Guttering Service And Roofline Maintenance in Droitwich And Worcester
We are experts in all aspects of replacement Fascias, Soffits, Bargeboards and Guttering.
Working throughout the Worcester, Malvern, Droitwich, Evesham, Pershore, Kidderminster & surrounding areas we can install a variety of eaves systems to suit all heritage, traditional, modern and contemporary properties, such as vinyl, plastics, uPVC, cast iron, timber, lead, aluminium, steel and copper based roofline systems and can match design and colour of existing windows and doors. All of our fascias, soffits and guttering are guaranteed and are will suit all applications including domestic, commercial, office and industrial.
Industrial Gutters, valleys and channels can often be prone to failure, as they have to cope with a greater capacity of water compared to the rest of the roof. Failure of such areas can lead to significant water ingress.
Layton Roofing & Building Specialists offer a range of systems to provide permanent cures to problem areas, such as;
- ‘Finlock’ Concrete Sectional Gutters
- Pitched valleys and channels
- Flat valleys and channels
- Box gutters
- Factory gutters
- Failed lead linings
If you are experiencing damp patches inside the house, water leaks into the cavity, or problems resulting from rotten roof trusses or birds’ nests and other infestations, then we would be happy to give you a free, no obligation quote for repairing or replacing rotting fascias and soffits. contact us.
Rubberised PlygeneNormally used to line Concrete (‘finlock’) gutters and Factory gutters, this system can be installed in long singular lengths and returns a life expectancy in excess of 25 / 30 years.
EPDM single ply Rubber, Single Ply PVC & other single ply systemsAgain, these systems can be used in a range of gutter, valley and channel applications. Single ply products return long life expectancies ranging from 30 to 50 years.
Glass Fibre GRPGlass Fibre is ideal where the appearance of a lead lining is required but traditional lead sheet cannot be used (maybe due to design constraints etc.) Glass fibre cures as a solid hardwearing product and, like the other systems, returns long life expectancies (around 25 + years).
Traditional Lead SheetLead sheet has been used for 100’s of years to provide waterproofing to all types of roofs, valleys, channels and gutters. Providing the lead is installed by professionals, and design constraints are taken into consideration, lead sheet linings return a very long life expectancy and reach periods of 70 to 100 years
Epoxy Resin Liquid CoatingLiquid coatings are ideal for use when the existing lining cannot be removed, or the work is undertaken as a proactive measure in place of a reactive measure. The liquid coatings we use incorporate a reinforcing matt for durability, and with the correct preparation will also achieve long life expectancies.
Roofline, Fascia, Soffit And Guttering
Roofline is used to describe the fascia, soffits, bargeboards and cladding that forms the frontage immediately below the roof and the eaves of most homes, these are traditionally made from wood and suffer from rot, general deterioration and require regular maintenance. The roofline and guttering should be kept in a good condition in order for the property to remain weatherproof. In-effective covering often leads to expensive repair works to the underlying wooden structures of your home.
Wood is a porous material. Once water has breached the outer layer, it is a matter of when and not if it will need replacing. This then paves the way for woodworm and many other vermin to set up home ultimately causing structural damage. uPVC rooflines will not rot, will never need painting, do not discolour and will remain maintenance free for up to 40 years. All they will require is the occasional clean with warm soapy water.
uPVC is one of the most popular choices in the UK today for Fascias, Soffits and Gutters with 85% of buildings benefiting from this cost effective, highly durable, environmentally friendly, safe, secure and robust product. It is now widely recognised that the maintenance burden and the technical performance of timber, especially for roofline, is no longer acceptable when compared with uPVC Fascias and Soffits. UPVC roofline will not rot, warp, bend or discolour. A fantastic range of styles and colour combinations are available.
If you are looking for dependable and trustworthy professionals who can carry out repairs or replacement to your roofline including guttering, cladding, fascias, soffits, verge and bargeboards, then you have come to the right place. Layton Roofing & Building Specialists can supply the material of your choice in a wide range of stlyes and colours.
