Cladding, fascia boards, soffit boards and guttering are the finishing touches to a property and can really make a difference to how it is perceived. If you have just bought a dilapidated building in need of renovation, or are just looking to update the outside of your own home, then investing in quality exterior and roofline products will completely transform it and get it noticed. If your intention is to sell the property, then first impressions are crucial and any potential buyer is sure to be impressed if you have obviously invested in well-made and durable products.
Many properties will still retain their traditional timber roofline products from years ago, however they don’t last for ever and timber eventually rots, as well as looking untidy and unkempt, old timber can also cause you problems as it becomes incapable of doing its job effectively.
Fascia boards and soffits protect the roof space and rafters by provide a barrier from the weather between the roof edge and the exterior walls, and tidy up the roof edge by creating a neat, straight-edged roofline. They enable rainwater to flow down from the roof effectively so it doesn’t run down the outside walls causing stains and damp, or accumulate in places where it shouldn’t.
Purchase fascia board at various lengths and thicknesses, and as they can be fixed directly onto the roof rafters they reduce the overall cost of replacing fascias and fitting vented soffits. There are 3 main types of fascias to choose from, square edge maxi boards at 16mm thick that can produce a neat, contemporary look to any roofline, Ogee maxi boards, also at 16mm these ornamental sculpted boards have a more traditional look. Slightly thicker at 18mm are the sturdy Bullnose maxi boards with a flat, curved edge for a truly individual touch.
General purpose, hollow and vented soffits have their own individual advantages. Hollow soffits are an economical choice, this tongue-and-groove option is quick to install due to its lightweight but is tough and can be matched with your fascia boards. Vented soffits are another first-rate, smart choice offering continual ventilation to safeguard your roof space against damp and mould. The ventilation slots allow a continuous flow of air to travel through the roof space preventing mould and condensation.
Find a soffit board at 9mm thick and available in a variety of sizes, they can be purchased in a plain style or with the tongue and groove effect. Wider boards have longer vents to ensure the amount of air flow through the attic is sufficient.
UPVC is one of the best products you can choose for your roof and home products as the tough material is extremely durable and will last for many years. Fascias are open to the elements and so prone to water damage, this is why it makes sense to select plastic products for the exterior of a property. If you want to go the whole way then choose matching doors and windows too for a complete look, once they are fitted they need practically no maintenance.
upvc fascia boards and soffits can be matched up with guttering and drainpipes to give a complete and smart look to your home. UPVC products are fitted ready to go, they don’t need to be painted, primed or varnished and won’t rot, decay, discolour or crack. Opt for traditional white for a really smart look, or if you prefer something different then you’ll find a wide range of colours and woodgrain finishes on the market. You don’t have to worry about the environment either as calcium organic PVC-U compound is lead-free.
Any leading high-quality PVC-U roofline manufacturer will be able to help you find a qualified and professional installer. Look out for members of PERC, Purveyors of Excellence in Roofline and Cladding, an accreditation scheme that guarantees your PVC-U roofline and cladding products are fitted to high standards by trained professionals. The award has to be earned and is reviewed once a year, and the installer is awarded a PERC certificate only after passing a course of rigorous training.
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