How are Fascias and Soffits Installed?
Fascias and soffits are essential to any effective roofing system, which is why their correct installation is paramount both to the effectiveness and efficiency of your roof, but also its safety. The right roofing repairs and improvements can last years, seriously diminishing the need for a completely new roof being built at your property for a long period of time.
Here, we explain the process of installing both fascias and soffits, demonstrating the correct procedure when it comes to carrying out this work.
The first stage of the process, removing the gutters is a very important step in this installation work. Once removed, the first row of roof tiles should also be slid back to leave room for the imminent installation of the new fascia and soffit.
Remove fascias and soffits
The next step involves completely removing the roof’s fascias and soffits, trimming back any felt that is damaged to leave an exposed area beneath to work upon.
Check rafter condition
Before continuing, it is imperative that you check the condition of your rafter to ensure it is strong enough to be built upon, before carrying out any necessary repairs if they are required.
Attach soffits and fascias
Once happy with the condition of the rafter, the soffit board can be fixed tightly to the brickwork, providing a sturdy join between the brickwork and the soffit itself. Next, the fascia board can be attached using a double fix to every rafter, ensuring the utmost fix. Then it is the question of the finish. Painting will require attention every 5 years or so. By applying zinc or any other metal finish, painting will be a thing of the past as a metal finish will give years of service without the need for maintenance.
Install rainwater system
Once the fascia and soffit are in place, a rainwater system can now be installed. Available in a range of colours and styles, the guttering is also designed in such a way as to allow the water to drain away thanks to its slight fall. Again, a metal guttering system such as zinc will need no maintenance.
Once the above steps have been completed, and the fascia and soffit are in place, your new roofing structure is ready to be thoroughly cleaned before being left to serve its purpose.
Though the right information is out there to carry out a variety of home improvement work on your roof yourself, it is always worth asking the experts to get those more technical jobs done right for you to ensure their correct procedure and long-lasting results.
Here at JTC Roofing, we are proud to provide high quality roofing installation and repair services to our customers throughout the UK. To find out more about any of our services, or to arrange for roofing work at your property, simply contact us today. Our friendly team will be happy to help answer any enquiries you may have.