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July 2023

The Importance of Your Home’s Fascias, Soffits and Guttering

When it comes to home improvement, it can be common for homeowners to hardly give their fascias, soffits and gutters a second thought. However, neglecting the roofline of your home can lead to costly and avoidable issues down the line. One crucial aspect of the roofline that should not be ignored are the fascias, soffits and guttering. At Richmond Home Improvement we offer comprehensive fascias, soffits and guttering services that can transform your home and ensure its long-term protection.

What are Fascias, Soffits and Guttering?

Fascias are the horizontal boards that are attached to the roof’s rafters. They are responsible for supporting the bottom row of roof tiles and carrying the guttering system. Guttering, on the other hand, collects rainwater from the roof and directs it away from the house, protecting the walls and foundation from water damage. Beneath the fascia is the soffit, another vital element of your roofline. This closes the overhang of the fascia, so weather and wildlife do not get underneath the roof.

The Importance of Fascias, Soffits and Guttering

● Protecting Against Water Damage - Guttering plays a vital role in diverting rainwater away from the roof and foundation of your home. Without proper functioning guttering, rainwater can cause erosion, dampness, and ultimately compromise the structural integrity of your property.

● Preventing Roof Damage - Effective fascias support the roof tiles and prevent them from loosening or falling off during harsh weather conditions. This not only safeguards the roof but also protects the interior of your home from leaks and water damage.

● Enhancing Kerb Appeal - Fascias, soffits and guttering can significantly improve the overall appearance of your home. Richmond Home Improvement offers a wide range of stylish finishes for fascias and guttering systems, allowing you to choose the perfect design that complements your home and enhances its kerb appeal.

Why Neglecting Fascias, Soffits and Guttering is a Mistake

● Costly Repairs - Ignoring fascias and guttering can lead to expensive repairs in the future. Water damage caused by clogged or faulty guttering can result in rotting fascias, which can also lead to rotting of the rafter ends, damaged insulation, and even damp issues. By addressing these issues proactively, you can save yourself from higher repair costs down the line.

● Time-consuming Maintenance - Rotten or decaying fascias require ongoing maintenance like regular painting and repairs. Neglecting them means spending valuable time and effort on continuous upkeep. Opting for low maintenance PVCu/UPVC fascias, soffits and guttering from Richmond Home Improvement can save you time and reduce the need for constant maintenance.

● Aesthetics and Home Value - The condition of your home's roofline can impact its overall aesthetics and value. Neglected fascias, soffits and faulty guttering can give an unsightly look to your property, which can be a deterrent when it comes to selling your home. Investing in a quality fascia, soffit and guttering replacement installation not only adds value to your home but also makes it more attractive to potential buyers.

Potential Asbestos Presence

Homeowners should never neglect or overlook the potential presence of asbestos, which is commonly found in homes constructed before the year 2000. Many homes built post-World War II extensively used asbestos, particularly in boarding under soffits on the roofline. Asbestos poses severe health risks, and it is strictly prohibited by Health & Safety Executive regulations to encapsulate or attempt to fix it without the involvement of licensed contractors. Only these licensed professionals are authorised to undertake its safe removal. Although householders can dispose of asbestos correctly wrapped at Domestic Waste Sites, it comes at a cost.

For safety purposes we at Richmond Home Improvement, have to undergo Asbestos Awareness Training every three years, along with regular toolbox talk updates. Should any potential asbestos content be discovered in close proximity or within our work remit, our operatives are required to halt work immediately and report it for further action to be taken by licensed contractors. Asbestos can lead to serious health hazards so it is always good to be aware of its presence in your property.

Fascias, Soffits and Guttering Repairs and Replacement in Dorset

Fascias, soffits and gutters may seem like small components of a home's roofline, but their importance cannot be overstated. At Richmond Home Improvement our team understands the significance of these elements and we provide professional fascias, soffits and guttering services to homeowners in Poole, Bournemouth and throughout Dorset. By taking care of your fascias and ensuring proper functioning of your guttering system, you can protect your home against water damage, preserve its structural integrity, and enhance its overall appearance. Don't neglect these crucial aspects of your home's roofline - reach out to Richmond Home Improvement today to discuss how we can transform your roofline and provide peace of mind with our 20-year extended guarantee. Your home will thank you for it!

The Importance of Your Home’s Fascias, Soffits and Guttering
The Importance of Your Home’s Fascias, Soffits and Guttering
The Importance of Your Home’s Fascias, Soffits and Guttering

Richmond Home Improvement & Co

Richmond has been run by Allan Tofield since January 1999 and is now a well established and respected company, taking the safety of both staff and clients very seriously by ensuring a comprehensive Health & Safety policy is in place. They are licensed by the Environment Agency and all waste is disposed of responsibly.

They hold comprehensive insurance, providing essential peace of mind in addition to being a member of Certass, Constructionline, CHAS and Safecontractor accredited so are fully building regulations compliant. They are also members of the Bournemouth Property Association.

Their fitting teams are fully employed and can expertly install the locally sourced products to further support the local economy and its environment. Richmond pride themselves on the prompt, polite and professional attention of their staff at all times who are respectful to clients and their property.

All work is fully guaranteed, and their website contains many client testimonials.

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