As seen in this photo this house looks extremely run down and requires new fascia’s, soffits, guttering and cladding. The lintel above the window and front door had also taking a bashing and was leaking water between the lintel and the lower cladding area.
Throughout this blog we will take you through step by step on how we transformed this run down house in Whittlesea Peterborough, to a more modern and insulated property.
Replacement or Capping over Fascia and Soffits
There are two methods of sorting out old run down fascia’s and soffits. Many Peterborough homeowners when asked by the roofline salesmen will be asked what they want to achieve with new fascias and soffits. 9 out of 10 times the homeowner will reply that they do not want to ever repaint their fascia and soffit boards and they want it to remain looking clean.
Types of replacement fascia’s
Capping Fascia’s – If your aim is to simply never paint your fascias and soffits again then capping over the fascias and soffits might be the best option. Another term for this would be over-boarding as this is an excellent cheaper choice. By placing new fascia and soffit boards directly over the top of the current ones will prevent decades of roofline issues without the need to remove the existing ones. As this is much quicker to achieve, then this will save you hundreds if not thousands of pounds.
Full Replacement Fascias – If your roofline is infested or rotted in a large area of the roof then this is a must option. If you have a roofline issues such as inadequate pitch or even a lack of tile or slate cover or a large area of wood rot, then the supporting structure will need to be replaced. A full replacement fascias and soffits will however take considerably much longer than capping over, therefore will cost much more not only due to man time, but the boards cost considerably more also.
To keep the cost down the Peterborough homeowner requested for the fascia board and soffits to boarded over the existing fascias and soffits boards. As there was no damage to the existing support beams and the fascia and soffit boards then this was the best option.