How Often Should You Replace Fascias and Soffits?

While solid, professional roof installations are meant to last for the long haul, it should go without saying that they will require some parts and some maintenance over time to remain healthy.

Most roof installations are fitted timber fascia boards along the rafter edges hidden from view. The area covered by soffits is between the edge of your roofline and the wall. Both fascias and soffits are vital to the structure of your home, helping you avoid frequent problems with your roofing tiles, guttering, and roof voids.

At Pinnacle Roof and Build, we help our customers identify when their fascia and soffits need replacement and provide the full services of a roofing company that can help prevent serious issues from becoming major problems.

Signs and Indicators

Several issues can pinpoint your need for repairs or replacements in your fascia and soffits. The most common being surrounding worn and cracked paint or soft patches in the wood. If the wood has any sign of rot or holes, it is usually a large indicator that issues are underneath.

If you notice a sudden emergence of animals or rodents like mice, rats, or squirrels, it is usually a typical sign that your roofline is deteriorating. It may also lead to water stored in your roof void and an increase in condensation. There could also be a lack of ventilation stemming from the issue.

Finally, if you notice signs of asbestos used in the current fascias and soffits, it requires urgent repair or replacement by specialists.

When is the Best Time to Replace Fascia and Soffits?

The frequency to which your fascia and soffits would require any maintenance, repairs, and replacement will depend on the existing conditioning of your roofline and the materials used within it.

If you have recently purchased your property and the roof contains traces of asbestos, you will require it to be tested by a professional to ensure it is removed successfully before looking into any repair work. If you notice holes and cracks in the fascia and soffit boards or signs of rodent life, you will need to act quickly to avoid any further damage that will prove costly.

The Best Option

If your property has a fascia and soffit board made of wood, they will require regular maintenance to keep them appealing and provide the strength to keep water out of your home. You can replace them completely or clad the current boards as a cheaper short-term option.

The good news is that Pinnacle Roof and Build is here to help, as a reputable roof company in the Northwest specializing in pitched roof installation and flat roof specialists. Contact our friendly team today to discuss your roof condition and requirements.


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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