How Often Should You Replace Fascia and Soffits?

How Often Should You Replace Fascia and Soffits?

02nd OF March

How Often Should You Replace Fascia and Soffits?

Fascia and Soffits protect the roof of your property by keeping out the water, condensation and damp. Without these key parts of the roofline a property would experience frequent problems with their roof void and guttering. Even though they do this important job they are often not noticed or forgotten about. Lots of people do not know what they are or why they are there. If you are a property owner you need to be aware of the condition of your fascia and soffits and the tell tale signs when you might need to replace them.

There are a number of things that you can look out for that might give you a warning that maintenance or replacement might need to be done, these include:

  • Crackled or flaking paint
  • Water in roof void
  • Evidence of asbestos (contact an asbestos specialist)
  • Evidence of pests in your roofline
  • Evidence of condensation
  • Lack of ventilation

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When should I replace my fascia and soffits?

The amount of time between replacing these differs according to the state of the roofline and the materials used in the existing fascia and soffits. Regular checks are needed and where maintenance has not been ensured then neglect will take its toll.

If you think your fascia and soffits might contain asbestos you must get them looked at by a specialist company. Asbestis is not dangerous if it is in situ but it is extremely dangerous if it moves or breaks. DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE IT YOURSELF!

If you see holes or cracks in your boards then it is time to get them replaced. If you ignore these the problems may get worse as you may be letting water in and over time causing damage to the structure of the roof.

If you can see habitation by animals then their nesting is not a good thing but continuation of this will lead to further damage. The animals even if they are cute and fluffy need to find themselves a different home.

If you think that your fascia and soffits are in need of repair or replacement then you should get in touch with a professional company like ourselves to give you a quote for a quality guaranteed job. We will provide a full quote with no hidden surprises.