Fascias And Guttering: What You Need To Know
Fascias and guttering play a crucial part in keeping your property pest free and dry, they are also highly important from an aesthetic point of view. Having top quality fascias and guttering make your home look far more attractive, so if you are thinking of selling your home, then this is a good investment. Replacing fascias and guttering that are aged and worn help to protect your roof and walls as well as preventing damp and water damage. New gutters and fascias can massively increase the value of your home of your home too. Read on to discover more.
Traditionally they are a softwood type of boarding which is mounted to the outer edges of your rafters. In recent years this has been replaced by high grade uPVC as softwood has a tendency to wear quicker and rot. Essentially, the purpose of the fascia is to protect the roof and the interior of your property from exposure. Fascias also serve an aesthetic purpose, they are certainly a lot nicer to look at than exposed rafters.
The purpose of guttering is to collect rainwater from the roof and direct the flow of water as it drains. Gutters collect water and direct it down the downpipes, and conveniently towards the drain. Guttering is fixed to coincide appropriate “fall” and prevent water from pooling, this could eventually lead to your gutters overflowing, which is then likely to cause lead to other maintenance issues.
Here we point out a few things to keep in mind for your fascias and guttering indicating that you may need to update them:
Areas in the wood with rot or holes appearing
Cracked paintwork, this is usually a sign of ageing work
Sign of animals or rodents: rats, mice and squirrels. They can burrow in the tiniest of openings and be an indication that your roofing is deteriorating
Evidence of asbestos used in existing fascias or soffits, this means that you’re going to need a specialist to investigate your property
Water in the roof void – with signs of leaking
Evidence of condensation
James Dunn Roofing Ltd is based in Oxford and supplies and installs guttering and fascia solutions throughout Oxfordshire. Get in touch with us about professional services and our competitive prices. We’ll repair or replace any sort of roof and we can do so to the highest standard. We serve both domestic and commercial clients and we are equipped to take on any job that we are assigned to.