Coloured Front Doors

The Best Door Colours To Help Add Value To Your Home

The front door to your home is a statement, it should be high quality, well made and above all, look good!

Having the right front door colour can really make your home stand out and attract lots of attention.

If you plan on selling your home then we have devised a list of some of the most en vogue, popular and modern door colours to consider painting your front door.

This alone can add real value to your property.

When it comes to choosing a door colour to paint your door when you are selling your home it is important to choose a colour that will match your house and make it stand out.

You want people to have a good first impression.

Your front door is the first thing people will see when viewing your house so it is important to choose the right colour to make your house stand out when you are selling your property.

The colour of your front door can potentially have a massive impact on the sale of your home.

To put it simply, an ugly or damaged door will turn potential buyers off before they’ve even stepped foot inside your home.

What Does The Colour Of Your Front Door Mean?

First, let’s start with considering what the colour of your front door means and why it matters, especially when selling your property.

Whilst it is your home, and you are ultimately in charge of what colour you choose for your front door, colour does carry a large significance and meaning.

So if you want to pick a door colour based on the psychology of colour and why it symbolises, then consider the following:

 

  • Red – A red door will attract attention and make your home stand out, it shows confidence and power and is well suited to period properties.

 

  • Orange – Painting your front door orange can often portray joy and enthusiasm. A great colour for an extrovert property that demands to be seen.

 

  • Yellow – If you choose to paint your door yellow, this shows energy and success and is a sure way to stand out from the crowd.

 

  • Blue – Painting your door blue resembles calm and peacefulness and is a classic choice in colour.

 

  • Green – A green door is refreshing and is generally associated with nature and good health. A green door goes great with a garden property.

 

  • Brown – Brown represents earth, safety and reliability. Brown tends to go with the colour of most houses and is always a safe colour to choose.

 

  • Grey – Grey is generally associated with maturity and tends to avoid attention however it adds a subtle modern look to your home.

 

  • Black – Black is a go to colour for a strong sophisticated look and is a popular choice for most traditional and new houses alike.

 

  • White – The stereotypical uPVC white door is the most common in the UK as it looks clean, modern and fresh. Any kind of property suits white and it often matches the windows.

 

Why not give our team of experts a call to get a full list of our available doors and colours to choose the right one for your unique and individual property.


Tripple Glazing

5 Common Myths Around Triple Glazing

  • Interested in upgrading from your double-glazed windows to triple-glazed windows?
  • Have you read some negative opinions and material that has perhaps caused some second thoughts or created doubt?
  • Are you struggling to separate the truths from the myths?

Well fear not, we are going to share our expert knowledge surrounding some of the most common myths about triple glazing.

Take a look below at some common misconceptions and learn how triple-glazing, may be the solution to your needs.

Myth #1 – Triple Glazed Windows Can Be Easily Broken Into

This myth is entirely false!

Triple glazing offers the exact same security as double glazing your windows and offers a subtle enhancement to the performance due to a vacuum or normally argon gas that fills the space between each individual pane of the glass, of the window.

Triple glazing is a great addition to improving energy efficiency as well as giving you complete reassurance that your home is completely safe from any undesired guests.

 

Myth #2 – Triple Glazing Will Not Increase Noise Reduction Compared To That Of Double Glazing

Not surprisngly, triple glazing actually provides greater noise reduction than double glazing, meaning that they are actually more soundproof than their counterparts.

The extra layer of triple glazing is designed to create a nice, quiet living environment by blocking any noise from traffic and loud neighbours.

Upgrading your windows to triple glazing is a sure way to combat unwanted loud noises and insulates the room helping to retain heat,.

Thus, saving you money on your energy bills.

It’s a great choice if you live near a busy road.

Myth #3 – Triple Glazing May Taint The Look Of My House

We can safely say that the original unique beauty of your home will still be completely preserved when using triple glazing,.

This is especially true, because of the huge selection of frames and windows on offer.

You can choose everything from sash windows to uPVC and wood, or aluminium casement windows guaranteed to bring a modern, luxury feel to any home.

Myth #4 – Triple Glazing Is Completely Different Looking Than Double Glazing

Most people would assume triple glazing is going to look much bigger, thicker and heavy-duty compared to what double glazing looks like.

But is there any truth in this?

We can confidently inform you that they do not as the only difference is that there are two glass panes in double glazed windows, and three glass panes in triple glazed windows.

Believe it or not, there aren’t any actual noticeable aesthetic differences in the two either from a distance or up close.

