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Fascia & Soffit

Fascia suppliers NI

We’re proud to be one of the leading fascia suppliers Northern Ireland. If you need fascia boards and soffit boards for a property in NI, you need fascia suppliers who know NI and can deliver high quality options.

We offer full replacement as well as fascias and soffits for new build properties and homes. uPVC fascia boards and uPVC soffit boards come highly recommended from the fascia suppliers here at Advanced Roofline. The reasons include the high quality available, the fact they are virtually maintenance free if installed by experts, and the huge variety of choice available within each product range of fascias and soffits. 

Range

As well as a range of colours and sizes, as top fascia suppliers in Northern Ireland, we offer the peace of mind with the stringent safety standards you want from all your building products. All of the fascias and soffits from this fascia supplier NI come with BBA certificates as standard. 

For a cost effective option, browse our range of capping boards. Similar to how cladding boards work, this high quality option allows us as fascia suppliers to upgrade rather than replace existing timber fascia boards. This can be a less disruptive option than full replacement of fascias.

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Can PVC Soffit and Fascia be painted?

PVC soffit and fascia boards are a durable, cost-effective option for your property. Many customers have asked us if PVC soffits and fascias can be painted. You may not think that uPVC soffits and fascias are suitable for painting given that they are basically a type of plastic material. 

However, there are now specialist uPVC suitable paints for painting PVC soffit and fascia boards, on both domestic and commercial properties. Bare wood is obviously the material we think of as being most suitable for a coat of paint. A little wood filler and a coat of paint can bring a bare wood soffit or fascia back to life. 

Specialised Paints

However, with development of specialised paints, painting soffits and fascias which are made of PVC is now perfectly possible.

Some paints will require preparation and priming of the PVC soffit and fascia. Others will see the first coat of paint acting as a layer of primer. 

A good paint that’s designed for painting PVC fascia boards and soffits can be applied with a paint brush. However, some get a better result using spray painting. Applying paint to PVC soffit and fascia boards can leave brush marks. In this case, spray painting may be a more effective approach to get an even finish on your fascia boards and soffits.

It’s recommended that a trained professional is called if you opt for spray painting as this is highly specialised equipment.

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What Is Seamless Guttering?

What is seamless guttering? 

To explain what seamless guttering is, we start with traditional, or standard sectional guttering. Sectional guttering is, as its name suggests, manufactured in sections. These sections of guttering are cut to fit the roof, and then installed by fitting the sections together, usually by welding, soldering, or joining mechanisms, depending on the material.

Seamless guttering by contrast is made bespoke – it consists of continuous pieces of guttering fit exactly to a property. Its only seams or joins are at corners, or where it meets the downspout. 

Installation

Traditional or sectional gutter systems are easier to install, meaning a confident DIYer could successfully install them with the right tools and know-how. A seamless gutter system must be installed by trained gutter installers from a reputable guttering company. This obviously increases installation costs if you opt for a seamless guttering system over a sectional gutter system.

Materials

Sectional style gutters offer a wide variety of materials, which again allows for cost savings. Vinyl gutters are probably the cheapest type of gutter. They also have the advantage of being rust proof and not requiring painting. Vinyl guttering however, will eventually crack as it copes with different temperatures and weather conditions. You need to keep a close eye on it to spot cracks early, otherwise your house could suffer water damage.

Vinyl is a less popular choice for seamless guttering, although it can be used, and could reduce the costs of a seamless system.

Metals such as steel, aluminium and copper can be used for seamless guttering and sectional guttering. The most common metals used in seamless gutters are painted steel, aluminium, copper and zinc. Aluminium is a popular choice given that it is lightweight, durable and rust-resistant. Copper gutters also resist rust but will change colour to a blue/green patina over the years.

Steel needs to be painted to resist rust, but is a hard wearing and durable material. It tends to be heavier and so can be best suited to seamless guttering for commercial or large scale building projects. 

Maintenance and replacement

As mentioned, all vinyl guttering, whether seamless guttering or traditional sectional guttering will eventually split and crack, so needs to be carefully maintained. It doesn’t need painting, but will need to be kept clean and free of debris to prevent blockages and growth of fungi, moss or other plant material. 

The same is true of all guttering, but cleaning is especially important for sectional guttering. Even if well joined, the seams in the guttering provide points at which debris and dirt can more easily collect, leading to blockages, overflows and water damage, especially during extreme weather or heavy rains. 

