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4 Tips for Maintaining Your Fascias, Soffits, and Gutters

Tired, dirty, or damaged fascias and gutters not only ruin the curb appeal of your home, but can also cause serious issues. Soffits, fascias, and gutters keep water away from your home and offer additional support to the structure of your house, so it’s vital they are well-maintained. In this post, we’ll share with you the four top things you can do to keep your gutters, fascias, and soffits maintained year-round in Reading.

Fascias, Soffits and Gutters Maintainance

1. Peeling and flaking paint

If your fascias and soffits are made of timber, flaking and peeling paint is common. Not only does this ruin the aesthetics of your home but it can leave them vulnerable to moisture problems and rot.

Sanding down and repainting your soffits and fascias is a quick way to get them looking presentable again.

However, replacing them with modern, uPVC alternatives will drastically improve the curb appeal and eliminate the need to repaint in the future.

2. Unclog gutters

It’s easy to forget about our gutters, but they need to be cleaned out regularly to keep them working efficiently. Once they’re clogged, rainwater will slosh over the sides and run down your walls, leading to issues with mould and damp.

Whether you hire a professional to clean your gutters or do it yourself, try to clean them once every few months to keep them running smoothly.

3. Inspect for leaks

A leaking gutter doesn’t look like much of an issue but it will quickly lead to severe rising damp inside your home.

When water escapes the gutters through a leak rather than being carried away, it seeps into the foundations and walls. Over time, this can become a costly problem, even though the leak never looks that bad.

Whenever it’s raining, do a quick check of your gutters to make sure water isn’t escaping. If it is, you’ll need gutter repairs or a replacement if it’s too old and damaged.

4. Invest in upgrades

If your gutters, fascias, and soffits haven’t been touched for years, the best option might be to replace them with modern upgrades.

Not only will this make them more efficient, but it will also transform the look of your property. We recommend high-quality uPVC which has a long life and is easy to install. Not to mention it comes in a range of colours and styles to suit any home.

Your local fascia, soffit, and guttering experts in Reading

If you’re worried about damage to your gutters, give our team at Fantastic Fascia Roofing Services a call today. With over 25 years of experience in the roofing and fascia industry, we can quickly identify any problems and offer you the best solutions. We pride ourselves on offering affordable, quality products to our clients so will help you transform your home on budget.

Roofing and Fascia replacements in Reading

"Craig's team completed a superb job on our roof for a very competitive price with complete professionalism. We would definitely recommend fantastic fascias."

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