KG Installations Ltd - Fascias, Soffits and Guttering
Guttering, fascias and soffits play a vital role in protecting your home from water ingress and damage. Soffits and fascias help to bridge the gap between your roofing timber and the wall of the property, as well as to support the guttering. At KG Installations Ltd in Hampshire, we can install or repair any guttering, fascias or soffits.
Before looking at whether you need any new guttering, soffits or fascias, it is important that you understand the differences between them and the roles that they have in the maintenance of your home.
Fascias in Hampshire
The fascia is the board that runs parallel to the building. It is attached to the property by the soffit, and the guttering is then attached to the fascia. Supporting the guttering is no easy task; during times of heavy downfall, several gallons of rainwater can pass through your guttering in a matter of seconds.
Your fascia will also join the wall to the roofline, and will further help support the lower roofing tiles. By joining the wall to the roofline, fascias (and soffits) also stop birds, bats and other pests from entering your home. They also stop water from penetrating the space between your roof and walls, helping to avoid any structural damage caused by damp.
Soffits in Hampshire
Joined to the fascia, your soffit is tucked underneath and is the board that you can see when you are standing directly below the guttering. The soffit will usually have little air slits in for ventilation. Along with your fascia, the soffit will help to cover your rafter beams and to support some of your roof structure. It is also far more visually appealing than wooden rafters, and it is becoming more and more common for households to go the extra mile with soffit design and patterns.
However, perhaps the most important role of the soffit is providing ventilation to your roof space, without allowing water to enter the property. The gaps on the underside of the soffit allow this to occur, and it is vital in cycling out the unwanted heat and moisture in your home.
uPVC Fascias and Soffits
KG Installations Ltd only supply a top quality uPVC fascia and soffit. White is the most popular colour however there is a variety of colours available. uPVC fascias and soffits are designed as a low- maintenance and cost-effective solution when replacing the old wooden ones.
Capping or Replacing?
KG Installations Ltd do not cover/cap over existing wooden fascia and soffits as this will not stop the covered wood from rotting if the process has already begun.
Myth: It is cheaper to cap/cover the existing fascia and soffit.
Fact: This is a common practice and as it is generally a faster job to cap, it may be cheaper. However, this is not always the case as some disreputable ‘installers’ will charge you just as much! There is more craftsmanship involved in replacing new fascias and soffits especially when designing the box ends and this takes much longer but carried out with expertise will look good and last for decades.
Myth: Capping/covering over the fascias will protect the wood from rotting.
Fact: The original timber fascias and rafter ends will rot over time if they have already been subjected to water ingress, either via broken tiles, blocked overflowing gutters, or condensation trapped in the eaves. If the affected wood is not cut out and replaced with new, the rot will continue to spread unseen under the capping and will eventually damage the rafter ends resulting in the fascia falling off.
Guttering in Hampshire
The guttering on your property is responsible for draining any rainwater away from your roof and other parts of your home. Without proper guttering, water can seep into different parts of your home including windows, doors, roofing and foundations, causing significant damage.
In order to keep your fascias and soffits healthy, it is imperative that you make sure that the guttering is clear! A blocked gutter causes water to pool, and the first area of your home to be damaged by this is the fascia board. If this happens, then you could end up with a weak roof structure, costing you more money in the long run.
Benefits of uPVC fascias, soffits and guttering installed by KG Installations Ltd:
- Installed by fully qualified installers with over 25 years experience.
- Choice of colours: White, Cream, Black, Anthracite grey, Dark Grey, Slate Grey, Chartwell Green, Green, Red, Blue, Light Oak, Irish Oak, Rosewood.
- Colour matched trims, cladding, sealant.
- PVC guttering, downpipes and adapters in colours to complement the fascias.
- Fully guaranteed.
If you have fascias and/or soffits that need replacing, look no further than KG Installations Ltd. We cover all of Hampshire and can be reached on 02392 258616 or 0779893662, or send us a message through our contact page.