Fascia Full Removal
Full removal of timber fascia and soffits is required on nearly all our installations due to the age of the original timbers, lack of maintenance and timber damage. Additionally, if the fascia and soffits have been capped over before in UPVC and not installed correctly, this allows the timbers to sweat and rot behind the UPVC and will therefore need removal. This will all be determined on a site inspection by our surveyor who has been in the industry 20+ years and will give you a free report with a written quote on the day.
If a full removal is required, our experienced fitters will start by removing the first row of tiles in order to expose the felt line. In most cases, the felt line has crumbled away due to exposure to daylight and UV rays. We then cut back the decayed feltline to expose the rafter tales. After the fascia is re fitted, we fit a rigid PVC under felt and over fascia eaves guard which sits snugly under the damaged felt line and once the guttering is fitted the guard will dress over and into the gutter.
We then remove the guttering and then take down the existing wooden fascia board and wooden soffit board
Once removed we will install new rafter / eaves ends to make sure that they are in good condition and that they are straight and true by using a string line and level, if need be we replace any decayed eave ends to asssure the new pvc board will have a good fixing.
We now fit your chosen style of soffit board, and depending on whether you chose a flat board soffit or a tongue and groove style soffit it will now fit upto our newly installed rafter/eaves ends, again making sure it is straight and true.
New Fascia Board
We now fit the new UPVC 19mm thick fascia board using 65mm stainless steel polytop nails, we then add an over fascia vent, this is a hidden linear vent which allows the loft space to breath and does away with ugly disc vents or vented soffit board which always looks dirty after a period of time.
We now fit the eaves guard/ felt replacement board,this will now ensure that any rain water is properly channelled away from your original felt that i cut back and ensures that it falls into your new guttering, and not going onto or behind your fascia boards.
Finally the guttering and down pipes are installed, using again a level and string line to make sure the rainwater is flowing towards the downpipes and is dispersing as quick as possible.
We then fit the hedgehog gutter guard system to ensure all gutters remain clean and free from debris.
Finally all new upvc is cleaned, and all rubbish is removed from site.
Bargeboards and Boxends
Bargeboards are the timbers fitted to gable ended properties. More often than not they have soffit boards fitted underneath as well. The bargeboards come down to meet the fascia boards to which the guttering is attached to, and this area, where they meet is called the ‘box end’.
These box ends are an important visual element of your house and if fitted correctly will enhance the look of your property. We see many examples of poorly constructed box ends and you probably won’t have to look far to see one of these yourself.
So regardless as to whether it’s a cap over or full wood removal installation that we are carrying out we always make sure that special attention is paid to the box end detail and that they are fitted precisely and in one piece.
To us at the The Gutter Company it is an important part in achieving customer satisfaction, therefore we want the finished look of the ‘box ends’ to aesthetically complement your house.
Sometimes we do come across rafters that are rotten , this is very hard to see before you actually remove the original barge board, this one was hidden behind the original wooden barge board and then had been capped over.
Reliable, affordable Fascia Full Removal from a local company you can trust. Contact us on 01202 470044 for a free quote.
The UPVC product which we use is Freefoam , we use them as apposed to anyone else (and we have tried most) as they offer great guarantees but more than that ,they have a dedicated page for freefoam registered installers, which we are one off, so you can look at our progress, and once your installation is complete we register your property with Freefoam, and they send out a transferable guarantee certificate for the products we have fitted. Below are the different types of guarantee offered by Freefoam that only registered installers can offer.
50 Year Lifetime Extended Guarantee
Freefoam offers an extended 50 year Lifetime transferable guarantee on all white profiles in addition to the standard 20 year guarantee. The extended guarantee is available on roofline, cladding and rainwater installation projects, where only the Freefoam brand is used and fitted, and registered online by a Freefoam Registered Installer.
20 Year Standard Guarantee
All white Freefoam products are automatically covered by its standard 20 year guarantee. Products are guaranteed not to warp, crack, discolour or blister and provide resistance to air pollution. This level of protection can simply be extended to the industry leading Lifetime Guarantee.
The Freefoam colour range of fascia, soffit, cladding and rainwater products is eligible for a 10 Year Guarantee unique in the roofline industry. Backed by Freefoam’s own innovative Colormax®.
The Freefoam woodgrain range of fascia, soffit and cladding is eligible for a 10 Year Guarantee. Manufactured with market leading Renolit EXOFOL MX foil with Solar Shield technology (SST) which offers built-in sun reflection that reduces heat absorption, thus minimising profile temperature and expansion.
The Freefoam guarantee doesn’t end when a property changes hands. It can be transferred to the new owners and subsequent owners so they can continue to enjoy the same peace of mind. Some guarantees only cover domestic properties, but the Freefoam guarantee can also be used by landlords and specifiers from Local Authorities, Housing Associations and commercial projects.
Go to My Free Foam to find out more.
Black Ash Fascia
Black Ash Soffit Board
Anthracite Grey Fascia
Anthracite Grey Soffit Board
Dark Grey Fascia
Dark Grey Soffit Board
Irish Oak Fascia
Irish Oak Soffit Board
Leather Brown Fasica
Leather Brown Fasica
Light Oak Fasica
Light Oak Soffit Board
Mahogany Soffit Board
Pale Gold Fasica
Pale Gold Sofit Board
Black Soffit Board
Regal Blue Fascia
Regal Blue Soffit Board
Rosewood Soffit Board
Rustic Green Fascia
Rustic Green Soffit Board
Sable Soffit Board
Storm Grey Fascia
Storm Grey Soffit Board
White Soffit Board