Want To Do A Full Makeover For Your Soffit And Fascia?

The time has come to come to get to work on your roof and roof fittings. When you do this job, it is really important to do the best work possible to ensure that you will not need to return in future years and have to do it all over again. Follow this guide that uses advice from the experts to do a really good job that will impress you, your family and your neighbors:


Step 1

Set up your ladders and scaffolding so you have good access to the roof edges of the tiles. By using a working platform that allows you to move along the edge of your roof, you will make your work that much easier. Once this is set up and you have checked that it is stable you are ready to begin. The first thing to do is to remove all the gutters, set them to one side or dispose of those that need replacement. Now carefully slide back the first row of tiles, so that you can have easy access to your work area.

Step 2

Now if you are working on soffit and fascia in Toronto, study the trim back and cut away any damaged felt that you may find. Carefully prepare replacement felt and inspect any of the roof tiles as you have your work platform set up, so you can see any signs of damage more easily from this close position. Double check the roof dimensions so that your replacement fascia and soffits fitting will be able to be installed without any problems.

Step 3

Having removed the tiles and the guttering, it is time now to check out the rafter feet very carefully. If there is any sign of deterioration or rotting you will need to cut back until you find the healthy wood of the rafters. Now you can prepare and install the rafter feet that you have cut to measure.

Once you are completely satisfied that you have identified and cut out all the damaged rafters and fitted the replacements, you can now turn your attention to the soffit boards. Make sure that you fix the soffit board tight against the brickwork. This is important as it provides a clean and sturdy edge if it is well fitted. The soffit should sit snuggly against the brick work.

Step 4

Having installed the soffits, you are recommended to install the latest design that has the ventilation slits to allow humidity and heat to escape from the roof area; you are ready to prepare the fascia boards. The experts recommend that you fix the fascia boards using double head nails made of stainless steel.

The reason why stainless steel nails are important is that they are resistant to rusting and so will not mark your fascia. This means that you can rest assured that no rust marks will blot your fascia boards in the months and even years after you have completed the installation. The recommendation from the experts is that you double nail to each rafter to ensure that the fascia is really well locked down.

Step 5

With your fascia and soffits completed, it is now time to turn your attention to your rainwater system. You will have a wide range of styles, colors and materials to choose from, so take your time to decide on which style works best for you. One of the most important aspects that you need to plan for is the fall factor from the gutters to the drains, this is important as gutters must allow the water to flow like a river to your drain or drains. If your roof has a slight tilt this will be easier, but in all cases you need to make sure that the rainwater can be carried away rapidly and efficiently by making sure that you have installed the gutters with an incline to carry the water away.

Step 6

Now is the moment to install the eaves protector to complement the rain water system that you have completed. The eaves protector has a really important job to play, as its name suggests, it is there to protect the eaves and it consists of the latest material that you will use instead of old style felt. The key difference is that it does not deteriorate or perish like felt. Another advantage of this material is that it allows the roof to breathe and comes with flexible combs that act as a rodent guard. It is also really effective at keeping birds out too as well as other unwanted pests.

Step 7

Your installation is now complete and the roof tiles can carefully be replaced in their original position. Clean the surfaces and clear away any waste construction material. Now it is time to dismantle your working scaffold towers and walkways and make sure any damage to the garden or house surrounds is made good. Well, the project is complete and you can give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!