Rotting wood and peeling paint are common sights because access to the roofline
is difficult and dangerous, especially at the gable end of a house.
Worse still, what you see may be just the beginning of the problem. Damp may well
have reached and rotted the rafters behind the fascia and bargeboards, even making holes
for birds to enter the roof and nest inside. One thing is certain – left alone, the
problem can only become worse.
The Horizon range of PVCU roofline and cladding products will transform your
home and at the same time remove fears about further rot and damp penetration.
All Horizon Roofline and Cladding products are backed by our 10 year
guarantee and are covered by an independent insurance backed warrantee.
HOW IT WORKS
Vented Eaves Protector provides over-fascia protection and ventilation
equivalent to a continuous 10mm air gap. It is ideal for new or replacement
work where the soffit is unvented.
For new-build, the unit is installed prior to tiling/slating work and requires
the Jumbo fascia height to be reduced by 25mm in relation to roof oversail.
(See Fig 1).
For refurbishment work, this requirement is the same but the first two courses
of tiles should be taken up, the Vented Eaves Protector fitted under the existing
sarking felt and the tiles replaced.
Units are of black polypropylene, supplied in 1m lengths. Adjacent strips interlock
and are fixed on top of the fascia at 200mm centres, using 65mm ring shanked
galvanised steel nails. For roofs over 7.2m the fixing requirements should be
calculated in accordance with BS 5534.