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4 Reasons To Replace Your Fascia And Soffit Boards

Your roof is an important part of your home’s defence against the elements and therefore, you need to make sure you take care of it. An important part of your roofline is the fascias and soffits boards. These contribute to the overall look of your home but they also protect your rafters and interiors, as well as supporting your guttering.

Although these are designed to offer long-lasting protection for your property, there will come a time when these need to be replaced in order to continue protecting your home.

Yet despite this, most homeowners take this for granted and don’t even consider checking on their roofline until it’s too late.

So if you’re not sure whether to replace your fascias and soffit boards just yet, here are four reasons why you should.

1. To get rid of unwanted house guests

While you might always keep your doors open to family and friends, there are certain unwanted house guests you definitely don’t want to let inside.

If your fascias or soffit boards have begun to rot or have become damaged in some way, you might find that animals, insects and even birds will find it much easier to get inside your house.

There are several signs to look out for that might suggest animals have already moved in. For example, droppings in the attic or noises in the roof and/or walls.

So if you find any of these signs of wildlife in your home, it’s probably a good idea to replace your fascias and soffit boards.

2. To deal with cracks or breaks on your roofline

Although fascias and soffit boards are increasingly being made from  UPVC and vinyl and other more durable materials, many houses will still use wood either by choice or because this material was used when the house was originally built.

This means that over time, the wood can crack, break, rot or the paintwork can begin to flake and wear away. As we said earlier, this makes it easier for animals to get in, but it also lessens your home’s protection from the elements and any bad weather. This can then lead to mould and even to leaks in your roofline.

So if you notice that your fascias and soffit boards are damaged in any way, it could be time to replace these.

3. To stop your gutters from leaking

Not only are fascias and soffit boards used to protect your home from weather and wildlife, but they are also used to support the guttering around your roofline. So if your drainpipes have started leaking, this could be a sign that yours need replacing.

Of course, it’s entirely possible that you just need to clean your gutters, but if you notice leaks, you should definitely check this out. If your fascias and soffit boards are no longer offering adequate support to your guttering, this is a huge reason to change them.

After all, leaky guttering can cause water damage to your home’s foundations. This can also lead to mould and a whole host of other issues that you really don’t want to deal with.

4. To get rid of any remaining asbestos

Although asbestos has slowly been removed and banished from properties over the years, this isn’t something you should rule out, especially if you live in an older property. Asbestos is incredibly unsafe and can cause a number of health issues; therefore you don’t want this in your home.

The good news is, this can be relatively easy to remove.

So if you’re concerned that your fascias and soffit boards could contain asbestos, you can speak to our team of experts. Then, if they confirm that your roofline is hazardous, you should replace your fascias and soffit boards as soon as possible.

Is it time you replaced yours?

If any of the issues or signs we’ve mentioned above seem familiar to you, these are important reasons to replace your fascias and soffit boards.

It’s also a good idea to keep checking on your roofline regularly to ensure that problems aren’t  developing over time. This way, you can address the problem quickly and avoid any additional damage being inflicted on your home.

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