Myth #5 – Triple Glazing Can Cause Windows To Creak, Crack Or Warp

This myth is highly inaccurate!

Modern triple glazed windows are well reinforced to prevent their structure and shape from being effected by the elements, even in the harshest of weather.

Therefore creaking, cracking and warping are not common factors to be worried about. With modern technology, even wooden windows can be glazed to a high standard to last for many years to come.

Why not consult with our glazing experts to receive a quote for upgrading your windows to triple glazing?


aluminium front doors

Benefits Of Installing An Aluminium Entrance Door

Thinking about upgrading your home’s main entrance door?

We can all agree that a front door says a lot about a house but have you considered all the options?

Why not choose an aluminium entrance door for the strength, stability and aesthetic design that they can bring to a home.

An aluminium entrance door is a great way for your home to stand out from all of your neighbours while providing a sleek and modern look to any home.

Aluminium entrance doors have become a massive trend in homes throughout the UK.

They offer a sleek, aesthetically pleasing, modern look to any home.

Coupled with their sturdy, reliable performance this makes aluminium entrance doors an increasingly popular choice.

Compared to the likes of some of the more traditional entrance door materials like timber and uPVC, these doors can make a real staement.

Aluminium entrance doors will provide you with an extensive list of benefits you might not have considered.

So, let’s take a closer look at the top advantages of installing an aluminium entrance door.

Strong, Durable And Very Secure

Your front door is the main entrance to your home, so of course, you’re going to want to ensure that it will be safe, secure and keep any unwanted visitors from getting in.

Aluminium is extremely strong and durable and can withstand a good amount of force.

Aluminium entrance doors are there for a great choice for a front door where many burglars can attempt to gain entry.

Virtually No Maintenance Required

Aluminium entrance doors require little to none in terms of maintenance.

A quick clean and wipe with some warm water and soap is all that will be required.

Aluminium entrance doors have a very long life span, and will easily last over 30 years when cared for properly.

A Sustainable Choice

Aluminium entrance doors are very environmentally friendly and sustainable as they can be recycled.

When aluminium is recycled, it produces new aluminium with minimal effort and is consistently of extremely good quality.

It takes approximately 5% of the energy used creating the aluminium for the very first time for it to be recycled at this level.

So, a great choice of renewable material for the environment.

They Look Amazing!

Aluminium entrance doors look absolutely stunning on modern-day homes.

They offer a simple but sleek design and come in a huge range of colours meaning that they can also look great on older homes too.

Adding an aluminium entrance door is a great way to modernise your home whatever the style, modern or period.

Resistant To The Elements

Unlike other materials such as wood and iron, aluminium is extremely durable as well as being naturally resistant to all the elements of the weather.

You can have peace of mind that your aluminium entrance door won’t corrode or rust from exposure to the elements.

Our wide range of powder coating colours can help add an even further layer of protection.

We have so many styles of modern aluminium front doors on offer, so why not get in touch with one of our experts who can provide a consultation about adding an aluminium entrance door to your home.


Roof Lantern

Our Top Roof Lantern Cleaning Tips!

As COVID-19 restrictions are starting to ease and we are slowly but surely making our way out of lockdown, the warmer weather has decided to grace us with its presence.

Some of our customers are wondering how to keep their roof lantern clean, so that it can let in the maximum amount of light, into their home.

Unfortunately, roof lanterns are vulnerable to the elements, vehicle pollution, and everybody’s favourite, bird droppings.

Here at Sovereign, we want to ensure your roof lantern is in great condition.

Allow us to share a few of our top-secret tips to ensure your roof lantern will be spotless.

Check On your Roof Lantern

The easiest part about cleaning your roof lantern is ensuring that the glass is in the best condition it can possibly be.

We recommend checking your roof lanterns glass regularly so you are aware of any build-up of dirt and debris that may cause the glass to look dirty and block out natural light.

It is therefore important to regularly inspect your roof lanterns glass to assess if any cleaning needs to be done.

Indoor Cleaning Tips

To appropriately clean the interior frame and glass of your roof lantern, it is important to clear any furniture or other items from underneath the lantern.

We then recommend placing a cover of plastic or cloth material on the floor beneath the roof lantern (an old bed sheet will do just fine!) preventing any potential dirt from landing on your floor.

Use a step ladder to enable you to reach the glass of the roof lantern, however, be sure to have somebody to hold the ladder to prevent any risk of injury.

