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uPVC Replacement or over-clad fascia and soffit?

For our first post, we’ll be talking about your ‘Roofline‘ area.

It’s called roofline because it’s the area at the base of your roof and runs around the property perimeter. In most houses, you’ll usually find the guttering screwed to the fascia boards. The soffit boards are the area under the fascia board and are sometimes vented. Venting can also be placed above the fascia, called ‘over fascia vent’.

Have a look at the image below:

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When it come to replacing fascia and soffit, there are two main methods;

Method 1: Nail 10mm ‘L’ shaped coverboard over the existing timber fascia.

Method 2: Remove the existing fascia and replace with a minimum of 16mm thick uPVC fascia boards

Method 1 should only be used if the existing wood is sound and has been well maintained. If the timber is rotten, you will only be adding to the problem by increasing the load on the boards.

Method 2 is always a better option as sometimes the rot cannot be easily seen. 16mm thickness and above are suitable to nail directly to the rafters and can support the weight of guttering without additional support.

Be careful of traders offering to replace your fascia when they only ‘cap over’ the existing boards. You could be paying too much and only delaying future problems as opposed to solving them. In some extreme cases, it has been known for traders to fit 10mm as replacement – this thickness board is simply NOT SUFFICIENT to directly nail guttering to (the minimum is 16mm thick). Swish Building Products are one manufacturer and can be found here: http://www.swishbp.co.uk/products/fascias/

Remember: 10mm is for capping over, anything over 16mm is for replacing. Make sure you know what material is being used on your roof! It’s not the brand that’s important as most manufacturers use similar materials to produce uPVC boards, it’s the thickness of the boards and their correct application. The boards are usually fitted using 50mm or 65mm ‘ringshanked’ nails with white heads to match the boards.

At Universal Roofing and Building, we always try to advise our customers in their best interests to ensure your roof is well protected and well maintained. If you need advice, contact us using the menus above.

Our NEW ‘Roofing tips’ category

Thanks for taking a look at this new area.

We’ll be bringing you handy maintenance tips on how to keep your roof performing the best way possible and things to look out for. The roof is the most vulnerable part of the property and yet it’s the most important part to take care of but don’t worry, we’ll help you keep things working as they should and we’re happy to give our customers free advice without obligation.

We care about our work and we care about our customers!

Happy New Year to all our customers

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We’ll be out celebrating the New Year while our web designer works on bringing you a brand new design with new features, technical blog and social networking features.

As always, we’d like to wish all of our customers a wonderful and prosperous 2014!

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Merry Christmas from Universal Roofing

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Universal Roofing would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for a great year and don’t forget, if Santa damages your roof by accident – we’re on hand to fix it!!!

Here’s to a prosperous 2013…

Brickwork: before and after pictures

Here’s a few ‘before and after pictures’ of recent work. We’re ready and waiting for your call. Free estimates, free expert advice. What are you waiting for?

Thank you!

We just wanted to say thank you to all our internet customers for embracing our new website and most of all for getting in touch.

We’ve been busy lately but we’re always happy to hear from you if you need help with your roofing or home maintenance problems – remember, all our quotes are free, no obligation and we don’t do pressure sales.

Call us today and take advantage of our special discount offer!

 

Universal Roofing Special Offer!

OFFER EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER MONTH!

Universal Roofing always offer FREE estimates, FREE roof checks and now we have another offer for you:

We are currently offering 10% discount for all new web customers for March 2012. Times are hard out there and we all need a little help so here’s our deal to help keep your cost down!

CONTACT US TODAY QUOTING ‘UNIVERSAL WEB’ TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT

Universal Roofing’s 1st Web Customer!!

We launched the site on Saturday 7th January and have received our first enquiry from the web! We’re excited about this because we have invested into the web site and wanted to know that it would actually work and bring in some business.

We’ve worked closely with KW Systems on creating the right keywords and making sure that Google lists us higher in the search engine rankings and it seems to be working!

Thanks to all our visitors for your support and thanks for sharing using the buttons below to spread the word!

One more thing; we’ve also added a few ‘before and after’ images to our gallery. Click hereto view

New livery!

Today, we are pleased to announce we have a new van to add to the fleet, sign-written with the website address and ready to come to your rescue should you need us! We’ll be posting a picture soon!

Welcome to the official Universal Roofing web site

We’ve been working closely with the KW Systems to bring you a stylish, informative and easy-to-navigate website. Please have a look around the site and feel free to let us know what you think using the contact form.

Universal Roofing and Building – Ready to work for you.

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