If someone were to ask you what your most pressing concerns were at this moment in time; chances are fascias and soffits would not be at the top of your list. In fact, it is quite likely that even if you were asked specifically about these items, you wouldn?t know which was which!
However, whilst fascia and soffit concerns may not be uppermost in your thoughts, it is worth bearing in mind that they are in fact an essential part of your home?s roofing. The fascia is the vertical band which holds up the tiling and gutters around the perimeter of your roof; while the soffit is the horizontal board under the roof which protects your rafters from the elements. Working together, these two features protect your home from damages and leakages which can often cost you a lot of money to put right.
Sadly, there are times when fascia and soffit solutions, especially on older homes, are not up to the task of providing effective protection. The main reason for this is that the facia and soffit fixtures used on older homes are typically made of wood. Whilst wood is of course a very pleasing material to look at, it is not always the most practical option for your home?s exterior as wood and water (from rain) are not a great combination.
To be sure, wooden fascias & soffits on British homes inevitably rot away over time, thereby leaving a property exposed to leakages. It is possible to delay this decay with careful maintenance on a regular basis; however, this is something which most people nowadays simply don?t have time for.
Fortunately, there is now an alternative soffit and fascia material available that is far more hard-wearing than wood and much easier to maintain ? UPVC.
UPVC fascia and soffit solutions can not only protect your home much more efficiently than wood; it can do so for a far longer period of time. This is because UPVC is designed to be extremely resistant so you can rest assured that it won?t rot away after a few years of facing the wonderful British weather. In fact, UPVC is so robust that you can fully expect it to do its duty for many decades!
And you won?t need to be too concerned about maintenance over those decades either, as UPVC only requires a periodical clean with a soft cloth and non-abrasive detergents to ensure it stays looking great and functioning well.
Quite simply, UPVC is a fantastic material which can provide your home?s exterior with effective and efficient protection for many years to come. Moreover, it is available in a wide range of colours and designs so you can be sure that you will be able to find fascia and soffit solutions to compliment your property?s aesthetics. In fact, you can even get wood effect UPVC nowadays so you can maintain the traditional look even after you get rid of all your old wooden fascia and soffit features!
Bliby Plastics offers uPVC products from leading brands at market-leading prices. Cut costs without lowering the quality of your build when you order from us.