When you are a home owner, every aspect of your house tells something people about you.  It can be immaculately decorated inside and kept impeccably clean, but if the outside of the house is not similarly up to scratch then it will always give people a poor first impression.  This is doubly important if you are trying to sell your home as first impressions really do mean everything.  Now it is fairly easy to apply a new coat of paint, even to something as large as the exterior of your house, but when it comes to fixtures and fittings, the task is somewhat harder.  Tired looking doors can be painted and worn looking windows can be treated to an extent, but if either of them needed replacing you would call a glazier to come and handle the job.  So, what about the fascia?

Fascia replacement

Replacing your fascia isn’t really a difficult task.  It primarily involves removing the old, worn ones and fixing fresh new ones in their place.  The problems start to arise when you consider accessibility; it is not easy to work at the height of the fascia without proper safety equipment such as scaffolding and harnesses.  It is also not quite as easy to remove fascia as you might image and if done incorrectly the removal process can lead to further damage to your walls and roof.  Now if you are confident in your ability to carry out this work, fantastic; just please be safe.  For the rest of us, and especially if you are trying to put your house on the market, if you need your fascia replacing call a professional to ensure the work is done quickly and to a high standard.

Knowing when it’s time

Honestly, when looking at the fascia of your home you should be able to surmise pretty quickly if the fascia needs replacing.  If you are not happy with the way it looks and don’t think that a thorough clean will bring it up to your standards, then it is probably time to start getting quotes for a replacement.  Peeling paint, rotten sections, dripping guttering and mould or discoloured sections are all clear indicators that it probably needs to be replaced.  If you feel that replacement is the way to go, a good company like will be able to quickly price up the work that you need doing and ensure that everything is replaced in an efficient and timely manner whilst offering reassurance that everything has been done to industry regulate standards and provide you with guarantees of their work.

Fascia replacement is one of those tasks that fall under the category of being possible yourself, but it’s more than likely better to get a professional in to take care of it.  If nothing else it means that the work is up to scratch and you are kept safe by not trying to undertake this kind of work from a single ladder.