How to repair roof lining

How to repair roof lining

Roof lining combines four features, such as fascia, soffit, bargeboard, and guttering, to make up your home’s roof. These four elements protect your home by preventing damages caused by harsh weather conditions. 

A leaking roof can cause severe damages to your house. Sometimes, damages become irreparable, causing homeowners to replace the entire roof. Remember, this can break the bank if you are on a budget. 

Experts recommend regular cleaning and maintenance of your roof to prevent minor issues from turning into bigger problems. Bi-annual maintenance in spring and autumn is an excellent way to keep your roof repairs in good condition. 

Roof lining repairs are complex than fixing cracked and broken tiles. It requires careful inspection, preparation, and fixing. The process involves identifying the area where the tile’s membrane sheet needs repairs.

Besides, repairing roof lining is not a DIY task, and when you try to carry out the task yourself, you may increase the risk of further damages. That’s why it is crucial to hire a professional contractor to get the job done adequately, save time and money. Read on!  

Over Cladding 

Over cladding is an excellent way to increase the roofline’s mechanical strength and improve its resistance to cracking and other damage caused by extreme temperatures, water absorption, sunlight, and air or chemical pollution. 

Cladding also protects against moulds, strong winds, snowfall, and rain. However, it is not a DIY task and requires careful planning and preparation. Make sure you hire an expert roofer with years of experience in over-cladding to complete the project efficiently and timely. 

Replace the Roofline 

Although over-cladding is a quick fix for damaged fascia and soffits and does not cost a lot of money, it is cladding attracted over the top of the damaged areas. So, it does not cover anything unsightly. That’s why it does not fix the issue and can worsen things if not performed adequately. 

Not only does over-cladding reduce ventilation on the roof, but it can also cause dampness, cracks, rotting, and collapse the areas of your roofline. So, we recommend hiring a professional roofline replacement service to remove damaged areas and install new and ventilated soffits and fascia to fix the issue. Here is the step-by-step process performed by a professional roofer to replace the roofline. Keep reading! 

  • Remove the old, damaged, rotten soffits, facia, barge boards, and guttering 
  • Slide the tiles’ first row back and remove the corroded felt
  • Use secure fixings to dress and remove the rotten spar ends 
  • Using string lines to achieve good levelling 
  • Attach 9mm, solid soffit boards to the underside of the spars 
  • Install 18mm, solid facia boards to the area in front of the spars 
  • Attach or install 18mm solid barge boards 
  • Install a new ventilation system to the top of the facia 
  • Install a new plastic felt tray to direct the rainfall from the roof into the gutter 
  • Replace the roof tiles and ensure placing them into the correct position
  • Install new soffit and barge boards to replace the corroded timbers 
  • Inspect, replace, and patch up the dislodged cement 
  • Install dry verge end caps 
  • Install new gutters and ensure they are at the correct angle 
  • Install new fall pipes 
  • Final review of the overall roofline replacement 





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