Roofline Fascias Ltd: Full Installation Process…. From start to finish
GAINING ACCESS: For commencement of work
At Roofline Fascias Ltd we use a local scaffolding company Pyramid scaffolding Ltd for all of our access needs, we have been useing them for approximately 8 years and have built up very good working relationship, and unlike lots of other scaffolding companies, they erect the scaffolding when instructed to but more importantly take it down when arranged and do not leave it up on the property until they are next in the area.
We do own and use our own specialised access equipment, comprising of alloy towers, alloy platforms, specialist ladders and an “easy Deck platform” if required for certain situations.
REMOVAL OF OLD: Fascia, soffit and guttering
We take great care in the removal of your old timber fascias and soffits, being careful not to damage windows, telephone lines, sky dishes, TV cables or anything else that may be attached to your existing timber fascias. We will then remove your old eave course felt and replace it with a new rigid polyurethane felt-tray ( eave tray) which keeps any penetrating water that may get through your roof tiles, away from your timber joist’s/rafters and take it into your guttering.
PREPARATION: Prior to installation
Once everything has been carefully removed it is time to carry out a complete inspection of your timber rafters to ensure there has been no prior water damage and none of the timber rafter ends are rotten. This is important as your new PVC-u fascia is fixed directly to your rafter ends. In the event that we do find rot, we will remove that section of rot and splice a new rafter in its place. This usually only ever occurs on gable ends and no extra costs are incurred (up to 1.5m) as this is all part of the installation process.
We now set about getting all rafter ends plumb and straight using our specialised installation techniques.
INSTALLATION: Fascias, soffit, guttering ,down pipes
We now begin installing your new UPVC Fascia, soffits and guttering. It’s very important to use the right materials, 18mm thick Fascias is the absolute minimum thickness for a replacement board as it is the main load bearing part of your roofline, bearing the load of your guttering and last row of roof tiles. We only use stainless steel shank fixings to ensure a long lasting clean finish with no ugly rust marks.
Guttering comes in range of styles and colours – you can choose from the classic Ogee style for that older style of property, half round, or the popular Square line gutter for that modern look. Available in White Black, Brown and Grey, we have a range of guttering to compliment any property.
Also available Mahogany Wood grain and Light Oak Wood grain Guttering to match perfectly with Wood grain fascia boards.
VENTILATION: Soffit, roof, above fascia
It’s very important to allow the timber behind your new roofline to breathe. If your timber were to become damp because of condensation due to a lack of ventilation then larvae, which cause woodworm and dry rot, could breed. To combat this we use various methods of ventilation, above fascia vents, soffit vents or roof vents
We will ensure to leave your property spotless by sweeping up carefully and by taking away all non asbestos roofline waste and debris. At times we come across hazardous materials such as asbestos soffits and guttering, this will be bagged and taped ensuring no harm to people or the environment.
Finally you now have a great looking home that is well protected from the British weather. You can also have peace of mind knowing that all our materials and labour are covered by our 10-year, insurance backed guarantee. Enjoy!