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Fascias

Gutters, fascias and soffits

Fascia is an architectural term used to describe the part of your roof where the gutter is attached. This is usually built with wood as its material and because of this, it is prone to many problems including rotting thus losing its strength to hold the gutters. If you think you have this problem at home, make sure you have it repaired as soon as possible to save you from other future problems.

 

Call on a general contractor to have rotting problems with your fascia fixed. However if the problem becomes a consistent item in your budget, then you might want to consider replacing it altogether.  More often than not, maintenance in this part of your home is forgotten. The fascia, gutters, and soffits are left under the mercy of fungal rot. Get rid of this problem permanently today. Replace the wood with a material highly recommended in the home construction industry, unplasticised poly vinyl plastic or simply called uPVC.

 

Why replace wood with uPVC?

 

Without rot-free fascia installed on your roof, you are at risk of gutters falling off from the sky during rainy days. The usual routine when repairing this is by first removing affected or damaged parts of the roof such as the soffits, gutters, and fascia. Tradesmen will build scaffolding in the area so they can work. The rafters, tile baton, and roofing felt are inspected for any rot. Should there be any defective timber, this is replaced.

 

It makes sense to get your fascia, gutters and soffits replaced. It won’t break the bank and you will never have to worry again about it rotting or leaking gutters again. uPVC is a highly durable material that can resist fire and water damages, does not warp or rot, and can repel corrosion. 

 

Apart from having new fascia units fitted to the rafters together with the soffits and gutters, fitters can also provide you with uPVC guards that prevent any birds from getting into the roof.

 

Gutters, fascias and soffits

Once the repair is done, the scaffolding is then removed and the working area cleaned. Once completed, your roof will now be consistent with current building regulations. The benefits of this replacement can last for more than a decade. Imagine not needing painting throughout that period of time. That means no more sanding, painting or climbing wobbly ladders. It reduces maintenance costs and will always look good. 

 

Wet Rot

Wet rot is unavoidable with this part of your roof including your soffits or rafters. This can be caused by continual rain water infiltration due to leaking gutters or inadequately maintained roof. Believe it or not, it only takes between 10-50% of water before wet rot develops. There are many varieties of fungi that cause wet rot however they all attack damp timber. 

 

 

Gutters, fascias and soffits

To help prevent this, you need to ensure that the roof is ventilated. Ventilators are built into the soffits, both front and back to ensure total ventilation.

 

Soffit boards that have ventilation strips allow constant airflow and help the prevention of wet and dry rot.