I was approached a few weeks ago to produce a new website for a local roofing company. They already have a website up and running which I think is doing a good job for them, but they wanted something a little more personalised.
You can see here the original website for Quality Roofing Nottingham. I wanted to share this project with you from beginning to end so that you can see how it progresses. I would welcome your comments if you can contact me through the webform and give me your thoughts and ideas on this original site and again when the new one is finished.
Below ae the main points that he wants me to convey in the new website. Fingers crossed that I can do a good job for them!
Most of us haven’t heard of fascias and soffits. But as you look forward to learning about them, it will come as a surprise that you’ve been seeing them all along only that you didn’t realize them by their name.
If you take a look at most houses that have a guttering running alongside the house just below the roofline, you will see that it is attached to a box. The underside of the box is what’s technically known as soffit. Fascias, on the other hand, are walls of the said box that can be seen attached to the roofline of the home.
The main role of the guttering is to trap any rainwater coming off the roof so as it can drain it away.
The Main Roles of Soffits and Fascias
Soffits and fascias make a significant part of the home since they are responsible for keeping the damp out. They help to keep the rainwater from coming inside and also making sure the entire house is insulated. Discoloration, leaks, birds nesting in your roof are all signs that you should give some attention to these two.
Note that if the two get damaged, it will be harder for your roof to effectively carry out its role of keeping the home safe. To keep soffits and fascias in a good state all the time, it’s expected that you should have them checked for repairs all the time and also keep them well-maintained.
Not until recently, fascias and soffits were mostly made with timber. Some of the major issues that timber had include rotting, fading, splitting and warping. However, today, there’s a much better alternative.
uPVC, a plastic made up of non-toxic elements, bears all the durability and strength expected of the two. Interestingly, it has wood effect finishes, ranging from, rosewood to mahogany and many other finishes. Such effects have made it easier to achieve any effect you desire in your home.
Just like those of made of timber, uPVC are able to clip into place with ease and soon as they are fixed well, they will be able to guide the rainwater, protect the roofline and keep away the damp. Aside from that, due to its excellent thermal stability, you can expect less expansion and contraction compared to other materials. Not forgetting to mention that you won’t have to repair it every often. You can just wipe it down with a PVC-U cleaner and a damp cloth,
Caring for Soffits and Fascias
The fascia acts to secure the guttering and also ensures rainwater is drained away properly from the roof right into the drain. So check to ensure the soffits have clear little ventilation holes at the bottom. This helps to prevent the roof from suffering damage caused by damp. Also, inspect to ensure there’s no rot. When rainwater splashes around, it can result into such. And when you notice rot, the best thing is to deal with it urgently. This will prevent it from spreading.
As you can see, the main focus is for Fascias and Soffits, as it is a very lucrative side of his roofing business. A good website not only helps to bring more visitors to the site, but also helps to convert those visitors into sales. No pressure then!!
Watch the video below which discusses the importance of a good quality website for the roofing business.