24 Apr Aesthetic improvements of adding uPVC soffits and fascias.
Replacing you PVCu roofline products such as Fascias, Soffits, Tudor boards, Cladding, Dry Verge and Guttering, may seem quite a daunting task.
However, if you take a look at the advantages……well it may just tip the balance in favour of the installation of roofline items, such as soffits, fascias and bargeboards.
Maintenance free means no more climbing those ladders to paint those wooden barge boards or paying out for a company every few years. You will never have the hassle any more.
Your property will be enhanced with new maintenance free PVCu Fascias, Soffits, Guttering, Tudor Boards, Cladding & Dry Verge to replace your old high maintenance wooden fascias and Soffits, which require constant care before the wood goes rotten.
What are the benefits of soffits and fascias?
Unlike metal or wood, it won’t rust, rot, peel, or warp, and looks as good as new after a thorough wipe down. A subtle but effective means of transforming the appearance of your home, new soffits and fascias can create a clean, classic finish that increases kerb appeal, and there’s a wide range of colours to choose from too.
When houses were originally put together, wood was in plentiful supply and the majority of roofline items would have been wood. Excellent.
The downside of using wood is that it needs to be maintained, cleaned, painted and so forth to stop it from rotting, unless the rot begins at the back where it cannot be found.
Once rotten, then you need to replace the panels or pieces to prevent further damage and the circle goes on.
Also, the assorted timber fascias and soffits, which have been around for decades now, and many homeowners don’t realise that older properties, such as pre-1980’s homes, were likely to have been constructed using untreated timber fascias and soffits.
Over the years, there has been a lot of innovation within the industry, and like with anything in the world, advancements in technology.
So, dampness and rotting is what wood can do if not treated and maintained regularly. Not too bad if you have the time and energy to keep climbing a long ladder. The rot may spread to other sections of the roof and then it may get very expensive indeed.
If you are looking for a low maintenance option, uPVC will be a fantastic option. uPVC won’t require painting every few years, or treatment of any kind. You can find a colour that matches your home’s colour scheme, such as white, dark brown or grey. A great addition is a leaf guard, which will reduce the amount of debris and leaves that accumulate in your gutters. Quite often you may also get 10 year guarantees and being uPVC they have a lifespan of 25 years or so.
However another option which may be cheaper is uPVC Paint which spraying is one great way of improving the homes aesthetics, having the render painted is another, garage doors also. It is a known fact that your surroundings can have a negative effect on you as a human, a life without colour is dull as well as gloomy. A home is in need of a little TLC everynow and then by having simple yet effective modifications done will improve your homes aesthetics and it’s overall feel.
uPVC Paint Spraying would also be a great addition for home improvements if you were wanting to sell a property a little quicker and also a possible higher price.
So, what should you consider to enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal?
There are three big areas that you should concentrate your efforts on when improving your property’s external aesthetics: the walls, the roof, and the windows. These are the most noticeable elements, so it would be wise to make sure these are all up-to-scratch.
It will depend on the type of house you own, but there is much you can do to make sure your walls aren’t letting your home down. Take a look at any brickwork. Is the mortar in a reasonable condition? If not, repointing will be required, not only prevent problems with damp but to improve your home’s appearance.
If the brickwork is in a poor state, perhaps you might want to consider rendering your property to give it a fresh new look. Modern render techniques mean that you can now opt for a smooth render to completely transform the exterior of your home. You will need to make sure that your home is suitable of course, and be sure to check house rendering prices before starting any work as it will be a big investment.
Secondly, but no less importantly, you should make sure that your roof is in good condition. If it looks as though it needs a bit of work, get a professional to check it over. Don’t forget to check chimneys, gutters, and fascia boards.
Windows and doors are the final element to think about carefully. Many of our home’s have mismatched windows as we have replaced the old, maybe wooden, maybe rotten, windows over time rather than all in one go. Just make sure that you choose windows and doors that suit the age of your property and add to the overall appearance. It maybe that the old wooden frames are rotten and in need of replacing with a more modern equivalent such as plastic uPVC alternatives.
Fascias, soffits and bargeboards are another area which may get overlooked as they are obviously so high and may not be too easy to quickly inspect that issues may arise we will not notice until there is a problem, such as the old wood going rotten. When it comes time to replace the old rotten wood a good alternative would be the modern iuPVC as it usually has a good warranty and and quite an assortment of colours. The main advantage is that it is low maintenance. So once the fascias and soffits have been installed way up on the roofline they can be forgotten about and simply enjoyed.
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