How often should soffits and fascia’s be replaced?

The roof of your property, shed or garage are open to the elements all year round, so it is important to keep yours in good condition, ensuring that no problems unravel further down the line. As well as your roofing tiles and guttering, this also includes your fascia’s and soffits. Although they are built for purpose and produced in a way which allows them to withstand weathering, like all other things, they will need a bit of care over time. This care often comes in the form of a replacement, but how can you tell that their time is up, and how regularly should this action take place?

How often should you replace your fascias and soffits?

The answer to this question varies depending on the condition of your properties roofing. Factors such as its age, the type of weathering it withstands, its current condition and the materials in which your fascias and soffits are produced from can alter the time period in which they may be due a replacement. To be sure that no further issues arise due to ageing soffits and fascias, regular observation of your roofing and guttering would be an effective process to carry out, allowing you to make an accurate decision.

There are numerous signs to look out for which can signal that it may be time to get yours replaced. They may seem like small, natural signs of wear and tear, but if left untreated, you could be facing higher costing replacement work. The signals you should look out for are:

  • New cracks or splitting
  • Evidence of pests within your roof
  • Rotting
  • Leaks from your guttering
  • Signs of peeling or chipped paint

Acting upon these signs in the early enough could allow you to repair any damage and avoid full repairs, saving you time and costs. Statistically, uPVC soffits and fascias have proven that they can remain standing for an elongated period of time without needing attention, but uncontrollable factors such as weather and pests can cut these years down significantly and no matter the material or repair work, replacements will always be necessary to maintain the health of your roofing.

To arrange for a professional opinion on the condition of your fascias and soffits, or to schedule for a repair or replacement service for any roofing issues you may have, get in touch with a member of our Roof Rescue team today by calling 020 3189 1618 where we will be happy to help you.

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