When should you replace soffits and fascias

When Should You Replace Soffits And Fascias?

Replacing your soffits and fascias may go to the bottom of your to-do list if you have a lot of upcoming projects, maintenance activities, and other comparable issues to deal with for the building you manage.

It’s likely that you won’t notice their current situation unless something happens to bring it to your attention. After all, how often do you look up to inspect the condition of your buildings roof and all of its components?

Keeping an eye on their condition, however, is critical to sustaining the health of the roof and the entire building.

If your soffits and fascias are constructed of wood and are beginning to rot, delaying replacements will cost you a lot of money. Water can leak into the roof structure over time, resulting in decay, dampness, and other water damage.

Read on to find out when you should replace your soffits and fascia…

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Are Your Wooden Fascias And Soffits Showing Replacement Signs?

Wooden fascias and soffits can cause problems such as water damage.

In order to keep the protection and the wood beneath, such sections should be repainted at least once a year. Water can attack the wood and soften it, eventually causing it to decay, if it no longer has paint on it or if it has started to peel.

Rain has a habit to find its way into whatever space it can. If your wooden soffits and fascias have rotted in certain locations, the rain will be able to enter your building.

Even if there are no visible symptoms of a leak, you may notice dampness in the affected areas.

Is It Time To Repair?

Wooden fascias and soffits have constant upkeep and care, once there’s water damage it’s best to replace your soffits and fascias to avoid it causing further damage to your building.

Opting For Aluminium Soffits And Fascia

Aluminium soffits and fascias can provide you with long-lasting protection and comfort — aluminium has long been praised for its capacity to withstand harsh weather, so there’s little doubt about how long it can last.

Benefits Of Aluminium Soffits

Aluminium soffits, which are available in vented versions, are also used to ventilate a building. They allow air to circulate throughout the home while minimising the amount of moisture that can infiltrate, reducing damp issues.

Soffits are a crucial part of any roofing installation since they protect the bottom of the roof edges and help to keep the weather out. This increases the roof’s lifespan and decreases the need for roof maintenance. They are both decorative and useful components of any roofing system.

HJA Fabrications offers three standard systems, but others can be customised to match your specific requirements. If necessary, ventilation apertures can be incorporated into the soffit systems.

Aluminium soffit systems with polyester powder coating (PPC) are available in a variety of BS and RAL colours. After production drawings are approved, the normal turnaround time is 2–3 weeks.

Benefits Of Aluminium Fascias

While wood is the less expensive option, keep in mind that it will need to be repainted and will eventually deteriorate no matter how well you care for it. Although aluminium is more expensive initially, it will last longer and require less maintenance in the long run.

Fascias made of aluminium are low-maintenance, lightweight, and of great quality.


Replacing your wood fascia and soffits with aluminium will not only give your building a distinct aesthetic advantage but will also provide you with a long-term solution.

For more information on our aluminium soffits and fascia, as well as any of our other products, contact us today.

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For any of your rainwater and guttering system needs; we can provide trusted help and advice along the way – especially with design and material choices. The key benefit to using HJA for your roofing and guttering needs is that we can provide a complete system from bespoke fabrications to soffits and louvres.

We pride ourselves on our unrivalled technical experience in the aluminium trade and the understanding and care we provide for our customers. Our business principles are the foundation of our company – reliability, consistency and quality.

We understand the quality and efficiency that is required by our customers and we deliver every time. Get in touch with an expert today.

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