How Often Should Soffits and Facia Be Replaced?

Most household roofing is typically fitted with timber fascia boards applied to the rafter edges and hidden from view. The soffit covering is located between the roofline edge and the wall. Both fascia and soffits are an integral part of your property structure and help to avoid more frequent issues around your roof, tiles, guttering and roofing void.

With them playing such an important role, it is natural to assume that these products need replacing occasionally to retain your structural integrity.

Factors for Replacement

There is no singular sign to highlight the time for replacement fascia or soffits. Many factors showcase themselves to say action needs taking.

One of the most common is your paint starting to look worn and begin to crack, leading to soft patches in the wood or even the onset of rot and holes. If you notice your home is becoming more infested by mice, rodents or squirrels, it can also be a sign that your roof has some serious deterioration.

Discovering water in the roof void and additional condensation is red flag – along with a lack of ventilation. If you begin to see signs of asbestos used in the current fascia and soffits, that is a call for them to be replaced immediately by a roofing company.

What is Needed to Replace Them?

Determining the frequency of maintenance, repair or replacement varies according to the condition of your existing roofline and the materials present in your current fascia and soffits.

If the property was recently purchased and the roofline has traces of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), you will need a professional expert to ensure the removal is successful. If you discover holes and cracks in the fascia and soffits boards – or signs of rodents throughout – you must take action with Manchester roofing companies to avoid further costly damage.

Best Options for Replacing Fascia and Soffits

Most UK homes have fascia and soffit boards made of wood and timber, meaning they will require regular maintenance to look appealing and do the work of protecting your home from water.

If your fascia and soffits require replacement work, you can choose UPVC – a popular and efficient product that requires no painting or maintenance. When it comes time to upgrade your fascia and soffits, you can either replace them or use cladding on the current boards. Cladding is a short-term, cost-effective solution, but we recommend a full replacement for long-term solutions.

To repair or replace your guttering and roofing, contact the team at Pinnacle Roof and Build today, Manchester’s professional roof company.


Working in a high pressure law firm means we often don’t have time to turn our attention to the things that need doing to the building we work in.

Since we occupied our Cheadle offices back in 2017, we have have always had and issue with the flat roof at the back. Any time we have tried to resolve it, we have either been met with unreliable workmen, or extortionate quotes.

Once Brad joined BNI – and after hearing about all the fantastic work he had done for fellow members – we decided to call him in to quote. After attending the offices and providing a very reasonable and detailed quotation, we instructed Pinnacle Roof and Build to replace the flat roof at the office.

Brad and his team always turned up on the days and times stipulated – and if there was ever a change in the schedule, Brad would always let me know in advance.

It wasn’t the easiest of jobs, and Brad and his team were met with a lot of challenges – but despite this, the invoice at the end did not exceed the initial quote, and the works were still completed in time.

All in all, Pinnacle Roof and Build provided a first class service. They went above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to family, friends, and business associates.

Zara Reaz | Betesh Middleton – Cheadle

Alex and his team were professional throughout. They arrived on time, delivered the job with no hiccups and completed the job on the day they said they would.
Overall impressed with the work and the workmanship.

J Morris – Woodley.

We first reached out to pinnacle when our roof was leaking last winter which they temporarily repaired.
We then had them back in the spring to re-roof our entire house. Great work lads.

P Bolton – Woodley.

Very high standard of work, gave great advice and provided a second to none service!
Will be using again!

B Council – New Mills.

We decided to use pinnacle roof and build because I thought Brad was very easy to deal with and very knowledgeable about the work we needed doing.
Great company, great set of lads

S Myers – Gee Cross.


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