Fascias: Wooden or uPVC?

3 Jan 2014
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United Kingdom
I'm having my roof re-tiled and fascias replaced. Some of the wooden fascias are rotten while the remainder are in an okay condition.

I would appreciate some advice on which direction to go in: 1) replace existing fascias with wood and cap with uPVC or 2) replace with uPVC only.

If done properly will option (1) be as durable as (2)? Which option is used in new house builds these days?

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Capping is always preferable as it makes future repair and replacement easier.
Thanks. Any recommendations on the type of wood to use for the fascia?
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While not all the existing timber has rotted, I was strongly considering replacing all of it to get the job done properly. The roof has been in place for almost 80 years and accessing certain parts of it requires 'creative' use of scaffolding. Therefore my thoughts were once we're up there, do everything properly so that it reduces the likelihood of having to get access to it again.

I read that Cedar wood is a durable choice of wood for a fascia which can then be uPVC capped. Is this a wise choice?

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