A criminally underrated part of the waterproofing of a property is the use of the soffit, fascia and gutter systems. These features act as the first line of defence against weather extremities of rain, snow, and sleet, working tirelessly to ensure that your property is protected.
It is not until soffits, fascia and gutters start to fail that you notice just how vital they are to a property. This makes it essential to be able to recognise the signs when they start to fail or show signs of their age.
Read on to find out about the signs that your soffits, fascia and gutters need replacing.
Holes or gaps in your soffit board are the easiest way for birds and insects to get into your property. If you find animal droppings in in your roof space or see birds disappearing under your soffits, they may have decided to use the space as a nest. Depending on the size of your property and your proximity to the roof, you may actually be able to hear the animals inside the roofing system.
Get in touch with specialists as quickly as possible to prevent long-lasting damage to your property.
Fasteners Coming Apart
In order to keep soffits, fascia and gutters functioning at 100% they have to be correctly installed to the side of your property. This is done using fasteners that keep the system from slipping or falling away altogether.
If you find screws scattered around the base of your property this may be due to the fasteners coming undone or having sustained damage. Several screws can be easily replaced with a ladder and basic DYI skills, but if the parts keep falling away a full replacement may be in order.
There are a multitude of issues that can lead to your fascia rotting, many of them indicative of a full soffit, fascia and gutter replacement being needed. When a fascia board rots it creates a structural weakness and gap within the system that can lead to an accumulation of damp within your property.
This issue needs to be addressed quickly to prevent damage to the contents of your home. Hire Burbage Home Improvements to resolve this quickly and efficiently.
Soffits, fascia and gutters are in place to safely dispose of water that would otherwise collide with and wear down the outer walls of your property. A leakage shows that their purpose is not being fulfilled correctly.
A leakage is pretty easy to identify as you will likely hear it when it rains.
Contact Burbage Home Improvements
As market leaders within the home improvements sector, our team at Burbage Home Improvements are specialists in providing bespoke property solutions across the sectors of conservatories, orangeries, roof replacement and insulation, porches, fascia and soffits, fitted windows and door replacements.