Seamless guttering must of course be kept clean but is less prone to these blockages given its only seams are at the corners of its guttering. 

Roof replacement

7 Signs That Your Roof Needs A Repair Check

Knowing when your roof might need repairs can be tricky. After all, it’s not something we check every day, and it’s not an easy task getting up there. However, this is an integral part of the structure of your property, and it needs to be looked after.

As such, it’s important to check on your roofline regularly. The good news is that there are some signs you can look out for that might give you a hint that your roof is in need of repair.

In this guide, we’ll share the seven signs that it’s time to get up on your roof (or have someone do it for you) and check it over to see if there’s work to be done. These signs include:

1. Granules in your guttering

Your guttering can tell you a lot about the state of your roof, and one of the telltale signs is granules in your guttering. If you inspect your guttering – and you should – only to find that there is sand-like granules or shingle inside, this could be a sign that your tiles are breaking down and wearing away.

Not only this, but if you notice that your guttering is coming away from the roof, this could also be a sign that your roof or tiles are becoming loose. Keep a look out for these two key signs, and be sure to inspect your roof in more detail.

2. Moss on the roof

Have you started to notice that there is a lot of moss growing on your roof? While this might not seem like a bad thing, moss typically likes to grow in moist places, which means your roof could be retaining large amounts of moisture.

If you don’t get this sorted right away, it could lead to problems further down the line. As such, it’s a good idea to get the moss professionally removed to stop any rotting or excessive moisture.

3. Leaking

One of the most obvious signs that you need to check your roof is if you notice leaks or water stains. Moisture in the attic is also a big giveaway. If you notice leaking when it rains, this is a sign your roof has cracks or holes in it, and this should be dealt with immediately.

Another way to see if there are leaks or moisture getting through is to look for patches of mould or mildew. This grows in the presence of moisture, so keep an eye on your ceilings and in your loft for patches of growth.

4. Animals in the attic

If you start to notice critters, mice or perhaps even birds getting into your roof, this can be bad news for your property. These animals have to be getting in somehow, which means there has to be gaps or holes.

Often, this problem can be fixed with insulation, but it’s a good idea to do a detailed inspection of the roof or attic to see if you can see how the animals are getting in. You also need to call an exterminator to deal with those already living in your property.

5. Sagging rafters

It might seem an obvious point, but your roof should always be straight and steady. So, if you begin to see bowing, sagging or bending, this could indicate a leak or water accumulation. If this is the case, it’s best to hire a professional contractor to inspect this for you and tell you what will need to be repaired and how.

6. Sunlight coming in

Another way to spot holes or cracks in your roof is by noticing if streams of light are coming through. This is likely to be up in your attic but could also be in your ceiling, depending on the type of property you have.

Now, these might only be the smallest of beams, but it could mean there are bigger issues with the roof as a whole. So just to be sure, make sure you leave it until dusk or dawn and turn the lights off, close the blinds and ascertain if there is light coming in and where from.

7. Higher energy bills

Finally, if you notice that your heating bills have gone up substantially – and not because the providers have raised their prices – you could have leaks, cracks or holes in your roof. These can cause hot air to escape and cold air to come in, resulting in a hike in your monthly energy bills. So this is something you should definitely keep an eye on.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Fascia & Soffits

There are so many important components that make up our homes, one of which is a strong and sturdy roofline. For the style and functionality of your roof and the safety of your property, you need to choose the right fascias and soffits.

These need to protect your property from the weather, wildlife and debris, but they also need to look good from the outside. This is why there are many different styles, materials and finishes available for fascias and soffits.

But just in case you’re not familiar with these terms, or you need to do some work on your roofline, and you’re not sure where to start, this guide is for you. Below, we’ll share all the key information you need to know about what fascias and soffits are and how they function.

What is a fascia?

Let’s first get to grips with what fascia and soffits are, starting with fascias. These are the boards that run around the edge of your roof, parallel to the walls.

The main purpose of fascia boards is to close the gap between your roof and walls. However, these are not just functional; they can also be attractive and add to the aesthetic of the building.

What are fascias used for?

OK, so we’ve already said that fascias bridge the gap between the roof and walls, but why do they need to do this?

Well, from a functional perspective, they are there to protect your roof and loft space from the environment. They stop water and wildlife from getting into the roof. It is also the fascias that hold up the guttering, diverting water away from your home.

As such, they need to be strong, sturdy and fitted properly. Otherwise, you could find yourself facing multiple issues further down the line.

