5 benefits of aluminium eaves systems
Tony Wereszczynski, Technical Director at Marley Alutec, shares five reasons why contractors love aluminium eaves systems…
YOU SAVE TIME
Aluminium combines the durability and strength of metal with the convenience of PVC. Quick to install, it requires less manpower on site and is perfect for fitting over existing wood systems without reducing tile overhang.
Marley Alutec’s Evoke fascia and soffit range, for example, is just 4mm thick and requires no backing board, so is very light and easy to handle.
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A SPECIALIST
Despite being extremely strong, aluminium systems are very easy to cut and modify on site – essential to achieving that perfect fit on complex projects. With Marley Alutec’s Evoke system, you can use conventional carpentry tools and skills, so no specialist contractors are needed. This also means you can make bespoke pieces on site as required, avoiding costly delays.
IT LASTS FOR A REALLY LONG TIME
Aluminium eaves systems have an extremely long lifespan of 50 years or more. However, not all aluminium is created equal. While marine grade aluminium has a life expectancy of more than half a century, inferior quality aluminium products will have a much shorter lifecycle, and will be susceptible to corrosion.
IT DOESN’T NEED REPAINTING
High quality, marine-grade aluminium is impervious to corrosion even in its raw, unpainted form. So it will continue to look its best for many years. Delivering an extremely durable, colour-stable solution, aluminium eaves systems require no further maintenance.
Marley Alutec’s Evoke range is self-cleaning thanks to a nano additive that resists the build-up of dust, grime and moss.
IT’S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
As an added bonus, using aluminium puts a very big tick in the sustainability box. As it can be recycled over and over again without losing its quality, it’s one of the most sustainable building materials there is. It’s estimated that 75% of all the aluminium ever produced is still in use today.
Marley Alutec’s Evoke fascias and soffits, a range contractors can rely on to do the job well.
- Highest standards of durability and reliability
- Life span of more than 50 years
- Incorporates nano self-cleaning technology