Building regulations change and update, over time. The new fascias and soffits are much more beneficial to the customer and have many advantages over the older wooden installations. New builds have the newer upvc systems installed and older properties are also being updated.
When upgrading the fascias and soffits, it may also be a good opportunity to update the gutter system especially if there is considerable wear and tear.
Advantages of upgrading fascias and soffits:
Durable - long lasting and strong.
Low maintenance - no need to replace wet, rotten wooden boards or painting required.
Weatherproof/Waterproof - no absorbtion of water, unlike the wooden systems, so able to resist bad weather.
Ventilated - to allow the air to circulate and help prevent condensation.
Helps prevent birds etc. from accessing the roof space and causing problems/damage.
Aesthetically pleasing to the eye