Of course, these are also important for the overall appearance of your property, smoothing out the edges. This is why there are lots of different styles and finishes for fascias.

What are fascias made from?

The three main materials fascias are made from are wood, uPVC and aluminium. The material you choose will depend on the type of property you have; for example, if it’s a period property, domestic, industrial or commercial.

Typically, wood and uPVC are used for domestic buildings, and aluminium is better suited to industrial or commercial buildings.

What are soffits?

Similar to fascias, soffits are boards that are used on the roofline. However, these are put in at a 90-degree angle to the walls rather than being installed horizontally like fascias. They are also installed under the fascia boards as a means of closing the gap between the fascia and the wall.

So really, the two work in harmony to close the gap between the roof and walls, helping to protect your property.

What is the function of soffits?

As well as adding to the smooth finish and aesthetics of the building, Soffits help to hide rafter ends and, as we said, work in conjunction with fascias to block the gap between the roof and the walls.

Using these on the roofline also helps with improved ventilation inside the property, as well as keeping out the weather and wildlife.

What are soffits made from?

As they work with fascias, soffits are typically made from similar materials, the most popular being wood, uPVC and sometimes aluminium. That said, there are also some other options when it comes to soffits, including steel and fibre cement.

Four common problems with fascias and soffits

As with the rest of your property, your fascias and soffits might need maintenance, repairs or changing from time to time. Some of the most common issues that you might find with these two components include:

  1. Rotting due to water damage
  2. Broken systems – often due to harsh weather like snow or wind
  3. Bird nests and other wildlife
  4. Asbestos – some older properties might have used materials that contain harmful asbestos and need to be removed and replaced

If you are facing any of these issues, you need to repair or replace your fascias and/or soffits right away. This can vary in price depending on the size of your property and the material you choose, but it’s not worth ignoring these issues.

If you do, you could face much bigger challenges down the road, and your property could become damaged.

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What Is The Best Material For Fascias?

When it comes to your roofline, you need to make sure you’ve got all the right elements in place and that they not only look good but function as they’re supposed to.

When your roofline becomes outdated or damaged, the important elements such as fascias, soffits and guttering can become weak and won’t serve their proper function anymore. They also won’t look good either.

This is why it is so important to regularly check and maintain your roofline, including all aspects of it.

So, if you’ve recently noticed that your fascias are damaged or on the way out, it might be time to invest in some new ones. If that’s the case, this guide is for you.

Below, we’re going to take a look in more detail at the importance of strong, sturdy fascias and which materials might be best suited to your property.

What is a fascia?

Let’s start by quickly touching on what a fascia actually is, just in case you’re at all confused about the role this plays on your roofline.

Fascia boards are long straight boards that are placed where the roof meets the exterior wall. These are found on the lower edge of your roofline and are fixed directly to your roof trusses. The key purpose of your fascias is to support the bottom row of roof tiles. These boards also support the guttering that runs around your property.

Why you need strong fascias

Keeping all of the above in mind, it becomes much easier to see why strong fascias are a necessity. If you think about a large downpour of rainwater and how many gallons of water might be flowing down your roof and over your tiles, it’s vital that these are supported.

But not only this, damaged or cracked fascias can let water in, causing larger damage to your roof and could cause issues with your guttering.

Not to mention any gaps can cause heat to escape from your home, increasing your energy bill. It could also let small animals inside to nest in your roof, which can lead to further damage down the line.

This is why it is so important that you choose the right material for your roofline. That and the fact you want these boards to match or complement your roofline and make your property look good.

What materials are used to make fascias?

In order to determine which fascia material is best, you need to understand what options are available. For the most part, there are three types of fascias you can choose from, and these are wood, uPVC and aluminium.

These are typically used for different buildings. For example, aluminium tends to be used for industrial or commercial buildings, whereas wood and uPVC are most common on domestic properties.

As we’ve said, to determine which you need, there are certain things you need to consider first, so we can’t say for certain which is the ‘best’. But take a look at the following considerations, and you can decide which is right for you.

Wooden fascia

Wood is traditionally used a lot in building materials and is a very popular material for fascias. As wood is not water resistant, these boards must be painted and sealed before they can be used, which means that they might need repainting from time to time to maintain them. This does also mean you can easily change the colour of the wood to suit your style or the exterior of your home. Wooden fascias are also some of the most affordable, so they are perfect if you’re on a budget.

uPVC fascia

Next up, we have uPVC fascias. These have become more common in domestic properties in recent years thanks to their durability. Unlike wood, these won’t rot and won’t need repairing. This makes uPVC boards much easier to maintain. These also come in a variety of shapes and colours, so you’re bound to find the right style for your property. These can be slightly more expensive than wooden fascias, however.

