Fascias, soffits and gutters are often elements that homeowners skip over, however these systems play an important role in protecting your home from the elements. If you’re like the thousands of others who aren’t sure what these are, here’s everything you need to know about these essential components of your property.
What are fascias?
The fascia board is a horizontal board that runs along the edge of your roof. It’s usually made from wood, although uPVC is a popular choice for its weather-resistant properties. The fascia board provides support for the guttering system and helps to keep your home watertight.
What are soffits?
The soffit is the board that runs along the underside of the fascia. It’s often made from the same material as the fascia, although it can also be made from uPVC. The soffit helps to ventilate your loft space and stop moisture build-up.
What is guttering?
Guttering is a system of pipes and fittings that collects rainwater from your roof and drains it away from your property. It’s important to keep your guttering in good condition, as a blocked or damaged system can cause serious problems like dampness and flooding.
How do I maintain my fascias, soffits and guttering?
To keep your fascias, soffits and guttering in good condition, it’s important to carry out regular maintenance. This can include cleaning the gutters, replacing damaged parts and checking for signs of wear and tear.
When should I replace my fascias, soffits and guttering?
Fascias, soffits and guttering systems don’t last forever, and they will eventually need to be replaced. The exact lifespan of your system will depend on the materials it’s made from and the level of maintenance it receives.
If you’re unsure whether your fascias, soffits or guttering need replacing, it’s best to consult a professional, which is why Imperial Windows is here to help you. We’ll be able to assess the condition of your system and advise you on the best course of action and if anything does need replacing, we can give you a free quote so you’ll know exactly what you’ll need and how much you can expect to spend.