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gutter and roofing problems

Your roof and its guttering are exposed to the elements every single day and stormy weather and age take their toll over time. There are some common roofing component problems that roofs are susceptible to. It’s not difficult to identify these problems and while you may even be able to fix some of these yourself, it always a good idea to hire a good plumbing company for regular roofing maintenance. The 4 most common gutter and roofing problems you are likely to encounter are:


Common gutter and roofing problems

#1 Fascia

This is the architectural term for the horizontal band that is situated just under the edge of the roof’s edge; it is the front board or the roof trim and consists of sheet metal or a wooden board. The main function of a fascia is to prevent the water and weather from damaging the interior of the structure. In addition, it plays an aesthetic role and creates even and smooth appearance along the edge of the roof. Most times, fascias become affected by moisture and can get damaged or show signs of rot. Contact your plumber to get this fixed without delay.

#2 Soffit

The soffit is the exposed surface that sits just underneath the overhanging section of roof eaves. Vented soffits have small holes that allow for air circulation. They draw moisture & heat away from the house, provide ventilation to the attic and prevent the sheathing and rafters from rot. Look for rotting, holes and cracks to avoid easy entry to insects, small animals, and water. While these projects are handled by roofing contractors, skilled plumbers are also able to tackle these jobs.

#3 Flashings

These components are used to seal roofing system edges, walls, penetrations, perimeters, drains, valleys and other areas where the actual roof cover is terminated or interrupted. The main function of the flashing is to block voids in the roofing system that can become entry points for water; these have to be checked regularly to ensure there is no leakage. Oxidisation and the weather are the most common culprits for the deterioration of this feature; but in some instances, the flashings can just simply come loose and your plumbing contractor would be able to fix the problem for you.

#4 Gutters

Guttering is specially-designed to channel the water away from your home’s foundation as well as to protect its structural integrity. It is crucial to ensure your gutters are doing their job properly as they are susceptible to debris build-up and water accumulation resulting in mildew and mould growth under your roof.

The excess weight of twigs, standing water and leaves can cause your gutters to sag and pull away from their fascia bases. Sometimes the hangers aren’t spaced correctly or they deteriorate and this results in sagging of the gutters. If you have noticed your gutters hanging or showing signs of sagging, holes, and leaks, call in a skilled plumber to get the problem fixed. They will also inspect the gutters and downspouts for blocks and deterioration as well as pitch-related problems and fix them in time.


Hire licensed and experienced plumbing contractors

If you have noticed any of these signs of deterioration in your home’s guttering or roof components, call us without delay. We at CPC Plumbing can handle all types of plumbing jobs and offer excellent roofing and plumbing maintenance and repair solutions.

We use top quality materials and workmanship, which provides you value for money. You can call us on 0413 131 216 or use this online form to send queries and service requests and we will revert within a short time.

Thanks for reading,
CPC Plumbing
0413 131 216

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