Fife and fascia board work is the first point of contact for all roof structures in the home. This is a wooden board that runs from wall to wall and at the end sits on top of the roofing system. When it becomes damaged, often by water damage, it can create large gaps that allow rain and other forms of debris to get behind it and compromise the building. This is why regularly inspecting and treating this work is so important.
First of all, inspect your fascia board regularly for damage and rot. It is important to check the weather stripping on the edge of the board for any signs of damage. You should also inspect the work around the edge of the fascia board to ensure it has not been damaged. If the fascia has been damaged, you will have to strip the entire building down to the ground in order to fix the problem and repair the roof.
Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to keep a building’s fascia board in good condition. During the winter season it should be cleaned every 3 months. This will allow the fascia to dry out completely before placing any new insulation material on it. In the warmer months, this work should be done as often as possible. If you are able to do it yourself then do so – it will make the roof structure stronger and the work much easier when the climate is warmer.
When cleaning the fascia, always work from the bottom and clean outward. If the cladding is cleaned from the top down, you may find that some of the work gets missed. Also, the bottom part of the cladding may become damp and start to deteriorate before the top dries out. Cleaning the cladding from the bottom will keep this from happening.
Before you start fascia and cladding cleaning Fife, have a level trowel and a spray bottle ready. These will be needed for both removing the old insulation and also painting the building to get rid of any paint that has been damaged. This work can take a while and you may need to wait for a while for the finish to dry before doing the next section. Make sure to wear protective gloves so you do not get any chemicals in your eyes or skin. You also want to make sure your clothes are comfortable to wear and allow yourself plenty of time to get the job done.
When you have finished with one side of the fascia board, you will have to repaint it in the same color. It may help to have a step ladder available so you can reach it. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to painting the fascia. It can help to protect the building from further damage if the paint is not applied correctly.