8 signs you need to replace your roofline

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Roofline is an essential part of any building. It protects your property interior from the elements. It directs water away from your home. And it seals your roof space to stop moisture, animals, and insects from penetrating your loft.

Roofline consists of guttering, soffits, bargeboards, and fascias. All these components work together to protect your home and should always be kept in excellent condition. If your roofline begins to fail, then you could be left with numerous problems that will be expensive and inconvenient to rectify.

To ensure that you know when you need to replace your roofline, here are the 8 most common signs that your roofline needs attention.

1. Cracks and broken areas

Spotting any cracks and broken areas in your roofline is a sure-fire sign that you don’t have sufficient protection. Whether it’s a small crack in one of your bargeboards or a missing piece from a fascia, if left untreated it could lead to a much larger and costlier problem in the future.

2. Birds nesting in your loft

If you’ve heard rustling noises coming from your loft space, you may have birds nesting. This is not only inconvenient and can cause sleep interruptions, but the birds can also potentially cause a lot of damage. From removing loft insulation to pecking through electrical wires, you need to solve the root cause of the problem which is likely to be a large enough gap in your roofline where the birds can enter. This should always be a preventative measure, no work can be carried out while birds are nesting.

3. Rotting timber fascias or bargeboards

If your timber roofline has started to rot, then it’s probably gone beyond repair. Rotting timber rooflines should be addressed as quickly as possible to avoid the problem spreading to other areas of your property such as your roof’s structural timber supports.

4. Damaged sections of mortar (particularly on the gable end)

Cracked or missing sections of mortar are a sure-fire sign of problems with your roofline. This is particularly true of any areas of mortar on a property’s gable end. Roofline replacement will help with the problem, and you may need some re-pointing work done.

5. Leaking gutters and downpipes

Water can cause all sorts of problems to a property. From damp and mould to floods and condensation, any leaks need to be dealt with as quickly as possible and leaking gutters and downpipes are no exception.

6. Peeling or damaged paintwork

Peeling or damaged paintwork is one of the first warning signs that your roofline is starting to deteriorate. If you act quickly, you may be able to re-paint and rectify the problem. It may, however, be better to replace any weathered sections to fully protect your home.

7. Loose sections of roofline

A loose section of roofline means that it’s no longer functioning as it should. It could also become a potential hazard during any high winds and cause injury if it becomes fully detached. If the roofline is in good condition, a professional will be able to secure it back in place to make your home safe and protected.

8. Visible holes in soffits and fascias

Holes in soffits and fascias can cause all types of problems. From water ingress to insect and animal infestations, roofline holes need to be fixed as soon as possible. For small holes, they may be able to be sealed temporarily. The larger the hole, however, the more likely you will need to replace your roofline.

If you’ve noticed any of these warning signs that your roofline is beginning to deteriorate, it’s best to act quickly to avoid any further problems with the rest of your home.

At Roofline Solutions, we undertake all types of roofline replacement and repair work for homeowners across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and West Sussex. If you’d like to find out more about working with Roofline Solutions get in touch today. For more information about any of our products or services call 01252 852 336 or send us a message online with details of the services you require.