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The Roofline – How Does It Improve Your Property?
You probably don’t have much cause to spend time admiring the roofline on your property. It is ‘one of those things’ that simply sits on the outside of your home and you pay scant attention to…
… until that is, the roofline is no longer functioning as it should. It may be cracked and leaking gutter or the wooden fascia board has rotted and so on.
The good is this: repairing or replacing broken roofline components is relatively simple for a professional company. And it is not an expensive maintenance task and neither is designing nor installing a new roofline system for your home.
By why bother with the roofline? What does it really bring to your home?
#1 Improve the appearance
There is no doubt that a good-looking roofline gives your property a well-kept, stylish and neat appearance. And this is important for many reasons. Improving the kerb appeal of your property is great news, especially if you are thinking of selling at some point in the future.
#2 Gets rid of rainwater ASAP
The gutters and down pipes are part of the roofline system and they perform a vital task – they get rid of rainwater quickly.
Rainwater is not only heavy but it is erosive. This doesn’t mean it dissolves the roof on impact but over time, rainwater running down walls will erode the fabric of a property. Just look at what can happen;
Firstly, water seeping down walls will turn an unsightly green colour in the sun. This stain is hard to shift.
If allowed to continue, the rainwater will, eventually, cause damp inside the house.
But, if allowed to continue unabated for a long, long time, rainwater saturating the ground around the property can cause something called ‘foundation heave’. This is where the foundations become saturated and then dry out again, over and over again, pushing the earth and the foundations of the property out of line.
#3 Protects your home
The greatest threat to your home is the weather. And the first line of defence is the roofline. As well as funnelling away rainwater, it also ensures that the inside of your home is protected too.
For example, the soffit board on some properties is ventilated. This is the board that runs parallel to the walls and is fixed to the underside of the eaves of the roof. The design of these boards varies from one property to another but in many cases, the ventilated boards allow for moist air to leave the inside of a property.
If the boards are replaced incorrectly, this may lead to a condensation problem inside the home. Replacing them with the correct soffit boards will significantly reduce condensation.
And so, you see, the roofline protects your property inside and out, as well improving the overall look of your property. It is for these three reasons that you should call PT Glazing if your roofline needs some attention.