Use a feather duster to swipe around the corners and remove any dust, dirt and cobwebs that may have gathered.

To clean the glass, use a soft sponge or cloth alongside a trusted glass or window cleaning product to gently wipe the glass with warm water.

However, be sure to not use any harsh chemicals as this could damage the pane of glass and potentially leave streaks.

It is recommended to do this once every two-three months

Outdoor Cleaning Tips

Use a sturdy ladder, along with a sturdy person to hold the ladder.

Always be careful of where your feet are and don’t put any weight on the glass.

Once you are near the roof lantern, remove any large debris such as grime, leaves and moss.

Clean the frame using warm water with a soft cloth or sponge and a trusted glass cleaning product.

Do your best to not apply too much soap, as this could potentially interfere with the roof lantern’s self-cleaning technology.

It is also recommended to clean your roof lantern when it is cloudy or dull to prevent the windows from drying too quickly and leaving stains and streaks.

Neglecting your roof lantern can cause some interior issues such as damp to arise, so be sure to clean it every two or three months to prevent any problems in the future.


Bi-Fiolding Doors

The Advantages Of Bi-folding Doors

Bringing the outside inside has never been easier with our aluminium bi-fold doors.

Bi-folding doors have become an increasingly popular choice in UK homes, adding a sense of confident elegance and grandeur.

Here are just some of the many advantages of purchasing bi-fold doors for your UK home.

Let There Be Light

Regardless of the bi-folding doors being opened or closed, they are sure to flood your living space with natural light.

Sleekly designed with the minimum amount of frame, and maximum amount of glass whilst still maintaining complete integrity, bi-folding doors are a modern approach to completely lighting and changing the look and feel of a room.

Furthermore, allowing more natural light into your home will mean you spend less money on artificial energy.

Little Required Maintenance

Bi-folding doors are designed to last.

Little maintenance will be required. B

i-folding doors are able to withstand all the elements the UK has to offer whether its rain, hail, wind or snow the doors will remain entirely intact.

The only required maintenance is to occasionally clean them with a non-harsh detergent and some water.

Luckily enough, bi-folding doors are extremely easily cleaned.

We recommend cleaning once every month to keep them in new like condition.

Safe & Secure

We understand home safety and the security of loved ones is at the forefront of any homeowners mind.

That’s why our bi-fold doors are made from strong durable materials and include a multi-point locking system.

The multi-point locking system allows you to lock the bi-fold doors at multiple points (in the doors frame) using a key to ultimately securing your home.

A Superb Investment

Our modern bi-fold doors can last for eternity if maintained, making them an excellent return on investment.

The use of high quality, sturdy materials coupled with our ahead of the curve manufacturing techniques ensures long term durability. P

lus, they practically pay for themselves with the money you will save on energy bills!

Between us, they will most definitely contribute to the value of your Essex home should you decide to place it on the market in the distant future.

Modernise Your Home

The vast amount of natural light and the contemporary style that bi-folding doors add to any living space is sure to make any room feel brand new.

Bi-folding doors also provide a wider view into your home’s outdoor space.

Finally, what more can we say, our exquisite bi-folding doors are guaranteed to look absolutely stunning in any home and are sure to bring a stylistic flair to your living space.

They provide practicality and much more usability and access to the outside of your home.

Our bi-folding doors come in a variety of sizes and over 150+ RAL colours to suit your home.

Our expert team here will recommend the best bi-folding door configuration for your needs.


Flat Roof vs Pitch Roof

Flat Roof or Pitched Roof Extension – Which One Should You Choose?

An increasing number of people are choosing to renovate rather than relocate and an extension can solve the problem of space.

Whether you’re extending your kitchen, converting a garage or even refurbishing an existing extension, the roof is a critical factor to consider.

The two main choices are either a pitched roof or a flat roof. The former is usually preferred by planning officials but the latter is better if height is restricted, so it’s not a straightforward decision.

Here’s a look at the factors you will want to consider.

Flat Roof or Pitched Roof Extension – Cost

Renovating or refurbishing your home is a big expense and it’s easy for costs to creep up.

The cost of the roof design shouldn’t be the only factor you take into account but for many households, it’s a major factor.

A flat roof extension is the cheaper option because it’s less labour-intensive to build and uses fewer materials.

The maintenance costs are lower too because the compact dimensions mean a flat roof is less likely to get damaged.

Flat Roof or Pitched Roof Extension – Planning Permission

It’s frequently easier to get planning permission for a pitched roof, especially in neighbourhoods where the properties are more traditional.

