Unfortunately, roofline products are the most neglected and overlooked parts of a property and many homeowners up and down the UK probably don’t even check this part of their home until they notice a big problem. Essential products, such as fascias and soffits, are completely forgotten about and whilst for the most part they don’t require much TLC, it is fair to say that they will need some maintenance and it is more important than you may realise to keep them in good working condition.
If you have never replaced your fascias and soffits or you’ve never really checked them, it goes without saying that it is essential that you do so and the general maintenance for these roofline products is actually fairly straightforward. Should you be wondering why this maintenance is so important and whether you can get away with not doing it, keep reading today. Below is a list of reasons why maintaining your fascias and soffits isn’t something you want to ignore.
Prevent the need for costly full replacements
Of course, this is the most obvious reason why you should undertake any required maintenance on any products in your property. Ensuring that your fascias and soffits are kept in good condition will help to prevent you from needing to purchase new ones for your home. If you have uPVC cladding fascia boards and soffits, when well maintained they should last for many years.
Ensure they’re still protecting your home
Many don’t realise this, but your roofline products play an integral role in protecting your roof from harsh weather conditions. Your fascias and soffits essentially act as a barrier to things such as rain, wind and snow, and without them, your roof would be susceptible to damage. If they aren’t well maintained, these products will no longer effectively be protecting your home.
Stop animals from nesting in your roof
It isn’t uncommon for birds and other pests to make themselves a home in your warm roof, especially during winter months. One way that these animals will get into your home is through broken fascias and soffits, so in order to prevent the number of issues that are commonly associated with these uninvited guests, you should ensure you’re maintaining these products.
Improve your home’s energy efficiency
As you may now realise, by keeping the cold weather at bay, your fascias and soffits will also be helping you to keep your heating bills down. If they aren’t properly maintained, it is likely that these products will allow draughts and leaks to come through, which will in turn, make your home less energy efficient. If you have uPVC cladding fascia boards, in particular, they are designed to be thermally efficient, so ensure you’re reaping this particular benefit.
Reduce the need for repairs to your home’s structure
Without your fascias and soffits, you would see your wooden roof rafters and they would be fully exposed, which often leads to detrimental issues such as rot. If your roofline products aren’t in a good condition, they may go on to threaten the stability of your roof and the safety of your home. Whilst this may seem extreme, it is essential to protect your home’s structure.
Make sure your property looks its best
Whilst it isn’t all about the appearance of your property, it is always worthwhile pointing out when you maintain your roofline products, you will be ensuring that your home looks its best. You will be surprised how much of an impact your tired-looking worn fascias and soffits are having on your home’s facade, so don’t allow them to let your whole property down.
Replacing your current fascias and soffits
All in all, there really is no denying that you should ensure that you’re taking good care of your roofline products and their general maintenance is incredibly important, so you shouldn’t overlook this. Upon the first inspection of your fascias and soffits, if you notice that they are worse for wear, it is undeniably beneficial to get them replaced before they begin to cause damage to the rest of your property.
Whether you’re interested in purchasing uPVC fascia boards or uPVC soffit boards, or both, be sure to visit the Bliby Plastics website. As you may already be aware, there are a number of benefits to having uPVC roofline products instead of timber and we will gladly help you to ensure that you’re purchasing the highest quality fascias and soffits for your home. With a range of colours to choose from, you can trust that we will be able to provide you with products that perfectly complement the aesthetics of your property too.