Guttering, Fascias and Soffits in Upminster, Hornchurch and Essex

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We can help domestic and commercial clients in Upminster, Hornchurch, Romford and Essex to improve the lifespan of their roof by carrying out essential maintenance work for faulty guttering, fascias and soffits. If your property is suffering from broken or decayed roofline components, a fully-trained roofer can repair cracks or replace worn materials through our fast and efficient roofing services.

Roofline Components

Fascias

  • What are they? Fascia boards are fitted to the underside of the roofline, providing support to the edge of slated and tiled roofs, and prevent moisture ingress to the roof of your Upminster, Hornchurch, Romford or Essex property.
  • What are they made from? Fascias are typically made from PVC or uPVC (rigid, unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) or treated timber to prevent rot.

 

Soffits

  • What are they? Soffits can be found beneath the fascia boards. Soffits hold the aesthetic purpose of joining the roof to the building whilst providing pest and environmental protection to the roof, which will need to be repaired or replaced if left unattended.
  • What are they made from? Soffits can be made from a variety of materials such as uPVC or wood.

Maintenance for Guttering, Fascias and Soffits

  • Soffit Construction
  • Fascia Repairs and Replacements
  • Guttering System Repairs, Replacements and Cleaning
  • Downpipe Construction and Repairs
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Repairing Fascias and Soffits

A roofer will examine the condition of your fascias and soffits. Based upon evaluation, they will determine whether or not your fascias and soffits will need to be renewed. If there are signs of rot (due to excess moisture) or warped surfaces (typically from prolonged weather damage), the entire boards will need to be completely replaced. Fascias and soffits can also sag from their original position over time, and can be secured into place by a qualified roofer.

 

Restoring Guttering Systems

Gutters are prone to blockages from trees debris and the activity of local wildlife. Therefore, guttering systems need to be checked and cleared on a regular basis, or cleaned by a professional roofer. Blockages are likely to happen during the spring and autumn months, which is why Upminster, Hornchurch, Romford and Essex clients should arrange safe routine inspections to prevent serious damage. A blockage can lead to damp on inside walls and, if left for prolonged periods, could cause building damage.

 

Other common issues a roofer can rectify are the security and the angles of guttering pipework. We can improve the stability of the guttering system at your Upminster, Hornchurch, Romford or Essex property by adding new screw and trusses. Improperly pitched guttering, which may come loose from sagging fascias and soffits, can affect the flow of rainwater because it is transferred through the vertical downpipes to the drains.

 

Ideally, gutters should slope ΒΌ of an inch per 10 feet of pipework in a downwards direction, thus preventing gutter overflow and building damage.

For more information about fitting and repairing guttering, fascias and soffits in Upminster, Hornchurch, Romford and Essex, call 01708 221 284 or 07971 423 106.

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