Fascias, soffits and bargeboards are present in most Scottish homes and need to be looked after properly. However, original fascias and soffits demand frequent maintenance; otherwise they start to fail your home and can cause serious water damage to the property. No-one wants that to happen.
Softwood Timber – Wood is known for being a very porous material. Once water gets into it and past the outer layer, there’s usually no going back - woodworm and structural damage will likely occur. In contrast, UPVC roofline is resistant to rotting, doesn’t need repainting, won’t discolour and can be largely left alone – the occasional clean is the only bit of upkeep you will need to concern yourself with.
Full Replacement or Cap-Over – When timber roofline starts rotting away, some householders attempt to fit capping boards over the existing softwood / timber fascias instead of replacing it with brand new UPVC fascias. It may be less costly than commissioning a full replacement of the fascias, but is only a temporary fix as the rotten wood still lies underneath and will continue causing problems. Over time, the nails will come loose, leaving the fascias exposed and putting your back to square one.