Benefits of installing uPVC cladding, fascias and soffits.
uPVC is a popular and well established material in property maintenance.
An ideal material because of its hard wearing and durable properties. Often used to replace older plastics or wooden cladding, fascias and soffits, unlike wood it won’t rot despite constant exposure to the harsh U.K weather.
Well maintained , fascias and soffits are crucial in terms of protecting your home and roof from damage. If not properly maintained it could lead to costly repairs.
uPVC cladding & benefits
Used to protect walls and keep them watertight, preventing moisture from accessing the building, which can be extremely damaging.
uPVC cladding is widely used to replace wood cladding. It can completely transform a property, enhancing its appearance, providing a cost-effective low maintenance option. Available in many colors, styles and designs, including Ship lap, Open V, feather edge and Herringbone.
The main benefits of uPVC cladding are:
Helps improve insulation looks modern and updates a properties looks, just needs an occasional wipe down with soap and water Looks good Removes the need for time consuming maintenance such as painting.
uPVC fascias & benefits
Fascia boards support the bottom edge of the roof tiles, concealing and protecting the ends of the roof rafters, also keeping out birds and rodents. Fascias help to prevent weather damage to roofs and are available in a range of colors and styles, including square, ogee and bullnose. fascia are more visible compared to soffits so cosmetics are an important factor. Traditional fascias tend to be made of wood, due to the nature of the material they will eventually rot over time, which results in a property losing important protection. Not only that, but a property can quickly turn in to an eyesore.
Rotten timbers should never be covered and the practice of covering rotten fascias with new uPVC fascias is only masking the problem and could potentailly lead to further damage later on. At the time it may seem like the cheaper option, however the rotting wood underneath will just continue to deteriorate and far from improving the original problem it will only make it worse.
It is advisable to have a proper survey if over cladding the fascia as if the original boards are sound then a 35 to 50 per cent saving can be made by using this method and looks just as good.
The main benefits of uPVC fascias include:
Relatively maintenance free Improves the look of a property Durable – will stand the test of time Available in many colors choice of decorative fascia boards also available .
uPVC soffits & benefits
Soffits are boards which are attached to the underside of the roof line and they keep the underside of the roof rafters dry and secure. Just as cladding and fascias are mainly constructed from wood, so too are soffits. When a soffit deteriorates water penetrates the roof rafter ends, which can lead to serious roof damage. The best soffit boards on the market offer loft ventilation and prevent the build up of moisture in the roof space which could otherwise lead to rotting timber joists and eaves which could cause the roof structure to weaken.
The main benefits of uPVC soffits are:
Available in a range of colours and realistic wood grain finishes Low maintenance Available in traditional plain or tongue and groove Hard wearing and capable of withstanding the harsh weather Long life span
Replacement uPVC Cladding, Fascias & Soffits
If your cladding, fascias and soffits have seen better days and you’re looking to get them replaced, mjgroofing.co.uk can supply and install new low maintenance uPVC replacement products which will totally Transform the appearance of your property and help to keep it protected for years to come. To get a quote on the work you require, fill out the contact form today.