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Don’t let the rot set in at roof level
From the ground, it may look like a new coat of paint will solve this old problem. But whilst painting fascia and soffits will certainly make them look better on the outside, it will not sort out the underlying trouble with rotting timber on the inside.
Unseen and untreated, rot in these areas can spread to rafters and joists, eating away at the structure of your roof, eventually making it unsafe.
What causes the rot?
Leaks from damaged felt, exposure to wind and rain, infestation, damage to sand and cement in the gable ends of your roof as well as a general inability to maintain these inaccessible areas, are all responsible for the development of rot. If the problems are ignored they can accelerate causing expensive damage to your roof. Everyone wants the outside of their home to look attractive but few of us want to spend our spare time painting and repairing timber roofline. Most homes have a surprising amount of exterior woodwork. The fascia and soffit timber is usually low grade softwood, maintenance is a regular problem and also expensive. If you’re a DIY enthusiast, happy to spend days sanding, filling, priming and painting then you might want to keep your wooden fascia, soffits and bargeboards. But most of us dread the job, especially as it means working 20 feet up a ladder.
Out of sight and out of mind
According to independent research more than 90% of homes should be replacing their fascia and soffits, particularly properties built over 20 years ago. Originally made from low grade softwood timber, they are prone to rot and so require regular maintenance, something that many homeowners leave until it is too late. But even those who try to keep them in good repair only paint the outside. So superficially the fascia look better, but the damage is really being done on the inside. Out of sight, out of mind - rot spreads to the rafters and joists and eats away at the structure of your roof and home with the potential to cause structural damage. It makes sense to take precautionary action and replace old timbers before it gets to this stage.
Capping over the existing fascia and soffit
Most fascia and soffit companies will sell you the quick fit ‘cap it’ solution where they simply fit new PVC fascia over the existing timber boards. Even if the new fascia is made of PVC, cover up jobs simply box in damp and hidden rot.
These ‘cap it’ jobs are also generally made of inferior PVC which is prone to discoloration in a short space of time. The ‘cap it’ job can’t be fitted with a proper ventilation system which means condensation can occur in your attic accelerating the rot in the roof structure.
If you don’t cap over, what can be done?
Good building practices recommend the removal of all existing fascia, soffit and felt and the new fascia and soffit should only be installed with scaffolding to ensure a proper job can be done.
You can’t do this work up on a ladder.
Global roofline keeps the roof safe over your head
The roofline is where the walls of your house meet the roof. The roofline is the weakest point of the building and the area that gets the most punishment from the elements. With Global roofline you never have to worry about accessing those hard to reach parts around your roof like fascia, soffit and bargeboards. Global roofline is weatherproof, colourfast and visually appealing. Our roofline, fascia and soffit eliminates costly pointing and repairs. You only get a truly maintenance and care free solution from PVCu roofline replacement that’s professionally installed. When you opt for Global roofline that is exactly what you get. A high quality, individually crafted installation, surveyed and fitted by our employed team of specialists.
Our guarantee is your peace of mind
We are proud to stand over the quality of our materials and workmanship by offering a free 15 year guarantee on all materials and workmanship.
The security of this guarantee is an integral part of our installation package and we are confident that the quality of our work and products will give you unrivalled peace of mind.