Do you know the important parts of a roof?
You may have a vague idea, you might know nothing!
But one certain this is that without a proper roof, your property (home, office, warehouse, workshop…) would be inhabitable. It would allow water and rain to leak through, it may allow the heat to escape during cold weather, or have bad air circulation in the hot weather. A bad roof also undermines the value of your property and may also be a health hazard since the parts may fail and it may cave in and injure the occupants. It’s therefore important to make certain you invest in the best roof and also maintain it on a regular basis. The following are some of the key parts of roofing.
The gutter collects the water draining from the roof and channels it to the downspouts. It is attached to long planks of wood or plastic known as fascias. The accessory comes with a half-round flat-bottom design and may be continuous (seamless) or comes in sections. It’s made of materials like plastic, galvanized steel, copper, zinc, vinyl and more. Due to age, accumulation of dirt and debris( grass clippings, dust, animal droppings, nests, leaves, twigs, mud, pebbles…)poor use, or accidents, it may start sagging, rust, corrode or get misaligned and this may lead to leakage, some water splashing top the fascia or wall, or faded tiles. When this happens, it’s necessary to have the accessory repaired or replaced.
Fascia is the long wooden plank that runs horizontally on the edge of the roof. It is nailed to rafters/beams that support the roofing materials (tiles, iron sheets) and supports the gutter. Without it, it would be hard to attach the gutter. Additionally, it improves the appearance of the roof since you won’t see the rafters when viewing it from an angle. Wood is the common material of construction in the UK, although plastic is becoming popular. Over time or because of an accident, it may crack, break, start rotting, warp, or the paint may start flaking. These problems are corrected by replacing the bad section or gutter or repainting it after solving the problem.
The region between the fascia and the wall is known as the soffit. It is both functional and aesthetical. It is nailed/ attached to the rafters and hides the rafters, underlayment, battens, sheathing, and other roof sections. Soffits also improve the aesthetic appeal of the property as well as the value. Signs of failing or worn out soffit include flaking pint, sags, rot, mold, moss, leaking, and crookedness. A competent roofer in Birmingham is able to assess the extent of the damage and also offer the correct solution.
If you would like to have your gutters, fascias, soffits and other parts of your roof to be inspected, repairs, or replaced, then you need to talk to a qualified and competent firm. As Birmingham Roofers, we take provide on being a leading roofing expert in the region and beyond. We can handle any type of roofing needs whether new installation, evaluation, replacement, repairs and more. To learn more about our services, visit our website, send an email, or give us a call. And if you are within the Birmingham area, you can also drop by our offices. And did you know we give a free quote on all our service?