Most people in Wrexham have never heard of fascias & soffits, but every home has them. Therefore, it is important to know what they are and how they help, to determine if you need to replace or repair yours. The soffit is located underneath the rafter tails on the outside of the building. The fascia is a horizontal band towards the end of your rafters. Both are found in the eave area of the home and are necessary, not just for appeal, but for protection from the elements and pests.
The soffit and fascia can be painted any colour and can also include decorative natures, such as scrolls, leaves and other options. Any architectural elements will help you home have a finished look and can add visual interest or just make it seem like all the other homes in the area.
Protection Against Elements
Another reason to consider them is that they can help protect against the elements, such as rain, snow, wind and ice. In many cases, areas with high winds can cause the rain to come up under the eaves, and the soffit is there to prevent water from coming into the home.
Protection Against Pests/Animals
The soffit can also keep birds, squirrels and other animals from climbing into the house and is usually used to “hide” the ventilation system so that the animals can’t use it to get into the home.
When thinking about fascias and soffits in Wrexham, you’ll want to consider the various building materials used to create them. Many times, they are made of wood or aluminium though other metals can be used. However, more and more people are turning to vinyl or UPVC because they are more durable and require less maintenance. Click here to get more information.
Other Things To Consider
While the soffit and fascia will help protect your house from the weather and animals, there are other things you should consider, as well. Your gutters should be in working order so they can take some of the water from the roof, so that it doesn’t stay on top of the roof or fall onto the house, which can cause damage.
Other Helpful Tips
Check the soffit and fascia periodically to ensure there is no mould or mildew. You can also check to ensure the paint isn’t peeling and that there are no wasp or bee nests.
Fascias & soffits in Wrexham will help keep your home looking beautiful and keeping you warm and dry. Visit Morton & Jones today if you think you need to replace your soffit and fascia, as they can help you make the correct decisions.