Fascia, Soffits and Guttering




 builder in Tonbridge and Kent

Repair and replacement service

At J.A. Dale General Building Services, we provide a full range of fascia, soffit and guttering repair and replacement for domestic properties throughout Kent.

We strongly believe in the importance of maintaining reliable guttering on your home, protecting it from water damage and damp. We work hard to fix any issues you have with your guttering and drainage.

As well as playing an important role in protecting your house; Soffits, fascias and gutters also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of your home, highlighting the edges of your property. Damaged or poorly maintained fascia, soffits or gutters can make your property look unsightly.



What is a roof soffit?

A roof soffit refers to the exposed surface located underneath the overhanging section of a roof eave. It is the horizontal underside of the roof overhang, connecting the edge of the roof to the outer walls of the building. The soffit plays a crucial role in both the aesthetics and functionality of a roof structure.

What is a fascia?

A fascia is a key architectural component that is typically found along the lower edge of a roof, directly behind the gutters. It is a long, straight board or panel that runs horizontally along the roof's edge, connecting the ends of the roof rafters or trusses. The fascia serves both functional and aesthetic purposes in the construction of a building.

What is a gutter?

A gutter is a shallow trough or duct installed along the eaves or roof edge of a building to collect and redirect rainwater or melted snow away from the structure. The primary purpose of gutters is to prevent water from dripping or flowing directly off the roof, where it could potentially cause damage to the building's foundation, exterior walls, and landscaping.





Common Fascia, Soffit and Guttering problems:

Fascias and soffits, being exposed to the elements, can experience various issues over time. Regular maintenance and timely repairs are essential to address these common problems:

  • Rotting: Wooden fascias and soffits are susceptible to rot, especially if they are exposed to moisture for prolonged periods. Rot can compromise the structural integrity of these components, leading to the need for replacement.
  • Water Damage: Water damage can occur if there are leaks in the roof or if the gutters are not functioning properly. This can result in dampness, rot, and deterioration of the fascia and soffit materials.
  • Pest Infestations: Insects, birds, and rodents may find their way into the spaces behind fascias and soffits, causing damage and creating nests. Regular inspections can help identify and address pest issues promptly.
  • Paint Peeling or Discoloration: Painted fascias and soffits may experience peeling or discoloration due to exposure to sunlight and weather conditions. Repainting may be necessary to maintain a fresh and protective finish.
  • Ventilation Issues: Soffits often include ventilation to allow air circulation in the attic. Blockages or damage to these vents can lead to poor ventilation, resulting in issues like condensation and mold growth in the attic.
  • Gutter Problems: Fascias provide support for gutters, and if the gutters are not properly maintained, water overflow can damage the fascia and soffit. This includes issues such as clogged gutters, sagging gutters, or improperly pitched gutters.

Are you looking to have your fascia, soffits or guttering repaired or replaced by your local builders in Tonbridge?