Fascias, Soffits and Cladding
Fascias are a horizontal
band or board, often used to conceal the ends of
Soffits most often refers to the
material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall
to the outer edge of the roof, bridging the gap between a home's
siding and the roofline.
Cladding is the covering of one
material with another.
Soffits, fascias, cladding, eaves and gable
overhangs are susceptible to water damage caused by ice dams,
improper flashing, broken slates & tiles, and faulty
gutters. Once water has got in, the rot can spread
quickly because the wood stays moist within the dark
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contractors in Leeds who can repair or replace your
existing Fascias, soffits or cladding.
your existing timber fascias, soffits or cladding can
save time and money you can save on painting your home, or
repairing / replacing rotting fascias / soffits. This can all be a
thing of the past when you replace your fascias, soffits, barge
board, guttering or cladding with low maintenance PVC-U building
When replacing a
wooden fascia, soffits, cladding or bargeboard, it is
recommended that the old fascia, soffits, cladding or
bargeboards are all removed. Some 'professionals' will clad over
existing wood but this risks trapping moisture which could cause
serious rot in the structure.
Current building regulations require ventilation
in the soffits for new buildings (equivalent to a one inch gap
along the whole perimeter), although not absolutely necessary, when
fitting replacement soffit, it is worth considering fitting
ventilated soffits to improve ventilation of the roof void.