The main purpose of a rain gutter or eavestrough is to protect a building’s foundation by channeling water away from its base. They also help to reduce erosion, prevent leaks in basements and crawlspaces, protect painted surfaces by reducing exposure to water, and provide a means to collect rainwater for later use. Rain gutters can be constructed from a variety of materials, including cast iron, lead, zinc, galvanised steel, painted steel, copper, painted aluminium, PVC (and other plastics), concrete, stone, and wood. Water collected by a rain gutter is fed, usually via a downspout, from the roof edge to the base of the building where it is either discharged or collected. A collection system strategy for water carried from rain gutters may include a rain barrel or a cistern
Fascia is a term used in architecture to refer to a frieze or band running horizontally and situated vertically under the roof edge or which forms the outer surface of a cornice and is visible to an outside observer. This is to say that the long dimension of the surface is horizontal and the short dimension is vertical. The word fascia derives from Latin “fascia” meaning “band, bandage, ribbon, swathe”. Specifically, used to describe the horizontal “fascia board” which caps the end of rafters outside a building, which can be used to hold the rain gutter. The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit or eave.
Soffit in architecture, describes the underside of any construction element.
In popular use, soffit most often refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, i.e., bridging the gap between a home’s siding and the roofline, otherwise known as the eaves. When so constructed, the soffit material is typically screwed or nailed to rafters known as lookout rafters or lookouts for short. Soffit exposure profile (from wall to fascia) on a building’s exterior can vary from a few centimetres (2-3 inches) to 3 feet or more, depending on construction. It can be non-ventilated or ventilated for cooling non livable attic space.
Cladding, often regarded as one of the most efficient ways to completely transform, renovate and modernise homes, is available in different styles and different colours. uPVC cladding is an ideal substitute for traditional timber cladding, with the added advantage of all the low maintenance benefits, weatherability and durability you would associate with uPVC. It can also help to substantial improve your properties insulation. Great for existing dormers and new builds.
Bargeboard is a board fastened to the projecting gables of a roof to give them strength and to mask, hide and protect the otherwise exposed end of the horizontal timbers or purlins of the roof to which they were attached.
Dry Verge is a strong, watertight verge without the use of mortar. The dry fix method offers speed of installation, long term economy and long term safety – no need to repair failing mortar offering home-owners a maintenance-free and weather-tight solution.
If you would like to read more about the brands and their products and prehaps even choose your coverings before calling for quotation then please see below (click on the logo’s to visit the company website):
- Swish Building ProductsA fully integrated cellular PVC roofline system consisting of fascias, bargeboards and soffits, with a wide range of standard and decorative components for new build and refurbishment projects.Includes ventilation systems to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations. Complements Swish cladding and window board systems.
- FreeFoam Building ProductsFreefoam is a leading manufacturer of PVC-U and PVC-UE building products for roofline and rainwater applications including a wide range of fascias, soffits, rainwater systems, external cladding and interior decorative panelling. Freefoam’s PVC roof trim products offer house builders, local authorities, developers and installers a low-maintenance alternative to conventional timber fascia and soffit. In addition, Freefoam’s products are stylish, versatile and come in a large range of colours and designs to add style and definition to domestic and commercial buildings.
- Kestrel Building ProductsKestrel is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of Roofline and Cladding U-PVC, PVC-UE and PVC-U building products. Based in England it manufactures Fascia Boards, bargeboards, Window Boards, Cladding, Siding and Window Trims.It is renowned for making environmentally friendly U-PVC and PVC-UE building products using 100% calcium organic stabilisers. Kestrel works in partnership with Housing Associations, Local Authorities, Architects, Distributors and Installers to offer the end user one of the widest, deepest product ranges in the market place. It also continually invests in products and services to ensure all of its customers stay ahead of the rest of the market and changing legislation