Many Toronto homeowners give little thought to the soffits and fascia that cover the section of roof attached to the outer walls of their property until they deteriorate to a point where replacement is the only practical option. This is understandable, as they are not the most noticeable of exterior fixtures but if you are going to have your fascia boards replaced, you should make sure that you invest in high quality materials and that the work is carried out by experienced professionals. If you choose a contractor based on price alone, you could live to regret your decision in the future.
Why Economizing on Fascia Installation Could Be a Big Mistake
Whether you live in Milton, near our base, or somewhere else in the GTA that is even closer to the lake, such as Oakville or Burlington, you will know that the combination of high winds and torrential rain we sometimes experience in this part of the world can take a toll on the exterior of your property. With this in mind, you should avoid economising on fascia installation if at all possible. Choosing the cheapest quote without considering why it is less expensive than all the others could lead to the following problems:
- Manufacturing Defects – Cheap fascia boards may have manufacturing defects that cause problems further down the line. Even if they are installed by an experienced professional, such boards are likely to deteriorate faster than normal, resulting in more expense for you in a couple of years’ time. Any savings you make by economising with cheap materials will be insignificant compared to the cost of a new fascia installation a few years into the future.
- Poor Installation – Whether the boards you are supplied with are of a good quality or are defective, poor installation could render them ineffective. In addition to their cosmetic function, fascia boards can help to protect your property from water damage so it is essential that they are properly installed. For homeowners in this part of the world, it is crucial to have your fascia installed by professionals who know what they are doing, in order to avoid damage to your property during adverse weather conditions.
- Unexpected Expenses – Reputable Fascia suppliers and installers carry liability insurance, which will cover the cost of repairs to your home in the event of any accidental damage caused by the contractors. It will also cover all medical costs and claims for loss of earnings that could arise should one of the workers sustain an injury during the fascia installation process. Less well-established installers who offer to carry out the work at a much lower price may not have liability insurance. If this is the case, you, as the homeowner, could be liable for all such costs.
- Poor Finish – Cheap fascia boards are often made from low quality materials with a poor finish, which means that they will do nothing to add to the curb appeal of your property. If you want to make sure that the exterior of your home is as attractive as the interior, you should avoid buying the cheapest boards you can find. A reputable contractor will only supply good quality fascia so you can rely on them to improve rather than spoil the appearance of your property.
If you would like to obtain a competitive quotation for fascia installation from a well-established contractor that provides great customer service and high quality boards, call or email us today. We have many years of experience in the business and are committed to ensuring first-class results on every job we undertake.