The Ultimate Guide to Upgrading Your Fascias & Soffits
If you’re considering upgrading your roofline with uPVC fascias and soffits, you may be worried about what to expect. Luckily, if you choose an experienced, qualified roofing contractor, they should make the whole process straightforward from start to finish, but it’s still useful to know some of the basics before you head into this type of roofing project.
Here’s some expert advice for those replacing old roofline features.
What’s the Purpose of These Roofline Features?
Fascias and soffits play an important role in any roofing system. The fascias are the board you’ll see running along the base of your roof tiles, providing an excellent support system. The soffits are tucked away under the fascias and are more easily seen from the ground when standing underneath the roofline. The two features act together to help support the roof’s functionality and strength, from adding further waterproofing to aiding ventilation.
When Should You Upgrade Fascias & Soffits?
Many people decide it’s time to replace fascias and soffits when they’re starting to deteriorate, affecting the kerb appeal of their property. This includes seeing cracked paintwork or unsightly marks. However, you may have also noticed other issues occurring, such as leaks (more common with older rooflines), birds or pests finding their way into your loft space through holes or damp patches in your attic where water ingress is occurring.
What’s the Best Material for Fascias & Soffits?
While many older properties still have a timber roofline, one of the most popular replacements is uPVC fascias and soffits. Key benefits of choosing this modern roofing material are its longevity and low maintenance requirements – no more rotting, flaking or discolouration! Always ask your roofer about the length of the warranty with any new roofing features, and hopefully, they should be guaranteed for at least the next decade.
How Much Does Replacing Your Roofline Cost?
Many homeowners find it more cost-effective to upgrade their roofline than pay for repairs, finding it expensive to continually redecorate or fix the damage caused by a deteriorating roof. The cost of this type of roof work will vary depending on the size of your property, the experience of your roofer and the replacement materials chosen, but you should always get a free quote to give you a better idea about costs.
What Does the Roofing Work Involve?
When you choose an accredited roofer, they will talk you through the process and how long it should take. They will need to put safety precautions in place, e.g. scaffolding, and plan a work schedule. Remember, the project will also involve removing your old roofline before installing the new fascias and soffits. Your gutters will be attached to the old fascias, so you could upgrade your guttering at the same time, or it can be removed and fitted to the new roofline.
Want to upgrade your roofline?
Speak to the experts at Collier Roofing. We operate throughout London, Surrey and surrounding areas, offering roofing solutions in Chipstead, Croydon and Godstone. If you’d like a free, no-obligation quote for replacement fascias and soffits, get in touch.