Installing new UPVC Fascias and Soffits is a great way to freshen up the look of your home and also has the added benefit of low maintenance, if any at all. It also saves you the ongoing cost of paying someone every couple of years to sand down and paint your existing timber Fascias and Soffits. UPVC fascias and Soffits come in a variety of colours. white being the cheapest option with anything coloured being around 30% dearer. Keeping your guttering and downpipes clean and free of debris and moss is another essential part of your home maintenance.
A leaking or blocked gutter/downpipe can cause damp to your external wall that can then soak through to the inside, damaging your plaster and given enough time even your timber floor joists. We have been to several properties when after a heavy downpour all the debris from the guttering has been washed to the downpipe and blocks it up. What happens then can be quite a sight to see. The rainwater has nowhere to go, fills up to the top of the guttering and then overflows the front and back of the guttering. The front goes down the brickwork of your home, the back goes into the brick cavity of your home and through anything it encounters, like the internal plastering on your bedroom window reveals.
Sometimes a simple bit of maintenance can make all the difference. Replacing any leaking unions, corners, stop ends and running outlets can be done quite easily and is a sign that the rubber compression strips inside these parts have degraded over time to a point that they no longer serve the purpose the are intended to. And keep your gutters clear. An annual clearance every Autumn can go a long way to keeping your home free of damp and water ingress.