Keeping your house clean implies the use of a good preventive maintenance. Cleaning the underside of your paves where the soffit panel cover the bottom of the rafter tail, and the edge of the roof, where your fascia goes horizontally along the extremes of the rafter tails, not only keeps your home looking neat, it allows you to see early signs of damages or needed maintenance. Water pressure is the best tool for cleaning your soffits and fascia, but keep the pressure of what will come out of your hose to minimize damage.
Procedure For Cleaning The Soffit And Fascia
- Mix half cup of laundry detergent into 2 gallons of warm water measured in a bucket. Add 2 tablespoon of bleach to eliminate mildew and mix very well.
- Stand your ladder in a stable position where you can reach and extreme of your soffit easily. If possible position the ladder to where you can easily clean both the soffit and the fascia at the same time.
- Soak a large sponge into the warm water solution and scrub it over the soffit and fascia working back towards the house. Indented or texture areas typically hold more dirt trapped in their indentation. Work on sections as large as you can reach from the ladder.
- Put in a squeeze trigger nozzle onto the end of your garden hose, turning it anticlockwise to tighten, and turn the pressure high. Rinse the soffit which you just scrubbed, as to enable it wash away all the dirt and rinse with enough water to clear the surface of the detergent and bleach.
- Move the ladder to the next section in the same pattern and rinse as well with the hose when scrubbing is finished. Use a stuff nylon brush on difficult stains, and in the louvers and vent grill. Channel the water horizontally when spraying grills to reduce the moisture that goes up through the vent.
- Use a thin scraper or razor scraper to remove sticky spots left by insects or adhesive. Remove especially difficult stains with nail polish remover applied with a cotton ball.
How Often Can The Soffit And Fascia Be Cleaned
It is advised to clean your soffit and fascia once every year but this is completely down to how prone they are to building up with grime and algae. The solution that is used help to prevent algae growing again so this really vary from property to property.
Special Benefit Of Having A Soffit And Fascia.
- Protect your home from harsh weather conditions. The utmost part of your roofline acts as a barrier to the element of weather, and if they can not able to do this effectively, wind, rain, and snow can cause your roof to be damaged.
- Fascia and soffit replacement will make sure that your roofline is performing very well in its task.
- Prevents animals from nesting on your roof. It is not common for home owners to experience issues with birds and other animals getting into their soffit and making it their home. This can result in so many problems and this is not a good situation at all. Investing in a soffit and fascia replacement will assist to prevent these issues and can stop these visitors from returning back.
- Improve the total look of your house. Finishing the touches to your home, making a huge entire look and the replacement of the roofline product are usually what a home needs if something feels like it is lacking.
- Avoid further damage being caused to your home. Oftentimes it takes there being a fascia and soffit to encourage house owners to change them but unfortunately, if these issues are ignored you can almost guarantee you will experience more problems and more damages. Simply invest in soffits and fascias replacement can help you to avoid these problems, and in turn the detrimental damage too.
- Helps your home’s energy efficiency. These days, some house owners are conscious of their energy efficiency and many are looking for ways they can reduce their bills. Whilst soffit and fascia replacement may not be the first that comes to mind, it can definitely help in this regards. New soffit and fascia can work in combination with things like double glazing to make sure you are cutting down on cost.
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