How Much Does it Cost to Replace Fascia and Soffits?

There are many reasons why homeowners choose to replace their roofline fascias and soffits. New plastic products never need painting, last for decades and they’re affordable.

But how much are roofline installers charging to replace these boards and how long does it take to complete a project like this?

On this page you’ll find an insightful price guide, we can also help you get a competitive custom price for your roofline.

We last updated the price guide on this page on the .

Upvc fascia boards to roof

18mm fascia board and 10mm soffit being installed to a typical roofline

Our Guide to Roofline Prices

We sent price requests to dozens of roofing firms and roofline installers in 2014 and again in 2018, the figures you’ll see on this page are an average of the prices supplied to us.

If you want to know how much it costs to replace roofline fascia and soffit boards, we think our insights are a great place to start.

There are of course caveats and limitations as every house is different and prices vary from location to location.

How Fascias and Soffits Are Replaced (With Photos)

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1) Old roofline fascia, soffits and gutter (click to enlarge)

2) Remove boards and guttering (click to enlarge)

3) secure soffit boards to rafters (click to enlarge)

4) Secure fascia to roofline rafters (click to enlarge)

5) Install Upvc guttering to fascia (click to enlarge)

6) Fit eaves felt and re-lay tiles (click to enlarge)

We were given written quotes from dozens of roofline fitters, the works schedule below is based on information we received:

  • Erect access equipment up to work height.
  • Fully remove and dispose of roofline fascias, soffits and rainwater products.
  • Install solid (not hollow) replacement UPVC boards and new gutters/pipes.
  • Install new vent to prevent loft condensation.
  • Install new eaves felt.
  • Remove all waste material leaving the site clean and tidy.

Our Guide Price – For Fascia Soffits and Gutters to a Semi Detached Property

Below you’ll find a price example for a three-sided semi-detached property.

The entire length of roofline measures 25 metres.

The property has good access all around, and there’s no cement work needed on the roof as the original is in excellent condition. All of the structural timbers are sound with no signs of rot.

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
London Area£2000.00£2250.00
South, SW and Midlands£1650.00£2000.00
Outer Region and North£1250.00£1600.00
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Extra Costs – What’s Not Included in the Prices Above?

A new roofline installation may cost more if any of the following apply:

  • Scaffold is required to bridge over a large conservatory
  • Substantial timber work is needed (i.e., rotten rafters or woodworm damage etc that need replacing)
  • New cement work as the existing is in a poor condition
  • There are difficulties with gaining access to the roof
  • You want brown or “wood grain” effect Upvc fascia and soffit boards, as these cost more to purchase
  • If your existing soffits contain asbestos, see our asbestos removal cost guide

Should the Existing Boards be Replaced or Covered Over With Plastic?

The most popular method is to remove the existing boards first and then install the Upvc fascia and soffit boards.

If you want to save money you could instruct the installer to cap over the existing boards.

This method is much quicker to complete and thinner plastic boards can be used, which are cheaper.

Within the roofing industry, there is an ongoing debate about which method is best.

Ultimately the best option for you will depend on your property and your budget but most people choose to fully remove and replace the boards rather than capping over them.

Can I Save Money by Having the Old Guttering Re-Installed?

Guttering is the least expensive part of every roofline installation, it’s also the only part that requires ongoing maintenance.

For this reason, it rarely makes sense to re-install the existing guttering unless it’s fairly new and in excellent condition.

Don’t forget that you’ll be paying the labour fee for your tradesperson to install the gutters, regardless of whether they are brand new or old.

Very few homeowners choose to refit the old gutters, the financial saving is minimal and old gutters are far more likely to leak and wouldn’t be covered by a guarantee.

A Warning About Asbestos

Asbestos was used in the manufacturing of certain types of soffit boards from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s.

The prices on this page assume that your home doesn’t have these dangerous boards, if it does, then removing them will cost extra.

This page is a great read as it contains in-depth information about asbestos.

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8 Responses to “How Much Does it Cost to Replace Fascia and Soffits?”

  1. MelanieMarch 9, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    Can you let me know when this article was published, awesome to see a quote to replace the fascia and soft fits is possibly £1500 for my area. Will help me with the builders quotes.

  2. I'dMarch 27, 2015 at 12:42 am #

    Good to see, full replacement of f,s,g as apposed to capping – waste of time and money ! If you’re looking to sort out a problem with the fascis nd soffits, how is capping over it a solution ? Not only disguising a problem but actually making it worse ! Pay the extra money and get the job done competently and properly !

  3. MichaelMay 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Thanks for creating this, it seems to tally up fairly closely to the quotes I have received thus far from local companies.

  4. LockJanuary 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    what about the quality of the plastics used?

  5. Paul McLoughlinJuly 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Just finished detached house and garage, sprayed wall s fungicide wash ,power wash walls, repair all cracks and sand down, repair all rust angle beading, paint 3coates of rustoleam metal paint to all corner angles , 2 Coates of Johnstones storm force masonry white paint 2 Coates of Johnstones Piolate masonry paint magnolia,supply and fitted upvc 18mm facials soffits &squareline guttering, sanded metal garage door mettle prime , 2coates Johnstones metal paint ,removed rear garage door & window and replaced with upvc rose wood door & window reclad porch in pvc cladding renew gallow brackets and timbers facial gutters , supply and fix4bird boxes , plumb outside tap, removed rubbish from site , also supplied scaffold to site £4,650. N devon

  6. Wont Use YuApril 14, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    “The first point to make is this; once the installer has removed the old guttering there is a chance that the rubber seals/gaskets will be disturbed and after re-installation, the gutter will leak at the joints.”

    What a load of old tosh. You blew it. Your credibility is now in tatters. I have never read such a pile of misleading crap in all my days.

    If joints are leaking in 9/10 times all the gaskets need is a good clean before refitting.

    • practical readerMay 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

      How have you contradicted the article? They didn’t say it couldn’t be solved, or that the gutter would have to be replaced if it leaked, just that after disturbance it may leak. You’ve said the gaskets just need a clean, but that still indicates that a leak exists where previously the guttering was fine – exactly what the article said.

      You may be correct that a ‘good clean’ is all that is needed – but that means either going up a ladder to fix the problem yourself (which a lot of people won’t want to do), or paying someone to come out and do it (which negates the point of saving money by keeping the older guttering). So the point in the article is valid, in trying to save a few quid there is a potential (potential – not certainty) that you might create more hassle or more cost in the short or medium term.

      If the company have recommended you replace the guttering as well, and you’ve ignored that and kept your old guttering to save a few quid, I doubt many companies would accept any liability for leaks on your old guttering.

  7. Gary LyonsSeptember 27, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

    Ok, I’ve been in the roofing trade 30+years and at the beginning only did full replacement. But over the years my view is that unless the old timbers are rotten or riddled with woodworm I believe capping is a far better job. Let’s face it 9/10 jobs are purely for cosmetic reasons. I can think of many good reasons for leaving sound timbers up but none for stripping them

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