Properly installed?fascias?can mean the difference between a neat looking house and one that looks incomplete or even badly designed. Damaged or badly fitted areas around the underside of the roof may have to be replaced in order to give your house its best look that can improve the way the house is perceived and may even increase its market value. On the whole uPVC fascia boards are one of the best options because of their ability to stand up to the weather and not rot or corrode so quickly over time. Their installation can be fairly complex, and if you are intending on carrying out the repair work yourself it is always advisable to do it with a helper. Carrying out any repair work on a roof alone is never a good idea, especially if you are using ladders that need holding or supporting. For anyone that has a heart condition or other condition that may interfere with the work, it is not advised at all.
Before you begin you will need several pieces of equipment including a tape measure, wood or vinyl cutting saw, ladders, nails, squares, pencil and somebody to help. Having a utility belt that can easily hold all of these pieces can make movement much freer and safer. Good footwear that can protect against slipping is also imperative. First, you must check the surrounding woods for any type of leak or weakness that the fascia may cover-up. It is always a good idea to fix these problems first. You must also ensure that the fascia boards must be able to hold the new fascia as well as removing any unnecessary drainage like shingle moldings or drip edges. You may also need a vented or unvented soffit, depending on what is advised for your building. Vented ones allow some moisture to circulate through the building.
You will need to measure how much of the materials you need. Measure the width from the outside edge to the wall as well as the length of what needs installing. Once you have understood how much of the fascia you need as well as all of the pieces, then you may need to cut some to the right size with all of the proper give. It is a good idea to give the soffit some leeway for any weathering effects that could cause expansion or contraction. After installing any starter strips and soffits that are required, you can nail your fascia onto a fascia board. It is advisable to nail the fascia every 6 or so inches to create an even amount of hold on the fascia. It is never recommended to fix a fascia to the feet of any rafters since this could cause numerous problems.
A uPVC fascia can add a genuine-looking timber effect to a house as well as ash. These can look great and can really add finishing touches to the property. At Bliby Plastics we offer our different lengths for this type of uPVC which can easily be cut as long as you have the right knowledge and tools.