Everything you need to Know About PVCu Fascias, Soffits and Guttering

It may not be the most exciting feature of your home, but keeping your guttering and fascia boards in order is important for the functionality of the property. Gutters, fascia boards and soffit boards on older properties are typically made of timber, and can easily fall victim to rot and other problems. Replacing your gutters with PVCu products can save you a lot of money in the long run, as well as improve the exterior appearance of your home.

So what is so good about PVCu gutters and fascias? There’s a reason (or a few) why we recommend all homeowners should switch to PVCu guttering rather than getting old gutters repaired. Read on for everything you need to know about PVCu fascias, soffits and guttering.

Problems with timber

Before PVCu products were available, timber was used for all the aspects of guttering. Over time, it has been discovered that these wooden gutters can cause all sorts of problems. Firstly, if rot sets in then all of the timber must be removed, which means you’ll need to replace all of the guttering and fascia and soffit boards. Sometimes they can be repaired, unless rot is found. Timber also isn’t a good choice for ventilating the roof space, which could lead to damp problems.

If you notice your timber gutter and roof features are looking worn, it is essential that you don’t get a company to ‘cap over’ fascia boards. This is an unprofessional way of improving them, as you’ll simply be covering up the rotting wood. All timber must be removed and then the new gutters and boards installed from scratch (which involves more work but is definitely worth it).

Durable and weatherproof

PVCu is the material of choice because it can withstand the harsh elements and keep your property in running order. The gutters and boards have a long life span and are extremely hardwearing.

Better ventilated

PVCu soffit boards offer better ventilation than timber, which can reduce the build-up of moisture in the roof area. Rising damp and condensation are common issues, which in time can weaken the roof structure. Vented soffit boards come as standard when you invest in PVCu guttering, to prevent any moisture problems.

High water capacity

The PVCu gutters on offer from Prior Products have been designed to withstand high levels of water, so you never need to worry about your gutter overflowing. There is even a high capacity option to manage high volumes of water.

Low maintenance

One of the best features of PVCu is its low maintenance! They just require a clean every once in a while with a damp cloth and some soap if needed.

Variety of styles

Some homeowners worry that swapping to PVCu roof products will diminish the property’s style and have a negative impact on the exterior. In fact, there are so many colours and finishes to choose from that every home can find the perfect gutters, fascia boards and soffit boards to complement it.