Rooflines is the collective term used for any of the following
- Box End
- Roofguard Eave Protector
- Dry Verge
- Dry Ridge
- Dry Hip Ridge.
As roofing specialists, we can help you with any of these areas of your roof to ensure your property always remains waterproof, extending the life of your roof and the integrity of your property’s structure.
It is essential that you allow roofing professionals to undertake any work on your roof as the components require specialist installation. Working on a roofline is also obviously dangerous due to its height and so we would never recommend anyone tried out their DIY skills on any of a rooflines component parts.
Soffits are the covering between the underside of the edge of your roof and the wall of the house. They seal and protect the rafters. Not all houses have soffits fitted. New houses will have UPVC soffits which are hardwearing and have great waterproofing properties. Wooden soffits are often found in slightly older properties, however, these decay and rot over time and so this will quickly threaten the roof structure’s integrity.
Having a well maintained and fitted soffit on your roofline will add value to your property should you sell it, as well as it looking more attractive.
Fascias don’t just enhance the curb appeal of your home, they perform a vital function. Fascia boards protect your home by sealing the roof rafter feet, supporting the roof tiles and providing support for your guttering. Traditional softwood fascias have a tendency to rot and so are usually replaced with UPVC. Not only do fascias protect the fabric of your home from weather but they also protect against rot getting into your roof timbers.
Fascias are an essential element of your roofline and should be maintained regularly to protect both the exterior and interior of your property.
Guttering is made up from open pipe-like tubes which run along the bottom length of your roof to collect the rain water and stop your brick/stone work becoming damp. The gutters allow the rainwater to flow into downpipes which, in turn, flow into the drainage system. It is essential that your guttering does not get blocked with leaves and other debris, and that it is installed giving it the appropriate ‘fall’ at one end so that the water flows towards the drainpipe and doesn’t pool in the guttering itself.
If your guttering is damaged or not fixed correctly, damp will get into the walls of your property causing a host of potentially very serious problems.
Other essential components of your Roofline
The bargeboard can be found on the gable end of your home and seals the rafters and the verge.
The box end ensures that the joint between the fascia board and bargeboard is secure and waterproof.
Sprockets are fixings which are attached to the rafter feet of your roof. They provide the surface for your fascia boards and soffits to be installed on to.
Roofguard Eaves Protector
The roofguard eaves protector protects the edge of the felt covering under your tiles and it curves into your guttering to ensure that no rainwater can run behind your fascia board or the guttering.
Dry verge are installed above your bargeboard on your gable end to stop this area needing pointing as the sand and cement mortar crumbles.
Dry Ridge and Dry Hip Ridge Systems
Your ridge tiles and hip ridge tiles (if you have a roof which has more than three slopes) are traditionally fixed with sand and cement mortar. Our ‘Dry’ systems use screws and clamps to fix the ridge and hip ridge tiles to the roof. The systems also have waterproof unions which catch any droplets of water which may find their way between the tiles, dispersing it back onto the roof itself.
For new build properties, dry ridge systems are a requirement as they provide huge benefits over the traditional mortar fixings, keeping tiles securely in place. Storm damage is greatly diminished, and the system requires very little maintenance.
If your roofline needs maintenance of any kind, please get in touch. We have many years’ experience in advising our clients on the best products and systems to make their homes weatherproof and low maintenance.