Eavestrough, Soffit and Fascia Repair and Installation in Dundalk
Making home repairs is fraught with challenges the likes we may not encounter in our daily jobs. Poor tools, intricate designs that leave a person scrambling to figure just what is what and results that don’t meet the problems are what can happen when we try to do things we have no business trying. An eavestrough replacement in Dundalk, a fascia replacement in Dundalk and a soffit replacement in Dundalk are three repairs that should be left in the hands of experts. At AM Roofing Solutions we are roofing experts and are quite capable of ensuring your home’s protection through our work – our expertise is built on many years service to the industry and our crew is considered journeymen in the roofing trade.
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- Apart from keeping your home covered, the second most import job of the roof is to move water and it is ably assisted in that task by the eavestrough. The open channels are simple in design to catch rainfall from the shingles and distribute on the ground with the help of the downspouts. If the water flow is less than expected it could because you have leaves or sediment in the channels and an eavestrough repair in Dundalk can relieve the stress of the blockage, Bear in mind, if you have left the repair too long it could turn into an eavestrough replacement in Dundalk because the materials, twigs and wet leaves have broken through the channel creating an opening where one shouldn’t exist. If the weight of the clog is too much for the eavestrough to handle it will pull away from the fascia creating two problems – a damaged eavestrough and a damaged fascia. Your rain gutters can’t be left to vagaries of the weather and flying objects, a rain gutter repair in Dundalk should be taken immediately to prevent a rain gutter replacement in Dundalk and the costs that come with it.
- Closing the gap between the eavestrough and roof’s edge is what the fascia does and it can be exposed to factors beyond its control that will create damage. Water over the rain gutters due to clogs goes straight to the fascia first and then down the house. The problem the fascia faces is that it is made of wood or has an aluminum sheath cover but the problem remains the same – wood rot. If the rot is localized to a small section of the fascia a fascia repair in Dundalk can cut away the rot. If the rot has spread beyond and encompasses a good deal of the strip a fascia replacement in Dundalk is the answer to keep the rot from spreading further and costing more in repairs. The fascia gets hit with another problem that doesn’t create and it comes from the attic. A lack of proper insulation – at least R-20 – will not stop heat from rising through the attic to the shingles. Snow on the roof will turn to water and start its descent to the gutters – when temperatures fall, the water turns to ice and forms dams at the eavestrough. The dams get in between the eavestrough and the fascia and like the jaws-of-life, the ice dams push the eavestrough away from the fascia. This leaves a virtually unusable eavestrough hanging from damaged fascia and opening for water to enter your home or stream down the side. New insulation, check, new eavestrough, check, new fascia check, big bill, write a cheque.
- It sounds funny at first, but your roof needs fresh air – most people think a roof should be keeping out fresh air, but there is a method the madness and it is all about climate control in the attic. When we heat our homes, we have warm, moist air that is circulating to keep out homes cozy – the heat eventually makes its way to the top of the house an to the attic. It will convert to a moist vapour and hang like humidity in the attic and the vapour will be sucked by dry wood like the joists or the rafters. The soffit is in place to counteract the vapour because the holes in the panels allow for fresh air to filter to the attic and force the vapour out the vents. If the soffit is moving air slowly to the attic a soffit repair in Dundalk will clear the chambers and reduce the temperature in the attic. If you don’t feel a noticeable drop in temperature in the attic, a soffit replacement in Dundalk should be taken as soon as you can get a contractor to your home. The rafters and joist will bow or sag if the vapour penetration has been an ongoing problem and you can see it when you look at it. That should ring alarm bells for a homeowner and could cause your house insurance to be cancelled unless the roof is repaired.
When you realize your needs an eavestrough replacement in Dundalk or a fascia replacement in Dundalk or a soffit replacement in Dundalk reach out to us at AM Roofing Solutions and let our 60-plus years of experience take care of the problem that is affecting your roof. Our work comes with a workmanship warranty – 10-years – and the materials will last at least that long depending on budget.
Reach out to us at AM Roofing Solutions for any help and advice you think you may need taming the troubles on your roof. For a no-cost meeting, a free inspection and free estimate call us at AM Roofing Solutions today at 1.877.281.6900.