The UK’s weather is known for its unpredictability. It’s common to see a sunny sky in the morning followed by a massive storm in the afternoon. We also see plenty of snow, sleet, and rain throughout the year, especially here in London.
Unfortunately, the harsh weather experienced in the UK can take a toll on your home. It can eventually cause parts of your roof structure to become loose or completely detached, which allows waters ingress, which is capable of damaging your property.
To avoid this scenario, it is important to have the health of your property’s roof surveyed. We can help by performing an annual roof survey, which assesses the condition of your UPVC guttering, soffits, cladding, fascia boards, and barge boards.
Our inspections check for blockages and damage to your roof structure. By identifying any issues early on, you can avoid the expense of an emergency roof repair. Roof inspections also help you catch any minor problems before they cause major damage to your roof, like loose tiles or gaps in your fascia.
Fascias and soffits are put in place to shield your home’s roof rafters and joists from the weather. If their condition deteriorates, they will no longer effective and may let water into your property’s roof cavity. This can cause severe structural damage in a surprisingly short amount of time.
Other roof components can also often affected by the harsh UK weather. Storms with high winds can throw debris into gutters and drainpipes. When it begins raining, the water cannot get past blockages created by the debris, leading to water running down the side of your property.
When water exits gutters and drainpipes this way, it can leave unsightly marks on your property’s walls. It also increases the risk of water ingress into the building via windows, air vents, and other entry points.
Over the course of years, having water streaming down the side of your home can lead to more severe issues affecting fascias, cladding, soffits, and barge boards. It can even compromise the integrity of your property’s foundations.
Many London homes still have the original wooden or metal gutters, fascia boards, and soffits that they were built with. While most homeowners believe that these components will las for many decades, they do require maintenance as they are the home’s front-line defines against the harsh UK weather. Their exposed position means they are impacted heavily by rain, wind, and sun exposure.
If you own an older home that has all-original fascias and soffits, it is very likely that these components are made from wood. If the paintwork or varnish on these pieces of timber has been damaged, they will warp or rot surprisingly quickly. Not only will this increase the risk of water ingress, it can decrease the value of your home
If you do need new fascias, gutters, or soffits, our company can install products made from Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (UPVC). UPVC is a low maintenance wood-substitute which does not require painting or varnishing.
UPVC products are extremely durable and can withstand extremely harsh weather. They are much more cost effective than timber components as they rarely need to be replaced. There is no risk of problems like warping or rot, which occurs in products made from timber.
Another advantage of using UPVC fascias, gutters, and soffits is that they are available in a wide range of colours. It’s easy to find a colour which perfectly matches the design aesthetic of your property.
Our consultants can help you find the perfect soffits to match your fascia boards, giving your property an attractive and clean finish.
UPVC soffit and fascia systems can also incorporate built-in ventilation slots. These slots help to reduce the level of moisture in your loft, which protects your roof rafters from damage.
Regardless of the design aesthetic or age of your property, we will help you find UPVC roofing components that look fantastic. We offer UPVC products that are suitable for both commercial and residential properties. All products can be installed by our talented team of professional roofers and our rates are extremely competitive.