Soffits and fascias are an often overlooked, yet extremely important part of any property. They work hard to look after your rafters and protect your roof from the elements, yet are easily forgotten about because they aren’t as accessible as other areas. They are located where water collects from your roof and can work their hardest when there is heavy rain - something we experience quite often here in the UK.
Your fascias are thin panels that run under the lower edge of your roof and offer a means of support for your roof tiles. Soffits work with them by running underneath the fascia and aid roof ventilation. The soffits are usually the parts of the upper house surround that you can see from ground level, so have an aesthetic appeal too.
It is extremely important to check your soffits and fascias regularly, especially if they are made from traditional materials such as wood, as they may peel or crack and eventually fail in their job of keeping unwanted water out of your roof. Likewise if they get clogged up with dirt they won’t be ventilating your roof correctly meaning that air may be trapped, bringing dampness into your roof and eventually damaging your rafters.
If you see these sorts of changes happening to your soffits and fascias, or have noticed a leak or hole along the edges of your attic you may want to consider updating your them to something more durable.
Replacing both your soffits and fascias together is always advised, as then you’ll have peace of mind that both items are working together to do their job. But choosing the material can be daunting. Here at N&P Windows, we suggest opting for uPVC soffits and fascias.
There are many benefits to using this type of material for your roof surround, including it being extremely hard wearing and very low maintenance. Once the soffits and fascias are in place your job is done. uPVC is very hardy against bad weather and once in place requires little to no maintenance.
It is also possible to cover over existing wooden soffits and fascias with uPVC and we would be happy to discuss this in more detail with you if this could be an option for your property.
uPVC soffits and fascias are also very affordable and come in variety of sizes and colours. With your soffits being on show it is important to choose a material, colour and style that really suits your own properties look and feel. uPVC allows you to do this easily and offers a colourfast guarantee to ensure your property looks good for years to come.
Once you’ve made your decision on having uPVC soffits and fascias it is advisable to have them professionally fitted by the experts. Here at N&P Windows, we can help advise you on the best way to replace your current soffits and fascias and our installation team can make sure you get the highest standards of fitting and finish.