One way to improve the look of you home is to add UPVC fascias boards around the timber areas underneath the roof of your home. These together with soffit boards can not only be easier to manage with less maintenance than wood, but also improve the value of your home.
A UPVC fascia board is more durable than wood and do not need painting and can come in different styles and even a wide range of colours to white should you choose, making them maintenance free.
What Are Soffit Boards?
Soffit boards tend to cover the roof rafters and are more of a decorative piece, If you stand directly beneath the roof, you are more likely to see the Soffit boards than the UPVC fascia boards which replaces or covers the wood around the surface of the roof where the gutting would normally fix to.
Of course having the matching guttering can really help with how it all looks, grey guttering with white fascia’s may not work for everyone.
There is a direct connection with double glazing as in most cases most homeowners will want them to match including window boards, but if chosen correctly buying from a DIY outlet or a building products supplier, it should be possible to find matching PVC fascia’s.
Other benefits to using wood is protection from animal damage. Mice and even birds may have a go at wooden fascia, but unlikely with UPVC.
Fixing Those Fascia Boards
You can fix the fascia boards with stainless steel rings, normally around 65mm in size. Using stainless steel, prevents rusting marks after some time has passed. It should be mentioned that these fascia boards can be an integral part of the structure of the roof. They also take the full weight of the guttering that connect to the boards, that will get heavier during heavy rain so care should be used to get this right.
Rafter feet are used to fix the fascia soffit to the UPVC fascia board, try to get a straight clean line when finishing this up. Yo may need to use capping boards to complete the look.
Doing this job yourself can clearly save money, but don’t forget you are working at a height and there maybe times when you need two people working together at height, so safety must be key. Use the correct ladders and do not stretch away from them.
Replacement Fascia Boards
For some, the time may be to replace those UPVC fascia boards, especially of they have been fitted as a new build house.
This should be an easier project for the DIY person, especially of it is a case of replacing the old with a new fascia board, the old can be used as a template.
Failing all this, contacting your local fascia supplier, may be the alternative solution, price with fitting included.