Fascias and Soffits, just like any other components of a home, do not last forever. They can become tired and worn out over time which implies that you’ll have to replace them to prevent further damage. Getting this project completed can be quite costly, but it doesn’t have to be. Fitting soffits and fascias is very simple task which will leave you with both a modern and contemporary styling which requires little maintenance and also more savings. What’s more? You don’t have to worry about repainting the fascias and soffits on an annual basis, all you need to do is a gentle wipe down of the features with a damp cloth to have them look good.
If you’re a competent DIYer and confident enough to pull off this task, then all the better. However, if otherwise, we’d strongly recommend you hire the services of a reliable contractor who can guarantee the best results for help. Here are the steps you can follow to fit your fascias and soffits.
Fascias ( a 18mm fascia board)
✓ This is designed for a direct fix without a need for a timber substrate. Simply secure them directly to the rafters with the help of 2 x 65mm a4 stainless steel fixing nails per rafter.
✓ Ensure that the rafters are level.
✓ Cut the boards back 5mm per edge to enable expansion where any white corner trims, joint trims or angle trims is needed.
✓ Secure the guttering to all third rafter.
Soffit ( 9mm soffit board)
✓ Ensure that the preservative treatment to the structural timber has dried out.
✓ Fix all utility boards of about 100mm to 605mm in width at a maximum of 60mm centres.
✓ If ventilation is needed, there are some soffits that are available in 150mm to 605mm widths and also provides the 10mm air gap needed for roof with a pitch above 15 degrees