While most homeowners will promptly replace windows and doors that are starting to look old, many people tend to not think about the fascias and soffits on their home. Roofline products are incredibly important to your home, helping to keep the structure together, and also protecting homes from harsh weather conditions. If you live in Fife, or any part of Scotland, you’ll know how tough the wind and rain can be, so it’s important to regularly check your roofline, and consider replacing them.
Fascias and soffits can often last for many years, so you may not have replaced your roofline products since you moved in. There are no particular rules about how often they should be replaced, but if you’re looking for new PVCU doors or windows, then it’s sometimes worth replacing them at the same time. Some signs you might need new roofline include:
- Pests – finding mice and vermin in your loft can be a sign that there are gaps
- Leaks or draughts coming from your roof
- Condensation or damp in your home
- Rotting timber
- Cracks or damage
You can often tell just by looking if a fascia or soffit needs replacing, but if you’re unsure, it’s worth getting some experts out to give their opinion. Roofline that’s old and worn can lead to further damage, especially during a harsh Scottish winter, so it’s important to replace it ASAP.
With energy bills on the rise, it’s important to make your home as energy efficient as possible, and replacing soffits and fascias is one way to keep your home well insulated. They can be replaced on your main roof, as well as on conservatories, ensuring your entire home is safe from draughts and leaks, and the damage that can be caused by damp conditions.
Some of the older homes around the Fife area still have wooden fascias and soffits, which can go rotten and become inefficient over time. As with PVCU windows, replacing wooden roofline with PVC means it’ll last longer and is non-porous, so gives much better weather protection. If you have a period property, there are lots of different styles available to fit with the age of your home, so it won’t stand out. Sometimes, it’s possible to ‘cap’ fascias rather than replace them, so it’s worth speaking to the experts to see what’s best.
Another reason to replace fascias and soffits is that it can improve the overall look of your home. A home that’s neat and well-maintained instantly creates a great first impression, whereas anything that’s cracked and looks old will immediately stand out. Replacing fascias and soffits is therefore an easy way to bring your home up to date.
To find out more about replacing the fascias and soffits on your property, get in touch with SRJ Windows on 01383 851 951, or visit our showroom at Macintosh House, Innova Campus, Viking Way, Rosyth, near Dunfermline, KY11 2UU to see what we offer.