While most of us are aware of the larger areas of our roof such as the tiles, slates or felt, the fascias, soffits, and guttering can be easily overlooked. However, these features affect the entire appearance of your home and if your guttering, fascia or soffits have started to become worn, you’re likely to start experiencing issues including leaks, water intrusion, and roof damage. Here we’ll explore the topic of guttering, fascia and soffit repair and replacement so you can have the details you need to make an informed decision for your home.
Guttering is a crucial part of the roofing system of any home. Guttering is essentially a collection channel to allow water to be moved away from the home. Rainwater, sleet, and snowmelt flows down a pitched roof into a gutter running along the bottom edge of the roof. Unfortunately, guttering can also collect leaves, twigs, bird’s nests, and other debris. This compromises the water flow and can allow water to start to pool around the base of the roof. Pooling water is never a good thing for roofing materials, and it can allow damp to penetrate the roof and enter your home.
Regularly cleaning your gutters is an essential part of home maintenance to avoid potential problems. However, if your guttering has become loose or has started to deteriorate, it is essential to have it repaired or replaced to restore proper drainage for your roof.
Fascia boards sit below the roof trusses to support the bottom of the roof. The fascia is also where your guttering is attached, so it needs to be well maintained and strong, particularly in adverse weather such as heavy rainfall. Fascia boards are visible from outside your home and can be made from wood, aluminium, plastic or vinyl. Its primary function is to block the entrance of moisture to protect your home’s interior and your roof. However, fascia boards also add an aesthetic touch to your home, creating a smooth appearance along the edge of your roof.
Soffits are under the fascia board and can be seen from below. Due to this location, it is vital that your soffits are maintained regularly and kept in good condition. Soffits are not merely an aesthetic feature as they are also an integral component in the ventilation system for your roof. This helps to keep your roof space protected against rot. Any holes, cracks or damage to your soffits can compromise your roof space and allow damp to infiltrate, encouraging a number of issues including mildew, mould, and rot. Like fascia boards, soffits can be made from wood, vinyl, plastic or aluminum. Each of these materials requires different care and offer different benefits. For example, wood tends to be cheaper and offer a more traditional aesthetic, but it requires more care and regular treatment.
Fortunately, unlike many areas of your roof, it is fairly easy to see if your guttering, fascias or soffits have become damaged. If you notice any cracks, holes or sagging, you can rely on our recommended experts to help you with repair or replacement.
Friendly and helpful. Kept to appointment arranged. Quoted for work required. Seems very reasonable.
Warren was very helpful, knowledgeable and efficient in helping with my roof problem . He arrived same day and was a very reasonable price. Can highly recommend!
Paul and his team did an excellent job on our roof repairing storm damage and fitting dry ridge and verge systems. He is very knowledgeable and uses top quality materials. He is also friendly and polite. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and family.
Mark did a great job and handled everything professionally- wasn’t the cheapest but price was reasonable . A proper quote rather than a verbal estimate. Will definitely definitely use him again.
I made contact with Ashley after suffering roof damage during the recent storms. I was asked to send a photo of the damage and he responded with an estimate, which I accepted. Within two days he came as promised and made a very good repair to damaged roof tiles. My neighbours all agree that his work looks excellent.
Fantastic service, we had an emergency that although couldn’t be fully resolved immediately, they made sure it was watertight in the meantime. Now the job is finished and I am so pleased. Would recommend these experienced knowledgeable and nice guys to any one for their services. Thanks!
The service from Mark was first class. We received a quote for the repair work required as a result of storm Eunice the same day I requested his roofing repair service. He visited and completed the necessary work the next day.
100% happy . Mark and Ashley were excellent very fast responding to our call after storm Eunice . They have high standards of workmanship are trustworthy and friendly deserve all praise given. Will be our chosen business for any future work.
We phoned Micheal on a Friday evening, he come out Saturday Morning at 9.30, we had a few roof tiles slip, he did the work, to a high standard, he even removed some moss what was sitting on the top guttering, which could of caused another problem, Michael is a Calm , easy to talk to man, who listens , he also tells you , what the problem is , how his going to fix it, and a very reasonable price. I will definitely recommend him to anyone. His already done my neighbours slipped tiles.
Good efficient service but at a price!
Paul is a really nice guy. He gave a sensible quote for the job and stuck to it. He carried out the work on the day and time that he'd promised. Everything quoted for was carried out to the letter and the site was left clean and tidy.
Very prompt and quick service. All work carried out as per quote within a few days. Would recommend.
Michael was there when I needed my roof fixed, he came round in short notice gave me a price and was there fixing the leak whilst I was sleeping after my nightshift, when I awoke the job was done, I hope Michael will be there for me again if I need him in the future. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He is a good and reliable honest tradesman.
Cannot fault the work done on the roof. The men who carried out our roof repair and maintenance did so to a very high standard.
Warren did a super job for me, sorting out my broken tile and gutters quickly and without fuss. Wouldn't hesitate to use again, thank you.
Warren responded very quickly, was able to come the same day to take a look at and eventually repair a leaky roof. Very knowledgable and professional. And the leak is fixed!
Paul Williams got in touch when he said he would, gave the quote and did the job within reasonable time, somewhat set back by the weather. He was very easy to deal with and responded immediately to my emails. Full marks for that! I will use him again if I have a problem.
Thoroughly recommend Paul. Contacted Paul after another roofer left us with a leaking flat roof and was unable to resolve the issue. Paul replaced the flat roof and no more leak. Would definitely use him again
5 tiles replaced and gutter work including facias and gutter cleaning. Michael from MK maintenance carried out some work on my mum’s house done a great job and would highly recommend very clean and tidy and we would definitely use for further work and to recommend to family and friends thanks.