Guide To Fascia and Soffit Materials

In case you are owning a home for the first time, you might be wondering what fascia and soffits are. These two parts of the roof are essential to the overall structural integrity, but they are often ignored. These parts are made of various materials, including wood, aluminium, vinyl, and uPVC.

uPVC

The uPVC soffit is the first element of your new roof. Once installed, a new soffit is secured to the timber support. Ventilation is optional but can be discussed at the time of the quotation. The flexible PVC membrane may be used depending on the type of tiles on your roof.

Aluminium

Often, aluminium fascia and soffits are not as sturdy as wood ones. If the wood fascia is rotten or punky, it may need replacement. Professionally installed faceplates and roofs can cost from £1,000 to £4,000, depending on the size of the job. The average cost of aluminium fascia and soffits installation is around £1,500.

When repairing or replacing aluminium fascia and soffits, knowing the different attachment methods and their specific sizes is essential. While aluminium fascia is available in two standard widths, wood fascia can be between six and eight inches. In addition, you can purchase pre-cut aluminium fascia or install them yourself.

A quality paint job on aluminium fascia and soffits will make your home look more elegant and sophisticated. It can also help reduce air and water pollution. It is comparatively easier to clean than wood. Additionally, homeowners who choose aluminium soffits and fascia should know that they are recyclable. 

Vinyl

Soffits and fascia are a standard part of the exterior of a home. While older homes may still have wooden fascia, modern homes are often built with vinyl or aluminium. Vinyl is usually made of recycled materials, making it an eco-friendly option. Modern homeowners prefer vinyl and aluminium for their homes because they don’t require painting. Their appearance is also nice and can be customized to meet individual home needs.

Vinyl soffits and fascia can be a great addition to a home, preventing excess heat and moisture from entering the attic. Without them, heat and moisture can accumulate in the attic, making your home hotter and reducing the lifespan of your roof. As a bonus, vinyl trim is easy to match your home’s style. You can even purchase vinyl soffits that feature wood grain texture, making your home look like a natural wood structure.

Wood

Wood soffits and fascia are both decorative and functional coverings for a home. Depending on your taste and your home’s design, you may want to install either type for fascia and soffits

When repairing your wood fascia and soffits, you need to consider their lifespan and maintenance requirements. While aluminium or vinyl fascia and soffits are durable and last for several decades, wood requires more maintenance and repair and should be repainted or stained every few years. 

 

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