Fascias in Sheffield and Ecclesall | Joining Soffits, Fascias and Guttering

 

Is your roofline showing signs of wear, tear or damage? If you are in the market to upgrade your Sheffield or Ecclesall home, it makes sense to replace all roofline components at the same time. If your budget won’t stretch to a complete overhaul of the system, we advise replacing the fascias and guttering together at the very least, and to replace the soffits later. This is because we attach guttering to the fascia boards.

 

Having our roofing contractors work on both of these roofline components at the same time is not only more cost-effective, but it also minimises disruption for the customer too.

 

Put simply, when replacing fascias, we fit the individual boards together then attach guttering at the most relevant points. This blog post examines the joining process.

 

To schedule an initial consultation for roofline replacement work, please call us on 0114 442 5571 or 07478 701183. A member of our team will happily visit your Sheffield, Ecclesall or Yorkshire home to discuss your options.

 

Joining Fascias

 

There are currently no industry regulations stating how to join fascia boards together. This is why it is so important to only hire a roofing contractor with an outstanding track record for installing soffits, fascias and guttering. At RW Roofing, we have fitted roofline products with care since 2012. Our team shares over 30 years of trade experience.

 

You can rest assured that we work in line with the trade’s most demanding standards for quality of workmanship. While every roofline installation we perform in Sheffield or Ecclesall takes on a unique approach, our process for joining fascias and guttering usually involves the following:

 

  • Joining the different ends of your fascia boards to the corresponding ends of the timber rafter. We use either galvanised or stainless steel fittings for this. We leave an 8mm to 10mm gap between the two ends.
  • Concealing the respective ends of the fascias as well as their fixings. To achieve this, we place a fascia joiner cover over the top of both ends.
  • Independently anchoring the fascia’s joiner cover to the timber rafter’s end. To do this, we add the same style of fitting used to secure the fascias into place. We do the same at the centres. This makes joints structurally sound and much less intrusive from a visual angle.

 

Attaching Guttering to Fascias

 

With the fascia boards fitted in place, we then connect the guttering to them. To do this, we attach the fittings that carry the guttering components directly onto the fascias. There is not a universal method for this. Instead, the approach we take at your Sheffield, Ecclesall or Yorkshire property depends on the manufacturer of your rainwater system.

 

Every system has its own manufacturer and every manufacturer has its own specification for the correct distance between fittings. They will usually calculate this spacing based on the maximum distance to reduce cost and wastage.

 

Like any reputable roofing contractor, we adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines for fixing guttering to fascias where appropriate. As time-served specialists, we use common sense in all aspects of a roofline installation. This means, if we deem it necessary, that we may move fittings a few millimetres closer together. The better supported fascias and guttering are, the more resilience they have against heavy rainfall, strong winds and other extreme weather conditions.

Call 0114 442 5571 or 07478 701183 to discuss new soffits, fascias and guttering. We carry out roofline installations in Sheffield, Ecclesall and the surrounding areas.

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