the first thing you think of, but trust us, if it’s not functioning properly, you’ll know about it and your home’s exterior will suffer the consequences.
Running along the edge of the eaves of your property, fascia and soffits are boards that protect your roof from the ingress of water, aswell as creepy crawlies, small animals and any other nasty debris from reaching your roof.
Keeping Fascia Clear
Maintaining fascia and soffits is essential, because if they’re not doing their job then your guttering system won’t be as effective. Keeping it clear and clean is important, because if it starts to rot or get damaged it can cause rot to spread and cause long-term structural damage in the process – will obviously mean more money and more stress.
Here at GutterArt, we’ll carry our fascia maintenance for you to keep your guttering spick and span. We always recommend professionals to do this for healthy and safety reasons, as fascia maintenance often requires ladders.
If you do it yourself then cleaning fascia and soffits can be done with standard household goods. Fill a bucket of full of warm water and add laundry detergent or dishwashing liquid – use a sponge to wipe away any debris or dirt. When you’ve scrubbed everything away, hose away the soap and wash the fascia down.
If you’ve not kept up with fascia and soffits maintenance then you could find rot or a guttering system that isn’t doing what it’s supposed to. Replacing fascia is really tricky even for seasoned DIY fans, which is why our experienced team are on hand to help and complete the job to the highest standard.
We often come across rotting timber fascia and soffits, which can lead to much more severe structural problems if they’re not sorted out quickly. Our team replaces old rotting timber fascia with brand new, durable uPVC fascia. Fascia and soffits can then be painted with whatever colour will complement your property exterior best!
uPVC stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride and it’s a highly-resistant, durable material that we use in our guttering process. It’s a superb material to use because it’s highly weather resistant, long-lasting and doesn’t come with the same maintenance problems that timber fascia does. It’s cost-effective, often coming cheaper than aluminium or timber alternatives, which makes it affordable for property owners.
Unlike timber, uPVC material used with fascia and soffits, requires little maintenance, in comparison to rot or weather damage that occurs with timber. It’s strong, robust and gives your guttering structure security whatever the weather.
We think uPVC is the perfect material to use in fascia and gutter replacement and this comes from thousands of first-hand experiences and a whole host of happy customers.
For any guttering enquiries or fascia tips, please contact our friendly team today for more advice or a quote.