Fascias, Soffits and Guttering Worcester

The fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. The fascia is fixed directly to the roof trusses and usually does all the work of supporting the bottom row of tiles and carrying all the guttering.The soffit board is tucked away under the fascia board. It is usually the board that you see most of from street level.The soffit can be ventilated to allow the flow of air into the roof area. A gutter can be defined as a narrow trough or channel that runs around the perimeter of the roof. Sometimes the guttering can become weak and damaged over time which can cause leaks. Very old fascias and soffits can cause the guttering to hang off, resulting in poor funnelling of rain water.  The purpose of the gutter is to collect and funnel away any water that lands on the roof.              




Fascias and Soffits Worcester

Fascias and Soffits are one of the most important external features of any property, providing protection for your roof and home. Despite this, they are very often neglected, left to rot and deteriorate, with many home owners thinking that their purpose is purely an aesthetic one.


So what are the benefits of having well maintained and functional fascias and soffits, other than keeping your home looking neat and tidy?


1.    When properly installed by a professional company, fascia and soffit boards act as your first line of defence against the weather. They stop wind and rain ingress, helping to keep your home warm and dry.


2.    They provide the perfect finishing touch to your home, creating a smooth, clean appearance that looks so good, it can even increase the value of your home!


3.    They not only make your home more comfortable to live in, but they also protect the rafters from structural damage that could be caused if they were left exposed to the elements. So although the initial cost of new fascias and soffits may be quite high, it is definitely more cost effective than replacing your roof.


4.    Because secure fascias and soffits protect your home so completely, they will also help you to become more environmentally friendly by reducing your heating bills and helping you to run your home more economically.


5.    Without blocking off the edges of your roof, it would be very easy for moisture to creep in, which could cause condensation and even damp. The biggest problem with damp starting in your roof is that it could go unnoticed for quite some time before it is discovered.


Guttering Worcester

The importance of properly installed and maintained gutters can’t be stressed enough. Every house should have gutters, and in recent years building officials across the land have been recognizing this. Many municipalities around the country are now requiring gutters on all new residential construction. Here’s why rain gutters are so important:


  • Soil around the house is stabilized
  • Foundation problems can be avoided
  • Flooding under houses and in basements can be prevented
  • Erosion can be prevented and this preserves landscaping and turf
  • Water damage to siding can be prevented
  • Water staining on brick and stone masonry can be prevented
  • Settling and cracking of sidewalks, patios and driveways can be lessened
  • Exterior doors and garage overhead doors can be preserved

Now you’ve realised just how important guttering is, the next step is to make sure you give yours the maintenance necessary. Systems that are leaking, blocked or poorly-maintained are the main cause of water ingress so you need to make sure any signs of damage are quickly addressed – you’ll want to clear any blockages as soon as they’re noticed and you’ll ideally want to wash the gutters down annually to make sure they’re in proper working order, and you can be proactive in things too by installing the likes of gutter guards or mesh systems that will prevent blockages from appearing in the first place. And you’ll want to be prepared too – over the last few years we’ve enjoyed some of the wettest summers in over two decades and this one is no exception, so if you want to make sure the next downpour doesn’t lead to water ingress you’ll want to check your system for any signs of wear and tear.

 Time for an Upgrade?

 Of course, there’s always the chance you’ll discover that your gutters are well and truly past their best and that no amount of TLC will bring them back to their former glory, and that’s when it’s time to seek an upgrade. The right suppliers will be able to ensure you’ve got the guttering system that’s perfect for your needs, and with many modern versions being specifically designed to be low-maintenance you needn’t do too much to keep yours in top condition. So, make sure to give your gutters a once-over and don’t be afraid to invest in a new system if necessary – they’re a vital part of your home and can be key to keeping your entire house in good condition, so never underestimate their importance and you can be safe in the knowledge you’re doing the best you can to keep your house warm, dry and damp-free.

Contact Rhino Roofing on 01905 831364 for your free quotation today!