A pitched roof preserves the character of existing properties and is generally considered to fit in better with the overall look.

However, not all extensions require planning permission, especially a flat roof.

Providing the roof extension doesn’t exceed four meters in height and doesn’t rise beyond the existing roof, you won’t be required to seek planning permission (subject to the other rules being
met).

A flat roof is much more likely to meet these conditions, therefore it’s very probable that you won’t need to worry about what a planning official might think.

Flat Roof or Pitched Roof Extension – Installation

There’s no escaping the fact that building work can be disruptive. Noisy and messy, it’s a long-term gain for short-term pain!

A flat roof extension will slash the time required for the work as they’re quicker and easier to install.

The latest technology can save up to 50% on the time of building a pitched roof, while still offering a sleek and modern finish.

Flat Roof or Pitched Roof Extension – Versatile Design

A flat roof provides many more design options than a pitched roof, with different colours and finishes available.

They can also accommodate a soffit system that provides shelter for the doors and gives the appearance of the indoors flowing outside, with level external flooring.

If you have a heritage or period property, it’s also possible to fit a 25° lantern roof to create a focal point and a more vintage appearance.

Flat Roof or Pitched Roof Extension – Maintenance

We’ve mentioned above that flat roofs have lower maintenance costs because of their simple design.

This may come as a surprise as flat roofs have a reputation for causing problems with issues such as cracking, water pooling, condensation, and thermal movement reported.

The good news is that a well-fitted modern flat roof doesn’t have any of these problems, thanks to tiny tweaks in the design.

A fall system drains water effectively while a 4° pitch is barely noticeable but prevents any pooling, condensation, or other water-related problems.

The latest technology means that a flat roof can easily last 25-30 years, providing a durable solution that you can install and forget about.

Both flat and pitched roofs provide a fabulous finish to every extension; to find out more, get in touch with us today.


Extending Your Home: How Far Can You Go?

A glazed extension is a popular way for homeowners to get more out of their property, providing a light and airy space that connects the interior and garden.

However, before you plunge ahead with your plans, it’s important to ensure that you aren’t inadvertently breaching the planning permissions which apply.

Wading through the technical wording can seem a bit daunting but our overview below highlights the most important points you need to bear in mind.

Is there a maximum size I can extend without needing planning permission?

Yes. Presuming it's a single-storey extension, you won’t be able to extend beyond a maximum of three metres (for terraced and semi-detached homes) or four metres (for detached homes).

This distance is measured from the original rear wall, regardless of what the structure looks like now.

This means the place where the rear wall stood when it was originally built or in the case of ambiguity in older properties, where it would have stood on 1st July 1948.

But I thought I could extend my home by 6 metres?

Planning permissions in England were relaxed on 1st June 2019, allowing single-storey extensions up to six metres (or eight metres for detached properties). This new rule only applies to glazed
extensions which are outside ‘Sites of Specific Interest’.

Will my neighbours be consulted before planning permission is granted?

Single-storey extensions which are bigger fall within the Neighbour Consultation Scheme.

This is often referred to as prior notification and gives your neighbour 21 days to raise an objection.

There must be valid reasons for their objection to succeed.

Once this initial 21-day period has elapsed, there is a further 21-day period for your local authority to confirm you are able to proceed.

If your extension requires planning permission, neighbour notification is mandatory.

What building regulations must a single-storey extension conform to?

Don’t confuse planning permission and building regulations; they’re not the same thing.

Planning permission is about the way development is carried out within an area, the general look and how the work will impact on the surrounding environment.

In contrast, building regulations specify standards that work must abide by in order to ensure the health, safety and well-being for those inside the property and others who live around it.

A glazed extension such as a conservatory, orangery or garden room may still require building regulations if any of the following apply:

• The roof is not at least 70% translucent
• The internal floor space exceeds 30 square metres
• There is less than 50% glass coverage on walls that have been newly constructed
• The extension is not at ground level
• There is no physical barrier that separates the extension from the main building, such as doors

Do I need planning permission to extend upwards?

Of course, not all extensions move outwards; some are upwards. From 31st August 2020 homeowners have been able to extend upwards without requiring full planning permission, but only
if certain criteria are fulfilled:

• The property must have been built between 2nd July 1948 and 29th October 2018
• Detached houses must have two or more storeys
• Terraced or semi-detached houses can only build to a maximum of 3.5 metres above the attached neighbours’ houses

Due to the potential impact on the surrounding homes, prior notification applies and building regulations must still be adhered to. Due regard must be given to the appearance of the extension.

