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Fascias and Soffit Repair

The whole idea behind your fascia and soffits are that they’re not noticed. If all is well, they shouldn’t even be in your thoughts the majority of the time. However, that poses a new issue: being able to notice a problem before it gets bad. Since we’re not likely to look in so specific a place as the fascia and soffit, we’re unlikely to notice any problems until they get bad. That said, if you’re interested in fascias and soffits repair in North Wales, here is a basic guide to the most likely problems to face with both devices, and what can be done.

#1. Bee/hornet/wasp nests

This is probably the easiest to notice. Hornets and wasps in particular, are very territorial insects and will buzz about and even sting people who get too close. So, when the nest is built, it likely won’t take you long to notice, unless the nest has been made on the side of the house you don’t typically venture around to. If that happens, then it may be a bit, and when you finally notice, you’ll find that the nest has likely grown. If it’s still small, you can get it down with a broom and a few quick jabs. However, if it’s grown reasonably large, then you’ll have to call an exterminator.

#2. Water and water damage

Under normal circumstances, your fascia and soffit are designed to handle water. However, a damaged soffit is another story. If water gets into a damaged soffit, it can build and build up until it becomes a real problem. Worse yet, it may be a bit before you notice, even when it gets bad. At this point, one of two things will happen. Either the water will build up to the point where the soffit just falls out from under it, or the water will be small in amount, but be there so long it starts to create mould and mildew. Thankfully, like most cases of mould/mildew, fixing it is simple. Just get a broom, a cleaning solution comprised of water and bleach, and scrub the mould/mildew off of the soffit. It shouldn’t take long for it to fall off from there. As for water build up. It’s best for a professional to replace your soffit, if you don’t know how.

Fascias and soffits are delicate parts of your house, when they get even a bit damaged. So be sure to keep an eye on them and watch for when they start to show problems. Visit the site for more details.

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