All homes become weathered over the years with roofs, windows and fascias needing replacing and brickwork needing re-pointing.
Fascia boards are an important feature to defend your home against the weather and maintaining them is vital to keep rainwater from affecting the roofs rafters. Traditionally they were made from hardwood but, as land prices increased, quality building products were sacrificed for cheaper alternatives to keep properties affordable. Softwood windows and fascias have been installed in most post 1960 houses and within 20 to 30 years needed replacing.
Home owners could often be found painting them – spending summer holidays up a ladder – or paying professional painters instead.
Building technology has, thankfully, advanced to meet market demands for maintenance free products as people seek greater leisure time with family and friends, rather than spending it on DIY projects and one of the finest products used in the building industry today is PVCu.
Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride, to give it its full title, is a perfect material for the external features of your home. It is extensively used around the world and will not split, crack or perish for many,many years – if ever.
This makes it the perfect product to use for fascias and soffits that now comes in many different colours and styles.
Full replacement fascia boards means the complete removal of all old wooden boards and new 16mm thick weather proof PVCu ones instead, along with soffits and guttering, in the colour and style of your choice.
Are your fascia in sound condition but would like them spruced up and maintenance free?
A cheaper alternative to full replacement fascias is installing a 9mm PVCu ‘capping board’ over the existing timber and new gutters to give them a great fresh look. We always complement capping fascias with our *Eaves Protector to ensure they stay in tip top condition.
*(See our section on this great product)
GutterGleam offer replacement PVCu fascias and soffits with a ten year guarantee on all parts and labour. An in depth survey will determine whether full replacement or capping boards are the right choice for you