Your guide to gutter and fascia

Your guide to gutter and fascia

Considering the myriad of options when it comes to guttering such as materials, profiles, styles, colour, and cost it can be said not all gutters are alike. Below are some factors for consideration when choosing the right gutter and fascia for your property.

Assess Your Gutters

New Builds require brand new guttering to allow for unencumbered function. That is a seamless flow of water and filtration.
It is also likely that existing gutters may have deteriorated over time, perhaps the gutters are blocked, broken, and not performing efficiently. It could be that the gutters were never properly installed, your gutters retain too much water or rust has corroded them. 
Whichever the case, we suggest calling one of our specialists at King Group Australia to assess your gutters and pinpoint the problem.

Choose Your Gutters

When choosing new gutters, our team at King Group Australia can assist in helping you make an informed decision, below are the most common gutter types:

  • Aluminium: rust-resistant and easy to install, though may not be as durable compared to others.
  • Steel: Strong and durable, stainless steel never loses its sheen. Steel is also quite expensive for supply and install. 
  • Vinyl: it’s cheap, it’s easy to set up, and in most cases will do the job, however, due to the harsh Australian climate, it will be most affected by UV degradation.
  • Copper: it’s reputed to be the strongest and most hard-wearing guttering material. The downside is their price, being the most expensive type of material for guttering. 

Beyond the materials, you’ll need to choose a guttering style. Some popular options include box, fascia, square, round and quad. 

Install or Replace Your Gutters

To appropriately install new guttering, it is paramount that problems such as rust, leaks, sagging, corrosion, and dents are identified.
Guttering is based on the level of deterioration whether it be as simple as replacing a minor section or having to replace the entire guttering around your property. Costs are often calculated based on the above and the labour and time required to install. Call King Group Australia for a free measure and quote!

When Is It Time To Replace Fascia?

When Is It Time To Replace Fascia?

Fascia is a vital part of your roof structure and gutter line. Not only do they protect your roof by keeping out water, rodents, and debris, but they also give your home a more finished look. Through the harsh Australian climate, it’s not uncommon for fascia to deteriorate over time if not well-maintained, and when this happens, it’s often easier to replace them rather than repairing. Below are five signs you may consider calling one of our specialists here at King Group Australia, to repair or replace the fascia at your property.

1. Cracks and Flaking Paint

Fascia plays a functional and aesthetic role. Since cracks not only look bad but also lead to leaking, it is usually best to hire a professional to remove the damaged pieces and supply and install new fascia.

2. Evidence of Pests

Nothing can be more annoying and troublesome than having pests in your home. Everything from birds, rats and other rodents can cause severe damage to your roof. However, fascia is designed to keep them out of your roof cavity and home, so if you find that they are still getting into your household, it could indicate a problem with your fascia.

3. Water in Roof or Leaks?

Water can quickly cause a lot of damage to your roof if left unnoticed. Whether it leads to rot, mould, or both, you could face some costly repairs before your home is even safe for you and your family again. For that reason, it’s best to regularly check your fascia to see if water leaks into your roof cavity or walls.

What Is The Purpose Of Fascia?

What Is The Purpose Of Fascia?

Facia on has many purposes. Fascia is essential to every home. Fascia provides a solid foundation and support system for the gutters, while also working to keep pests out of the roof cavity. In many cases, fascia works with soffits to provide essential ventilation to the roofing cavity and interiors of a home.

The main purpose of fascia trim on the house include:

  • Anchoring gutters in place
    ·     Keeping water from the roof deck leaking into the internal roofing
    ·     Prevents pests, insects, and animals from accessing roof cavity
    ·     Enhances kerbside appeal by wrapping around the rough ends of roof rafters

What Is Fascia?

What Is Fascia?

Fascia on a roof is a horizontal piece of board or metal capping that covers the exposed roof rafters, trusses and cavity where the rooftop meets the exterior walls. Fascia is a common architectural term that refers to the board that typically sits under the roof edge or roof lining. The fascia on a house runs behind the guttering, protecting the rafters and interior components of the roof, from the exterior elements. When building a house or maintaining an older structure, fascia is an essential building component that offers defence and shielding from the exterior elements.

WHAT IS FASCIA ON A HOUSE FOR?

Fascia and fascia trim are used to protect various elements of a building. Fascia boards are the part of the roof’s structure that is closest to the gutters. The proximity of fascia to the guttering system means that the fascia board is the first element to be damaged by water if the gutter’s become clogged or begin to fail.

Fascia boarding is an incredibly important component of a structure that keeps the exterior elements outside of the interiors of the roof cavity. Supporting the lowest part of the roofing materials and gutters, fascia acts as a vertical barrier between the outside and the edge of the roof and the inside of the roof cavity and interiors of the house.