Reasons To Update Worn Fascias And Soffits
Updating fascias and soffits may not be at the top of most people’s list of key home improvements they need to make, but as a practical and cost-effective project it ranks high as one of the best you can carry out. Practical because it is quick and non-intrusive and has an impact only on the outside of the house, and cost-effective because it makes structural improvements to the house and adds value, and usually at a value-for-money price.
So if you have a set of tired and worn fascias and soffits, why exactly should you look at replacing them? Here are the five best reasons.
1. Protection for your home
Fascias and soffits have traditionally been made from timber and while these can last for years, the structural integrity can suffer over time, even if you regular inspect and maintain them. The material is prone to warping, splintering and cracking, which leaves the home open to ingress from inclement weather, from birdlife making a nest in areas they can now access, and from insect and animal life. Often this kind of damage cannot be easily detected, and this deterioration can be slow over a number of years to the point where, when it is detected, it is already in an irreparable state. So installing modern PVCue materials will provide better protection and avoid long term heartache.
2. Energy efficiency
The kind of structural deterioration outlined above can also lead to leaks and draughts entering the home, meaning you have to spend more on heating and insulation. Replacing old and damaged fascias and soffits will provide a more airtight protection for the roof of the house and hence, will keep warm air in and cold air out.
3. Low maintenance
Installation of new PVCue fascias and soffits will bring an end to hours spent precariously perched on ladders attempting to clean, sand and re-paint timber materials. Even just a close inspection of your old fascias and soffits can pose a safety risk. New PVCue fascias and soffits can be installed in the knowledge that they won’t deteriorate structurally for a long time and will retain their colour so will not require painting.
Your timber fascias and soffits may have been in place as long as you have lived in that house, but you can’t put off replacing them. However, you can do so safe in the knowledge that you most likely won’t need to do it again. With Northern Roofline our PVCue fascias and soffits carry a standard guarantee of thirty-five years on all white products and ten years on all Rosewood, Oak and Black products. The components used won’t warp, split or go brittle, so you can rest assured that once in place they will carry out their task for the long term.
5. Kerb appeal
Yes, it is undeniable that new fascias and soffits make a vast improvement to the external appearance of your home, bringing a fresh look that will retain its quality and sharpness for many years. Even a fresh lick of paint on old timber fascias and soffits will only look great for a short period, so now you can have peace of mind that your home will always retain its look. Which is great for keeping up with the Jones’ and will come into its own, if and when you decide to sell.