Fascias & Soffits

1 April 2022 – 2 Minute Read

What do soffits and fascias do?

Soffits are mainly used for the purpose of protecting rafters from adverse weather conditions. They help to reduce mould and keep the materials in good condition. They can also be used under porches and stairs. Soffits can be made of various materials, including wood, steel, and cement. The fascia is a long board that is placed between the roof and the outer wall. As with the soffit, they help you protect the interior from adverse weather, as well as looking aesthetically pleasing.

How much to replace gutters and fascias?

The average cost is £2,100. However, it depends on the size and circumstances of the job, as every project is different. It is worth comparing the different options on the market, especially if you are on a budget and want to keep your costs down.

How long do wooden fascias last?

There is no specific time frame for replacing wooden fascias: however, there are some telltale signs that they might need replaced. These include soft patches, crackled or flaking paint. If you find water or condensation, it suggests that there is leaking somewhere.

When should you replace soffits and fascias?

You should replace soffits and fascias if you notice any signs of deterioration. For example, any cracking or noticeable signs of leakage.

How to clean uPVC soffits and fascias

You can clean uPVC soffits and fascias either with a special pressure washer or whatever you have at hand. A pressure washer removes any dirt by directing low pressure water into the vents. You may also want to use detergent to give it an extra clean. In the absence of a water pressure, you can use your garden hose. You will need a ladder and someone to keep you steady!

Are fascias and soffits standard width?

You can find fascias and soffits in a range of widths to suit your property. Different stores will have different options. You can search ‘fascias and soffits’ companies in your local area via Yell.com .

Are fascias meant to have vents?

Whether the fascias have vents will depend on the property. If the property was built before the enforced Building Regulations, fascia vents would not be required, or if they were built without any ventilation.

Are wood fascias high maintenance?

You could say that wood fascias are high maintenance. This is because you need to keep an eye on them to ensure they are kept well maintained. If they end up getting wet or damaged in any way, it could lead them to require replacement. If you keep on top of the maintenance of your fascias, they should last without any further issues.

Can new fascias cause loft condensation?

It is entirely possible that fasicas will cause condensation in your loft. This is usually down to the fact that there are no fascia vents. You may require these vents to prevent condensation. It is worth asking if these will be provided when you purchase your fascias.