How To Install Your Own Fascia And Save Money
When your roof needs maintenance, you’ll instantly start thinking about how much the job is going to cost.
After all, roofing services don’t come cheap.
In fact, you can do the fascia board replacement for much cheaper than you’d think if you go the DIY route. Here’s how you can install them yourself and save cash.
Which part is the fascia?
Before you get started, make sure you know which part of your roof is the fascia. The roof is made up of several different parts, and so you want to make sure you’re buying the right parts. Go outside and look at your roof.
You’re looking for the boards that run just underneath the roofline itself. If the boards that run perpendicular to the walls are what need replacing, then you’ll be looking at installing new soffits. The board under the roof that’s visible from the front is the fascia.
Choose the right materials
Now, you’ll need to head out and buy replacements for your old boards. Many older boards are made of wood, and so eventually rot in bad weather. If you’re looking for a replacement, the best thing to do will be to buy a newer metal or uPVC board.
These can stand up to the British weather better, meaning they’ll last much longer. Also, choose what colour you want. Modern fascias come in a huge range of colours and styles, so pick one that will look good on your home.
Measure to see how much you need
Like any home improvement job, you’ll need to measure the roof first to see how much fascia you’ll need to get the job done.
This shouldn’t take you too long, as you can simply measure the existing fascias. Then, just take those measurements to your local DIY store or you can also order online if you prefer to.
Check your roof before starting
Before you get started with replacing your fascias, you’ll need to inspect your roof to see if there’s any other damage. Waterlogged or rotten fascias can be a sign that there are issues in the roof itself. Check that all your roof tiles are in place, and that there’s nothing excessive growing on them.
Check there’s no blockages in the gutters, which could be overflowing water into the roof. Next, get into the attic and take a look. Are any of the beams bowing, or can you see light through the roof? If you can, fix these issues before you start on the fascia.
Get a friend to help
Finally, ensure that you have a friend to help you get the job done. They can hand up pieces to you to install, making it a lot quicker. They can also keep you safe as you work, meaning that the job is as risk free as possible.
With these tips, you can install your own fascias. It’s a lot easier than you think it is, so get out there and save some cash on your roof.