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.
We had been trying for weeks to have a hole in our roof mended. We asked for a call back on the Thursday. They called us back within a few minutes and came and fixed our roof Saturday. Will definitely use them for any other roofing repairs
Great service from Alan and his team. Kept us informed throughout. Would rehighly recommend.
Very pleased with the new roof to our extension. Excellent communication - came out quickly to provide a quote - work done speedily and efficiently in very cold weather. Thank you.
Small job fixing ridge tiles. Good quality work, done promptly and at a fair price.
On my journey to find what is the issue with my roof Michael came recommended by another very high ranking professional who deemed its best to get some roof work done before I attempt to clean moss. I have nothing but kind words to describe Michael's professionalism, knowledge and skill. He has a very sharp eye and can pinpoint anything wrong with the roof and is incredibly honest and clear on what options we have on how to attempt to do the work. He provides an update every day on what is done and what is left and is incredibly clean and tidy when doing the work. He has so much compassion of the family situation and provides options for work to be done to suit the family budget. He has been so kind, knowledgeable, and honest with us that he has made something as devastating as roof works in 2 months of moving in, for a first time buyer, something manageable. He is always on time and has prioritised to do work even when the temperatures were below 0 just to make sure our roof wasn't leaking with the bad weather saving us a lot of potential damage. He is very trustworthy and I would recommend him and use him again if needed.
I contacted L&M roofing on Saturday, the problem with the damaged chimney, we met on Sunday, we agreed on the work, on Monday it was already done, before and after photos, efficiently and professionally. Thank you I'm waiting for the first heavy rain 🙂
We lost a tile overnight in the recent storms - gave him a ring when we noticed it (on a wet & windy Saturday) - he was here within the hour and job completed 10mins after arriving. He was almost too embarrassed to charge us - but we were happy to pay for his service (and obviously did). Great guy and a great job done. Highly recommended - and such a nice chap as well. We will definitely use him again.
I can't praise Steve and his team highly enough. Exemplary standard of workmanship, courteous, punctual, tidy, considerate and reasonably priced. The work (replacing soffits, fascias & guttering) was completed on time, on budget and to the highest standard. The site was thoroughly cleaned before they left. I would unreservedly recommend giving Steve the chance to quote for your job and am sure that you won't be sorry.
Very professional, Very happy with the end result. Would recommend 100%
Amazing from start to finish
Would recommend SDB building. Communications are always excellent, and the team deliver high quality works on the promised timescale.
Quick and efficient response to the major issue found when doing work, communications were excellent throughout the work, photos supplied of completed work which is very helpful. While not the cheapest or most expensive, work completed looks 5*, it was not rushed.
I needed some repairs to roof & drainpipes adjusting. Steve came as agreed, gave a competitive quote, was friendly & helpful offering good sound advice. His colleagues tidied up and seem to have resolved the problems. Thank you to him & his colleagues
Very helpful and thorough did a brilliant job and very friendly.. Would definitely use them again highly recommend
The work was delayed by weather but Steve kept me updated, and I was completely happy with end result
Prompt reply and dealt with problem immediately, and corrected problem which was left by original company! Thank you
Steve turned up as promised and the job was carried out quickly and efficiently. I would definitely use again!
Steve and the guys did a great job replacing the valley, installing an eaves tray and felt replacement on the chimney and chimney flaunching to name just a few of the repairs. High quality job - I can tell by the photos they undertook before and after. Reliable time keeping, they worked hard, kept tidy and above all the communication was excellent. I have used them several times before for different building jobs and they always provide a high level of service which is customer focused. Highly recommended.
Great team of guys who responded to our urgent repair needs. Steve was happy to talk us through the issues he could see and the options and costs of correcting them, before starting work, so there were no surprises. Work was completed on time and to a high standard.
Needed a Velux window removed from the roof and also some repairs. Team were professional, efficient and got the job done in a day. Will be using them again and would highly recommend if you need work done