To find out more about planning permission and building regulations, get in touch with us today.


Home Insurance

How Will My Home Insurance Be Affected by Building an Extension?

If you’re in need of more space, you may be weighing up whether to move house or stay put and extend your home.

Many families are opting for the latter, adding extensions to create more space while staying in the home they love.

Whether you’re adding a single-story extension, conservatory, garden room, or orangery, it’s important to consider the wider impact – including home insurance.

Here’s what you need to know about extensions and home insurance, and what you need to do.

Does my home insurance provider need to know about a new extension?

Yes.

It’s important to tell your provider about any changes to the structure of your home so they can carry out an updated risk assessment.

Building work carries extra risk and your insurer will need to know what’s going on.

The terms and conditions of your policy will probably stipulate that you inform them of any planned structural changes before the work is carried out.

If you don’t tell them and you need to claim, you might find that your policy is invalidated – leaving you seriously out of pocket.

Does this mean my home insurance will cost more if I get an extension?

The quote for your home insurance will be based on the value of your property, so if the building work increases the space you have available – and therefore the property price – it’s reasonable to
expect your home insurance premium to rise too.

A single-story extension can add at least 5% to the value of your property.

For a home that’s worth £250,000, that’s an extra £12,500 – and your home insurance certainly won’t increase by that much!

When calculating the increased home insurance, don’t forget to update your contents insurance too.

Your extension will have carpets, blinds, curtains, and furniture so you may need to increase the amount of cover you have.

Do I need insurance while my extension is being built?

While the building work is being carried out, there are extra risks to your existing structure.

Even the most careful builders can accidentally cause damage which is why insurance is important.

You don’t need to take out extra insurance; the construction company will have employers’ liability insurance and public liability insurance to cover all eventualities.

Reputable building companies will also offer guarantees and warranties with their work, so you can have complete peace of mind that everything is fully protected.

Look for building firms that are professionally accredited such as Trustmark and FENSA.

How much will an extension cost to build?

The quote for an extension is dependent on many different factors such as size, materials, specification etc, so it’s not possible to estimate in advance how much the work may cost.

We price every job individually to ensure you get the very best price and so that you’ll get exactly what you want.

To find out more, get in touch with us today to see how we could help.


Warranty Protection for your New Windows

When you have given up the time and expense of installing brand new windows in your property, the last thing you want to do is go through the hassle of replacing one due to damage, breakage or poor installation resulting in an ineffective window.

Sovereign not only offers cost-effective window solutions, installed with minimum disruption, but we also ensure your new windows are installed to the highest standards by regulatory competence review body Certass.

What is Certass?

Certass is a Competent Person Scheme (CPS) that approves contractors and companies – such as Sovereign – to provide relevant services under a specific set of government-approved building regulations standards.

These standards protect the property of the homeowner by setting a quality expectation for service delivery and product safety and security.

Approval for CPS bodies falls under the remit of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) which provides testing, inspection and certification for CPS designation.

What is a Competent Person Scheme?

Government-approved Competent Person Schemes provide an alternative solution to using Local Authority inspectors to approve building work or submitting building notices for certain home improvements.

Through following specific building regulations and a set of standards mandated by the relevant CPS, companies, and contractors self-certify that their work meets their CPS standards, and they can register any work carried out with local authorities on behalf of homeowners.

In the double glazing industry, a person or company can be found competent by Certass to deliver the installation of doors, windows, roof windows and rooflights for dwellings and non-dwellings.

  • A company registered with Certass – such as Sovereign – must prove that they deliver a high quality of service in accordance with relevant building regulations.
  • All members or employees must follow strict installation guidelines to meet a prescribed set of standards for Certass approval.
  • All registered contractors must demonstrate a high level of understanding of these standards and should always operate in compliance with building regulations.
  • To ensure continued compliance with building regulations and quality standards, Certass inspectors will constantly review a percentage of registered contractors.
  • What building regulations apply to window and door installations?

In 2010, the latest version of the building regulations were published to outline legal precedents relating to the health and safety of a property, as well as the welfare and accessibility of its inhabitants.

These include thermal and energy-related standards as well as structural safety.

The regulations do not cover any aesthetic abnormalities or concerns unless these impact the structure, safety or efficiency of the property.

For example, with the installation of a window, the sealant can be messily applied but so long as it keeps the glass in place and meets insulating requirements, it should adhere to regulations.

