Most of us cannot put a name to that part of the house where the roof meets the walls. As we hurry on with our increasingly busy lives few give it a second glance from one year to the next. Yet the roofline, where you find fascias, soffits, bargeboards, gutters and drainpipes, is an important and vulnerable part of the house.

Fascias, soffits and bargeboards used to be made from timber. Prone to rot they require regular painting and repair. It’s no fun getting up a ladder and it’s dangerous. It’s also expensive to get a professional painter. From the ground there is rarely much to see. But according to independent research more than 90% of houses could do with replacing their fascias and soffits. 

The other serious problem which can occur is the felt cracking under roof tiles causing moisture to penetrate the roof space and break out in damp mouldy ceiling patches. Unseen, rot can eat away at the structure of your roof and home until it becomes unsafe. The damage can be extensive and lead to expensive roof repairs.

PVC-UE roofline replacements keep water ourtand allow air in. But too many installers simply cover up – fixing new product over old board. Quick and cheap, it’s a disaster for the homeowner, boxing the problem in and accelerating the rot. Out of sight and out of mind damp and rot can continue to spread and threaten your home.

When you decide to replace your roofline, look for a company you can trust. Don’t let anyone practice on your home. Pay a little more for experienced roofline surveyors who know what to look for, what treatment to prescribe, and trained installation teams who don’t cut corners. Never cover up the problem, so look to see the fascias, soffits and bargeboards they have replaced. Get it wrong and the value of your property could suffer and you could also end up replacing part of all of your roof.

A good home improvement company with knowledge and skill will help you preserve the value of your home.