Aluminium fascia

Finally, we have aluminium fascias. This is the most expensive option of the three, but these are far more durable and long-lasting. Because of the look, style and increased resilience, these are often used on commercial and industrial buildings. They are also much lower maintenance due to their hardwearing nature, making them much more convenient.

Take a look at the pros and cons of each of the materials we’ve outlined above, and you’ll be better equipped to choose the best material for your fascias.

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Advanced Roofline’s 55 House Project in Birr, Co. Offaly

Advanced Roofline was recently approached by a housing development in Birr, Co. Offaly  to provide full replacement services for 55 houses. The development required a complete overhaul of their existing windows, doors, fascia and soffits, gutters, and dry verge system. Advanced Roofline was chosen for the job due to their experience, expertise, and quality of their services and products.

Scope of Work:

Advanced Roofline provided a full replacement of the 55 houses’ PVC double glazed windows, composite front and back doors, PVC fascia and soffits, seamless aluminium gutters, and a dry verge system. The new installations were designed to meet the clients’ requirements for energy efficiency, durability, and aesthetics.

Products and Services:

Advanced Roofline used high-quality PVC double glazed windows that were designed to be energy efficient and reduce heat loss in the houses. The composite front and back doors were chosen for their durability and security features. The PVC fascia and soffits, along with the seamless aluminium gutters, were designed to be maintenance-free and provide long-lasting protection against weather elements. The dry verge system was also installed to improve the roofline’s overall appearance and provide additional protection against water ingress.

Execution:

Advanced Roofline’s team of highly skilled and experienced technicians carried out the installations with the utmost care and attention to detail. The installations were completed on time and within budget, with minimum disruption to the residents.

Outcome:

The residents of the 55 houses in Birr, Co. Offaly , are now enjoying the benefits of their new, energy-efficient windows, durable doors, low-maintenance fascia and soffits, seamless gutters, and dry verge system. Advanced Roofline’s quality workmanship and attention to detail have transformed the houses’ appearance and provided the residents with a more comfortable, secure, and energy-efficient living environment.

Conclusion:

Advanced Roofline’s 55 House Project in Birr, Co. Offaly , is a testament to the company’s commitment to delivering high-quality services and products. The residents are now enjoying a more comfortable and secure living environment, thanks to Advanced Roofline’s expertise and attention to detail.

 

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Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products

Elevate Your Home’s Exterior with Advanced Roofline’s Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products

Introduction:

When it comes to enhancing the aesthetics and protection of your home, the roofline plays a significant role. Outdated and worn-out roofline features can detract from your property’s kerb appeal and compromise its structural integrity. That’s where Advanced Roofline’s Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products come into play. With their superior quality and stylish designs, these products offer a transformative solution to elevate your home’s exterior. Let’s explore the remarkable benefits of Advanced Roofline’s Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products and why they are a wise choice for homeowners.

Unrivaled Quality for Lasting Performance:

At Advanced Roofline, quality is our utmost priority. Our Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products are meticulously crafted using premium materials known for their durability and long-lasting performance. Whether it’s resisting extreme weather conditions, preventing water damage, or combating pests and rot, our products are designed to stand the test of time. With Advanced Roofline, you can bid farewell to constant maintenance and enjoy a roofline that remains impeccable for years to come.

Aesthetic Excellence for Enhanced Kerb Appeal:

Your home’s exterior should be a reflection of your style and taste. Advanced Roofline understands the importance of visual appeal, which is why our Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products are available in a wide range of designs and finishes. From modern and sleek to traditional and timeless, our selection offers something to suit every architectural style. By choosing our products, you can instantly transform your roofline into a stunning focal point, enhancing your home’s kerb appeal and making a lasting impression in your neighbourhood.

Superior Protection for Your Investment:

Your home is one of your most significant investments, and protecting it should be a top priority. Advanced Roofline’s Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products offer superior protection against various threats. Our robust systems act as a shield, preventing water from seeping into vulnerable areas and causing damage. Additionally, our products are resistant to pests and rot, ensuring the longevity and structural integrity of your home. With Advanced Roofline, you can have peace of mind knowing that your investment is safeguarded against the elements.

