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Fascias, Soffits and Cladding

Fascias Soffits Cladding

  • Fascias are a horizontal band or board, often used to conceal the ends of rafters.
  • Soffits most often refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, bridging the gap between a home's siding and the roofline.
  • Cladding is the covering of one material with another.

Fascias Soffits Cladding Leeds

Soffits, fascias, cladding, eaves and gable overhangs are susceptible to water damage caused by ice dams, improper flashing, broken slates & tiles, and faulty gutters. Once water has got in, the rot can spread quickly because the wood stays moist within the dark space.

Search our roofing directory for roofing contractors in Leeds who can repair or replace your existing Fascias, soffits or cladding.

 Replacing your existing timber fascias, soffits or cladding can save time and money you can save on painting your home, or repairing / replacing rotting fascias / soffits. This can all be a thing of the past when you replace your fascias, soffits, barge board, guttering or cladding with low maintenance PVC-U building products.

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When replacing a wooden fascia, soffits, cladding or bargeboard, it is recommended that the old fascia, soffits, cladding or bargeboards are all removed. Some 'professionals' will clad over existing wood but this risks trapping moisture which could cause serious rot in the structure.

Current building regulations require ventilation in the soffits for new buildings (equivalent to a one inch gap along the whole perimeter), although not absolutely necessary, when fitting replacement soffit, it is worth considering fitting ventilated soffits to improve ventilation of the roof void.