Fascias and soffits may look attractive along your roofline, but it’s the structural support they provide for features such as your bottom row of tiles and guttering which is more important, as well as offering protection for the edge between the roof and walls. Some property owners choose to upgrade their fascias and soffits for aesthetical reasons, while others opt for high quality replacements to avoid frequent, costly repairs when your roofline is having issues. Whatever your reason for considering new fascias and soffits, there’s a range of materials to choose from.

Timber Fascias & Soffits

Timber is chosen for fascias and soffits thanks to its attractive appearance with many liking how its classic appearance fits in with older properties. This type of material will often need painting to enhance its weather resistance. Wooden products can experience issues with warping and rot, so it’s important to continually maintain any timber rooflines. Harsh weather conditions can also cause paint to flake or crack over time, so the downside of wooden fascias and soffits is the costs of the upkeep to ensure they look and function as they should. If you’re looking for a traditional looking roofline with all the benefits of modern materials, uPVC can mimic the look of timber, offering the ideal solution.

Looking to replace your fascias & soffits along your roofline? Here are some of the factors to consider. Expert roofing guide looking at timber vs uPVC fascias & soffits. Choose a high quality & low maintenance material.

UPVC Fascias & Soffits

If you think uPVC is the better option when upgrading your roofline, it’s important to consider that you shouldn’t use the material to merely cover rotting wood. A professional roofer can completely replace your fascias and soffits to ensure they’re as high in quality as possible. Being a highly weather resistant material, uPVC won’t warp, crack or rot, and its colour doesn’t fade over time. Being such a low maintenance material, it reduces the costs associated with any upkeep, not to mention eliminating the stress and hassle of organising repairs.

How to Find the Best Materials for Your Roofing

When updating any part of your roof, it’s important to seek professional advice. You may be looking to replace parts of your roofline or even install a new roof. This could be because your existing roof is at the end of its lifespan, or you’re choosing a material for your new home extension roof. A specialist roofer can talk you through the various materials available, including their functional benefits and how they will look in reality. Here at South Thames Roofing, for example, we even offer uPVC fascias and soffits in a range of colours and finishes. This includes oak, mahogany, black and white products to complement the style of your property.

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If you’re looking to upgrade your property’s roofline, and you live in a Surrey or London location such as Ashford, Oxshott, Colliers Woods or Coulsdon, our expert roofers can help. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and receive a free, no obligation quotation now.