Ready to get started improving your home? But you don’t know what to do or where to start with repairing or replacing your fascia boards? No worries, this article can help you with any questions you may have. Below are some tips and tricks that can get you started with the basics of spotting problems and maintaining you’re properties fascias.
Planning your fascia repairs or replacements
When you’re planning on installing new fascias, choosing a material mainly comes down to how long you plan on staying in the home. If you plan on selling the house soon, material that lasts 20 years may be appropriate. If you plan keeping the house and living in it long term, you’ll save money in the long run by choosing materials that last 40 years or longer.
Never underestimate how long a project could take or the potential issues that could cause it to take longer or cost more. Take a few minutes to create a detailed list of each and every project that must be done. It is also wise to obtain another opinion to ensure that you did not miss anything. You will save a lot of cash by having a good idea of what your project consists of.
Some fascia repairs and replacements are best suited for professionals. By enlisting the help of an experienced team, much more work can be done than would have been accomplished by yourself if you didn’t know what you were doing. They will also ensure that all work is expertly finished and to a high quality standard.
Maintenance, Cleaning and Inspections
Never use bleach to clean your fascia boards or soffits. While bleach is something that is very effective at cleaning many areas of your home, it should never be used to clean these external features. This is because the chemicals found in bleach are corrosive, and they may cause a lot of damage to the roofing materials.
While it may sound backwards, one of the best times to find a leak is when it’s completely dry out. Keep an eye out for things like mold in corners, unusually dark ceiling tiles, and damp insulation.
Clogged-up rain gutters cause moisture to build up between the gutters and holes in your home’s fascia board. This may end up causing the wood to rot. Maintaining clean gutters will ensure that you do not have to fix bigger problems later on.
As was mentioned in the beginning of this article, your fascia boards are essential to keeping your house protected. This is why proper maintenance should never be ignored. Use the tips and tricks mentioned above so that all your features from fascias and soffits to guttering remain in good shape throughout the year. It will save you from more costly repairs in the future.We are Premium Fascias | Unit 40 Parker House | Mansfield Road | Derby| 01332 896765 | www.premiumfascias.co.uk