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.
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
Could not have asked for a more. They were professional and efficient. Would highly recommend.
After posting the advert for a garage roof that needed a complete overhaul David was able to visit straight away. He was very knowledgeable and talked me through all of the details. Their quote was the most competitive and communication was excellent! The roof was completed to a very high standard and I am very impressed with the company. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family!
Fantastic job! I wouldn't hesitate to hire David and his team 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.
Mike did a great job cleaned up well after and disposed of all the rubbish. Will use again and would recommend him to anyone.
We had worked carried out last year that was excellent by Micheal. He was very polite, tidy and reliable. Had a small problem and he came straight out and corrected it. Would definitely recommend.
Michael was quick to investigate and identify the source of my leak and resolved the issue promptly for a very fair price. He was really easy to talk to and I'd highly recommend him to others looking to get roofing work completed!
RFR made the time to come out and inspect the bay roof which had leaked in the previous night following a heavy storm. He explained that it needed a repair not a replacement and set to work straight away. They explained very clearly what needed doing and the the cost involved, which was very reasonable. We were very relieved to say the least, having assumed the roof might need a very costly replacement. We would have been none the wiser had someone confirmed our worse fears. RFR were very honest and helpful and even troubled to advise us on how to make good the damage to the inside decoration. We would not hesitate to use RFR again and can recommend him without reservation.
Saved me from a real emergency. Great care from start to finish. Would highly recommend.
Paul and his team did a first class job after we had been let down by other people. Someone who turns up and does what he says he’ll do. I have no hesitation in recommending this company for any roof repairs.
Michael is very knowledgeable and his advice was invaluable in deciding the best option to repair my ridge tiles on my roof. His quote was very competitive and the standard of his work was very high, moreover he ensured that any mess was tidied up and taken away for disposal. I have not hesitation in recomending MK Maintenance.
Good service kept us informed from start to finish roofers on time and polite
Warren was so professional and helpful. Warren put right our guttering that was done so poorly by a different company. We are extremely happy with the service and wouldn't hesitate to employ him again for future roofing work. Thank you.
Mrs sharon m Brown
Paul Williams responded immediately and visited to survey the job and explained what was required - very friendly chap. A week later I received a quote. My inclination is to take up Paul’s quote but I am ‘still’ waiting for other quotes from other companies before committing myself.