Many houses built in the
1960 and onwards were all to often built into the property
'wet' which resulted in the wood not having it protective gloss
paint intacked. This has caused wood rot and many problems
with fascia and subsequent guttering damage.
Then along came Pvc Cladding
which provides a superior material which is ideal for cladding
and also with the advantage that it does not require painting,
so is virtually maintenance free.
How to replace fascia boards
There are two ways you can use pvc cladding to
upgrade your current fascia and soffit boards.
First is to remove all the old fascia boards and
remove the first row of tiles above the guttering and fit a bendy
plastic strip under the fist row of tiles. Then fit new fascia
boards. If you do it this way the boards are normally thicker.
The second way is to just cover the original wood
with PVC cladding, but if you choose this method you should ensure
that you provide ventilation to the soffit boards or without
it you may cause a condensation problem in the loft space.
It is normal practice for most professional cladding
installers to use method one but this is not always the case.
If you are getting a professional company to do the job for you
ask what method they will be using, as there is considerably
less labour involved in method two.
If you are looking for a quality fascia
boards company the Kestrel Building Products will be able to help.