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Fascias, Soffits & Guttering

Light Between New Gutters and Roof

Anonymous user 22 October 2020 - 5.54 PM

Just had my roof and gutters redone (all brand new) and I'm confused by the space between the gutters and the roof. I can see daylight though sections and can see where they screwed the gutters in. Water drips between the roof and the gutters. I don't feel this is correct, but the company told me this spacing is necessary because they are hanging gutters. If this needs corrected, I would like to know. Can anyone tell me why the gutters are this way? Photos on the link https://photos.app.goo.gl/WhDrTRoNFx67bFCn7

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Anonymous user

It is not necessary it’s just the natural line but what I would suggest is to have some drip trays (felt) Installed it will help prevent the rain coming through the gap.

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22 October 2020

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G M Property Services
Rating: 4.9 out of 54.9519 reviews
Sunderland

I think these have been fitted incorrectly as there shouldn’t be a gap, as like you said, water will drop between the gap. The roof felt should overhang and sit in the gutter bridging the gap and this seems to have been too short. I would suggest to have eave protectors fitted. These slide under the bottom row of roof tiles and sit within the guttering to allow the water to run into the gutter.

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22 October 2020

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Salisbury Guttering Services limited
Rating: 5 out of 5558 reviews
Salisbury

Hard to tell without seeing properly but daylight probably is because the felting has rotted back and nothing much between tile and gutter, you can quite often fit an eaves tray to stop this

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22 October 2020

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Batley

This new guttering is useless, as seen in your video, rainwater is not getting into the gutter and falling through the gaps! You need to install “eaves trays” all along the bottom of the roofline (or where there’s guttering) these are basically black plastic sheets approx 1m in length x 300mm wide, they slide under the last or bottom roof tile and sit nicely into the gutter. You have to overlap them by about150mm to form a continuous Chanel. They cost around £5 each. Looking at your house, I would consider hiring a tower scaffolding to carry out this simple bit fiddly job. Best of luck

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11 November 2020

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Anonymous user

Usually if you see daylight behind gutters to roof may be felt could be rotted you can easily fix with drip trays

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9 November 2021

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Superior roofline
Rating: 5 out of 55521 reviews
Buckhurst Hill

Hi I’m this situation I would very much suggest installing eave trays along the top of the fasica board to stop the day light and also to prevent any water from dripping through the gap. This also prevents rotting if the fasica board is timber.

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3 February 2023

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Anonymous user

This happens a lot… the old felt may have corroded up past the fascia line. As the roofers here suggest, eve support trays can be installed to bridge the gap. The bottom 3 tiles are normally removed to fix the eves trays in place. Could be a good time to replace the bottom meter of felt also… depending on situation of the roof…

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14 February 2023

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Anonymous user

Sounds like they haven’t fitted your roof felt correctly at the bottom section. You should have felt coming from underneath the bottom row of tiles and sitting into your gutter. I would suggest putting felt support trays in which will extend the felt correctly. By doing this you won’t see daylight underneath and it will stop water dripping in between the gap

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13 April 2023

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