Your property likely has its original fascias, soffits, bargeboards, and potentially, softwood timber cladding too. The only thing that will stop them from rotting is frequent and intense maintenance, but that is easier said than done. Do you want to be clambering up onto the roof every few months to paint and repair your roofline? We imagine not.
Full Replacement or Cap-Over - Quick fixes can always be tempting. Some people try to fit capping boards over rotting timber fascias, when it would be far more cost-effective and logical to replacing them with UPVC fascias. Yes, it can immediately solve long-standing problems, but it will more than likely only resolve matters for a short period. The wood won’t stop rotting and the nails hammered in can quickly become loose, re-exposing it to the elements.
UPVC Roofline Versus Softwood Timber - Rotting sets in very easily when softwood timber becomes excessively wet as it is a very porous material, and reversing rotting is practically impossible. UPVC roofline doesn’t rot, and it is also won’t suffer from discolouration or need repainting. The one bit of maintenance UPVC roofline requires is a quick wipe with a wet cloth every few months. That’s all it takes to make it spotless again.