Are you looking for a price to cap over roofline boards? Whether you are just curious, want to compare figures against quotes you have already received or are seeking a benchmark price to help you when negotiating a contract, we believe you’ll find our researched price guide invaluable.
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Roofline capping is a cheaper alternative to completely removing and replacing the fascias, soffits and bargeboards. Capping is also a great way to seal in asbestos soffits so they don’t leach dangerous fibres, it’s also cheaper than paying a professional to remove asbestos which can cost a fortune.
How Did We Get These Figures?
The prices you see in the table below were sourced from various tradespeople, specialist installers and companies in the UK.
We then took an average of those figures and displayed it here. Our hope is that you can use our researched figures when budgeting for your future roofline project and avoid those that overcharge.
You can see more about our research method here.
While there are always caveats to our guides, prices do fluctuate and every roof is different, our site has proved popular and is used by thousands of people every week.
If you are a little confused by the strange names given to these roofline boards, the photo below may help to explain things:Bargeboards and fascia boards are the same things, the only difference being bargeboards are located on an apex/gable. The specifications of Upvc fascias and bargeboards are the same.In general, during a roofline project, all the boards are either replaced or capped over. That’s the fascias, bargeboards and soffits. If the guttering is more than ten years old, then it should be replaced. Plastic guttering is inexpensive, and it’s false economy to try and refit old guttering that will probably leak after it’s been removed and refitted.
Typical Works Schedule
This is what you (should) get for your money. Everything listed here is included in our price guide you’ll see further down the page.
- Full inspection of the roof to see if it’s suitable for capping.
- Written quote detailing specifications for materials.
- Removal of guttering and rainwater pipes.
- Thin capping fascia and soffits pinned into place on top of existing boards.
- New guttering and rainwater pipes are then installed.
- New eaves felt should also be fitted.
- A guarantee will then be created for the customer upon completion.
If any rotten timber (rafters) need to be replaced this will cost more and be subject to a separate quote.
Cement work isn’t included in the original quote, but as the original bargeboards (see photos) are being left in place, the existing cement shouldn’t be disturbed by the work.
Our quote was for a property with easy access all around the house. If there is a conservatory or other significant obstacle that needs bridging then scaffold shall be erected and that will cost more.
Cost to Cap Over Roofline Fascia and Soffit Boards
We contacted several roofline installers and roofing companies and asked them to provide us with a quote for capped boards and new guttering/pipes to a 3-bed semi detached house.
There were 15 metres of fascia/soffit boards and guttering to the front and rear of the property and 9 metres of fascias and soffits to a side gable/apex. So a total roofline of 24 metres.
Based on our research the average cost to cap over roofline boards is £960.00. See our table below for more information:
|Location||Small Business /Trader||Larger Business (5+ employees)|
|Need a Custom Price? >|
|South, SW and Midlands||£800.00||£1200.00|
|Outer Region and North||£675.00||£1050.00|
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How Long Does the Work Take?
Capping over the original boards is very easy and will take about one day. We assume there are two workmen and the house is semi-detached.
If the boards were to be removed and replaced, the work would take around two days. There will also be a lot of waste if the old ones are removed and a trip to the waste disposal yard will be needed.
Difference Between Capping and Full Replacement
It costs substantially more to fully remove the old boards and replace them with new ones.
The cost of this work is covered by our guide to replacement fascia and soffit costs.
This usually involves erecting scaffold or access towers and removing a few courses of roof tiles before the existing boards can be taken off with a pry-bar.
It is much easier to cap over the existing boards, and the work is usually completed via ladders and the tiles do not need to be removed. The work can be finished in a fraction of the time compared to a full replacement.
Which is Best – Cap or Replace?
The purpose of QuotationCheck is to provide our visitors with a ballpark cost for various construction and home repair costs.
We know that there is a difference of opinion within the roofing industry as to whether it is best to replace or cap over fascia and soffit boards.
Here are the pros and cons:
Capping – This website explains why their company feels it’s best to cap over the existing roofline boards.
Replacement – Here is why some tradespeople believe it’s best to remove the boards first.
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