Pitched roof underlays are normally dressed into the eaves gutter, leaving a strip of material exposed to the elements. Some underlays can deteriorate and even completly disintegrate after relatively short exposure to water and sunlight. If no provision is made for eaves protection, this can result many problems including:
The images above shows the damaged roof underlay has been cut away and the eaves protector is inserted under the sound remaining felt to form a watertight barrier running straight into the guttering
EavesProtection over fascia protection is a rigid PVC extrusion. It is fixed to the top of the fascia and supports roofing felt immediately behind the fascia. Unsupported felt often collects water, a process known as ponding. It then deteriorates and allows moisture through to the rafters.
BRE Defect Action Sheets and BS 5534: 2003 (Code of Practice for Slating and Tiling) recommends the use of a more durable material for these exposed areas. Our Eaves Guard is designed to meet these requirements. This highly UV resistant polymeric eaves protection system is extremely durable and will give maintenance free service for many years.