However, where building regulations do not cover quality of installation, at Sovereign we pride ourselves on our finished products.

Since 2002, and updated in 2010, these regulations apply to the installation and replacement of windows and doors – inclusive of the whole unit, meaning both frame and glass.

In some cases, simply replacing a glass pane does not require certification, but always check this with your Certass approved contractor.

It has also been necessary since the regulations were enforced in 2002 to ensure all UPVC double glazed windows feature a special ‘low e-coating’, a see-through glaze that increases the energy efficiency of the property.

Updates to the regulations in 2010 added thermal efficiency standards.

Once the work has been completed, your Sovereign installer is responsible for informing Certass who will log the completion of works with the relevant local authority.

And issue a Building Regulation Compliance certificate directly to you, the homeowner, within seven working days.

If you provide your installer with an email address, Certass can also issue an electronic certificate.

Why is the Building Regulations Compliance certificate important?

First and foremost, proof of compliance with Certass regulations should give you peace of mind that your installation has been completed to the highest standard with the safety of your property and your well-being, as an inhabitant at the heart of these regulations.

In addition, when it comes to selling your property, this documentation is necessary for you to pass on as the seller to the buyer, via your solicitor.

This is a mandatory piece of documentation to be provided as part of the sales process to prove the legitimacy of any installations after April 2002.

Any installations that fail to meet the building regulations are subject to fines.

  • If you have lost your Building Regulations Compliance certificate, you can order a replacement certificate online through Certass at a cost of £24.
  • If you never received a certificate in the first place, speak to your Sovereign installer or contact Certass directly. Replacement certificates requested within 28 days of the original issue date will be re-issued free of charge.
  • If you have further questions about Sovereign’s compliance with the Certass regulatory scheme, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of our staff or to your Sovereign installer. For more information on Certass, you can visit their website at https://www.certass.co.uk/.

fascias and soffits

Everything You Need to Know About Replacing Fascias and Soffits

Many homeowners take their fascias and soffits for granted as they can appear to be there purely for aesthetic purposes only. In reality, they play a much larger role in your home and support it to breathe and function effectively all year round.

Some of the main problems that occur when soffits and fascias are not correctly cared for or replaced include wood rot, moisture problems, unwanted pests and even curling shingles. Find out more about soffits and fascias here.

What Are Fascias and Soffits?

The soffit on your building is the part where the roof meets the side and overlaps so that rain, snow and hail can run off the roof without causing damage to your house. The soffit is the part that closes the gap between the overhand and the side of your building. It works hard to help with regulating the temperature of your home by pulling in cool air so that hot air is expelled through the roof vents.

The fascias are the boards that sit against the overhanging part of the roof to give it the neat and finished look you will want to achieve. The fascia is more than just a pretty finish though, and works to help the ventilation function properly as well as protecting the roof from damage.

Both the soffits and fascias are essential, but they often get ignored until problems begin to occur.

When Should I Organise Replacements for My Soffits and Fascias?

It’s clear to see that both the soffit and fascia parts of your property are essential when you want to prevent damage to your roof or shingles from weather like rain, snow and hail. Sadly, in many properties, the soffit and fascias may appear to be absolutely fine but then turn out to have been incorrectly installed and can cause major problems with your flashing, which will cause damage to your roof.

If you are wondering when to get your soffits and fascias replaced, then there are a number of warning signs that you can look out for. These include:

  • Noticing any water leaks in the walls or peeling paint inside the property when there is no internal cause.
  • Signs of rotting wood on the soffits and fascias that have caused holes or splits that can be seen with ease.
  • Peeling paint from either the soffit or fascia part of the roof.
  • Paint that is discoloured along the roof and siding or that looks dirty.
  • Pests or rodents gaining access to your home.
  • Being unable to remember when the last replacement took place, especially if you have owned the property for a long time.

All of these are clear signs that your soffits or fascias are either damaged or failing to protect the property properly and require urgent replacement. In reality, each of these issues will cause you discomfort when trying to enjoy your home and can cause structural damage that will cost a lot to repair.

How Do I Arrange Soffit and Fascia Replacements?

When you are ready to install new soffits and fascias, you will need to get in touch with a company that specialises in this area and who have excellent feedback and affordable prices. This is not an area that should ever be tackled by a keen DIY’er as both the soffit and fascias are a vital part of the ventilation to your home. Failing to have them correctly installed could cause more damage and invalidate your home insurance.