Expert Installation for a Flawless Finish:

To ensure optimal performance and seamless integration, professional installation is crucial. At Advanced Roofline, our team of skilled experts is dedicated to providing top-notch service. Our installation process is precise and efficient, guaranteeing a perfect fit and a flawless finish. With our expertise, you can rest assured that your new Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products will be seamlessly integrated into your existing roofline, creating a cohesive and visually appealing look for your home.

Conclusion:

When it’s time to upgrade your home’s exterior, Advanced Roofline’s Fascia & Soffit Roofline Products are the ideal choice. With their unrivaled quality, aesthetic excellence, superior protection, and expert installation, these products are designed to elevate your property to new heights. Don’t settle for a tired and outdated roofline—transform your home into a true masterpiece that stands out in the neighbourhood. Contact Advanced Roofline today for a free consultation and embark on a journey to enhance your home’s kerb appeal and protect your investment.

Fascia Boards

What are Fascia Boards and Why Do I Need Them?

When it comes to your home, there seems to be an endless amount of elements you must consider, and fascia boards are one of the more important ones!

The Role of Fascia Boards

Fascia boards are long, thin boards which are fixed to the lower ends of roof trusses, helping to close the opening between each rafter while supporting the last row of slates and helping to keep guttering secure.

Fascia Boards vs. Soffit Boards

Often you’ll come across the term soffit when referring to fascia boards, but it’s important to remember their differences. Soffit boards are flat panels fixed underneath fascia boards, which also cover roof trusses but provide more of an aesthetic appeal as well as many other functions and benefits.

The Benefits of Fascia Boards

Ensuring your roofline is well maintained is essential to the structural integrity of your home, and fascia boards have a major role in supporting this. We will outline some of the benefits fascia boards have below and highlight the reasons you should consider investing in them.

1. Reducing Levels of Moisture

One of the main reasons every home requires fascia boards is to prevent moisture from entering into your roofline. If this occurs and is left untreated, a buildup of moisture can lead to rot and decay resulting in serious and often expensive damage. For optimal roofline protection, installing fascia as well as soffit boards can help ensure your home is adequately protected.

2. Roofline Support and Protection

Fascia boards have a strong load-bearing capability and are therefore essential for supporting the bottom row of tiles on your roof. To ensure your roofline is properly supported, it’s important you maintain your fascia boards, and if you notice any damage or weaknesses, they must be repaired swiftly.

3. Supporting Gutters

Fascia boards support the structure of your gutter system and help to direct rainwater away from your home. It’s essential your gutter system is structurally sound, as during periods of heavy rainfall, gutters can be put under severe pressure in terms of weight trying to divert this water away from your premises.

4. Enhancing the Home’s Appearance

Fascia boards help to create a neat and tidy finish to your home’s exterior. Combined with soffit boards, they are perfect for adding a little refinement and style, aiding the aesthetic appeal of your home.

5. Pest Prevention

Fascia boards help to cover the exposed edge of your roofline, acting as a barrier to pests and rodents entering into your premises.

6. Weathering Protection

Investing in fascia boards means you are covering the exposed edges of your roofline, reducing the risk of damage caused by outside elements. For optimal roofline protection, installing soffit as well as fascia boards will help create a strong defense barrier for your roof.

Contact Information

Fascia boards are often referred to as the backbone of your roofline, so if you would like more information on these and maybe some extra details on soffit boards and the reasons every home should invest in them, please feel free to contact us.

Telephone: 02825820391
Mobile: 07739906489
Email: info@advancedrooflineni.com

Enhancing 700 Social Houses with Advanced Roofline NI

Enhancing 700 Social Houses with Advanced Roofline NI: A Comprehensive Project Overview

Introduction:

Advanced Roofline NI, a prominent company specializing in roofing solutions, recently undertook a monumental project involving the renovation of 700 social houses. The scope of work encompassed a full array of services, including fascia soffit, dry verge, and seamless guttering, contributing significantly to the enhancement of these residential properties. This case study delves into the details and outcomes of this ambitious project.

Client Background:

The client, a housing association responsible for managing a large portfolio of social housing, recognized the need for comprehensive improvements to their properties’ rooflines. To address this, they partnered with Advanced Roofline NI to undertake the project.

Challenges Faced:

The project presented several challenges, including:

  • Scale and Logistics: Working on 700 houses demanded meticulous planning, coordination, and efficient scheduling to ensure timely completion without disrupting the residents’ daily lives.
  • Variation in Property Designs: Each house displayed distinct architectural characteristics, necessitating custom solutions tailored to individual property requirements.
  • Quality and Aesthetics: Maintaining consistent quality across all houses while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the properties posed a significant challenge.

