Fascias, Soffits and Guttering: Ultimate Protection for your Essex Home
Fascias, soffits and guttering are integral parts of keeping your home free from pests and water damage. They are also a way to make your home look more aesthetically pleasing, which improves the curb appeal of your Essex property. If your fascias, soffits and guttering are old and worn, they may not be affording your home the protection it needs against the elements and insects.
It may seem like a lengthy and costly procedure to replace your tired and worn fascias, soffits and guttering, but with SWD Essex, it really couldn’t be easier. We will provide you with only the highest quality products and an efficient installation process that will cause little disruption to your daily life and will not break the bank.
We have written a handy guide to tell you more about fascias, soffits and guttering and to highlight their importance when it comes to protecting your home.
What Are Fascias, Soffits and Guttering?
Before we look into the ways that they protect your Essex home, we should probably explain what fascias, soffits and guttering physically are.
Fascias are a uPVC board which is mounted to the edge of your rafters to protect your home from the elements and to provide a significantly nicer aesthetic than basic, exposed rafters.
Soffits refer to a covering found on the edge of your roof and the adjacent wall of your home. These are used to help seal off your rafters to protect them from the elements. Bear in mind though that not all houses will have soffits.
Guttering is the device used to collect rainwater run-off from your roof and to direct it towards a drain. Gutters are an important part of keeping your home safe from irreversible structural damage.
uPVC Fascias, Soffits and Guttering Versus Softwood
Traditionally fascias, soffits and guttering were manufactured using softwood rather than the uPVC that we use commonly today.
However, Softwood roofline products suffered from an unfortunate propensity towards rotting which would leave houses unprotected against the elements, whereas uPVC is a highly durable building material that is designed to last for a long time. There is also little maintenance required. No matter what Mother Nature might subject uPVC to, it will never warp, crack or rot.
Wooden fascias are still manufactured and used today, but even the new generation of timber roofline products needs substantially more maintenance than their uPVC counterparts to keep looking and performing at their best.
Ultimately, the choice between uPVC and modern timber roofline items comes down to preference and the amount of time you wish to spend on their upkeep.
How Can Fascias, Soffits and Guttering Protect Your Home?
To discuss just how fascias, soffits and guttering protect your home, primarily, these items are used to protect your Essex property from rain damage.
When your fascias, soffits and guttering are performing poorly, you might start to experience leaks in your roof and even in your foundations. A solid roofline system can do wonders to protect your home’s foundations from rain water that runs down from your roof, which if left to do so for too long, will begin to erode the foundations of your house. There plays a devastating effect on your home’s stability.
An Essex property without adequate fascias and soffits can experience water leaking into the frame can eventually lead to irreparable damage. These products are essential for protecting your home from the elements.
They are also ideal for protecting your rafters from nesting insects such as wasps and termites, and even rodents such as rats. A high performing roofline is an exemplary method for managing pests.
Fascias, Soffits and Guttering: Saving You Money In The Long Term
It may seem like replacing your fascias, soffits and guttering will be an extremely costly task. However, SWD Essex is proud to buck that trend with highly competitive prices for all of our roofline products. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, the cost of replacing your fascias, soffits and guttering will be much lower than the expenses of trying to repair the damage done by a leaking roof or water erosion around the foundations.
New fascias, soffits and guttering are an impressively affordable way to save yourself from incurring massive costs further down the line.
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