Scope of Work:

Advanced Roofline NI provided a comprehensive array of services:

  • Fascia Soffit: The team replaced and installed high-quality fascia and soffit boards, offering durable solutions that complemented the homes’ aesthetics.
  • Dry Verge: To improve the roofline’s stability and weatherproofing, the installation of dry verge systems was carried out, ensuring a neat finish and enhanced protection against the elements.
  • Seamless Guttering: Upgrading to seamless guttering systems offered better drainage, reducing potential leaks and enhancing the overall efficiency of the water management system.

Execution and Methodology:

The project commenced with meticulous property assessments to determine the specific requirements for each house. Advanced Roofline NI employed skilled technicians who followed a systematic approach to installation, ensuring precision and quality in every aspect of the job. The process involved close coordination between project managers, on-site workers, and the housing association to maintain smooth operations.

Outcomes and Achievements:

The project’s successful completion yielded numerous positive outcomes:

  • Enhanced Aesthetics: The facelift provided by the new roofline solutions significantly enhanced the visual appeal of the houses.
  • Improved Functionality: The upgraded systems ensured better functionality, durability, and weather resistance for the properties.
  • Client Satisfaction: The housing association expressed high satisfaction with the quality of work, adherence to timelines, and the professionalism exhibited throughout the project.

Conclusion:

Advanced Roofline NI’s successful execution of the extensive roofline renovation project for 700 social houses stands as a testament to their expertise, professionalism, and ability to deliver top-notch solutions at scale. This project not only enhanced the aesthetics of the properties but also improved their functionality, reflecting the company’s commitment to quality and client satisfaction.

Roofline Upgrade

Benefits of Upgrading Your Roofline

Roofline Upgrade

Upgrading your roof can often seem like a daunting task, however, the benefits that an upgraded roofline can offer are vast. Roofs typically have a life expectancy of between 20-25 years. It is recommended that you upgrade your roof, including the fascia and soffit after it reaches this point. Below we will discuss the benefits you can receive from upgrading your roof and why this is something that should never be overlooked on your home improvements list.

1. Energy Efficiency

Upgrading your roof means your home’s insulation will be enhanced resulting in lower energy costs. Having a well insulated home means it will stay warmer during the winter months and cooler during the warmer summer months. The likelihood of air leaks such as drafts will also be reduced and therefore reliance on heating systems will be lowered assisting with significant energy savings.

2. Enhanced Weather Protection

Upgrading your roof including your roofing fascia and soffit enhances the durability of your roofline and therefore helps protect your home against harsh elements such as rain, wind, hail and snow. Your roof acts as an overall defence mechanism helping to prevent moisture seeping in and reducing the possibility of potential leaks and water damage.

3. Improved Aesthetic Appeal

A new roof is a fantastic way of improving the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. With various designs and colours available, you can update your roof including your roofing fascia and soffit with something bold and vibrant or something more traditional. Whatever your preference, a new roof is a striking and visually appealing update for your property.

4. Increases Value of Your Home

If you are planning on selling your home, an upgraded roof can significantly increase its value. Potential buyers are interested in the age of a roof as they know a future replacement will be required if the roof is aging. This can consequently cause the value of your home to decrease. Therefore, it’s worth investing in an upgraded roof if a potential property sale is planned for the future.

5. Enhanced Safety

Over time your roof naturally becomes weaker due to various factors such as weathering. Your roofing fascia and soffit can also become weak which means the structure of your home may be compromised. Upgrading your roof maintains the structural integrity of your home meaning your family and your property are optimally protected.

6. Reduces Regular Maintenance

Old roofs require much more maintenance compared to those that are new / recently upgraded. Due to the normal wear and tear roofs faces over their lifespan, frequent maintenance is required to keep on top of any repairs such as loose slates or water damage etc. When you upgrade your roof, you won’t have to manage such a high-level of maintenance due to it being new. It is important to note however that you must still undergo regular maintenance and roofing inspections to ensure any potential problems are spotted and repaired as early as possible.

Investing in your roof as well as your roofing fascia and soffit is essential to ensure it’s functioning as it should and your home is adequately protected. If you would like more information on the benefits of upgrading your roof and how we can help you achieve all of the benefits stated above, please feel free to contact us.

Telephone: 02825820391
Mobile: 07739906489
Email: info@advancedrooflineni.com

Fascia & Soffit

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.