If you’re lying in bed and think you hear noises in the attic, then chances are you’ll have some unwelcome guests. That’s what happened to one of our clients in St Albans, who called on Summit Cladding for help.
The client found birds nesting inside the roof after a section of timber bargeboard had fallen away. He hadn’t been able to maintain the boards properly because the pitched garage roof at the side of the house made access difficult.
Not only the birds
Summit Cladding is often called in by clients who notice that the roofline of their house is looking tired and worn, but they don’t realise how serious that can be – and we aren’t only talking about birds’ nests.
Poorly fitted, or damaged and blocked gutters, are one of the main causes of damp and rot. That can lead to mould and woodworm, as well as damage to render and brickwork. The solution is to fit modern and effective downpipes and guttering made of maintenance-free materials.
Summit set to work, erecting scaffolding at the side of the house, then carefully removed all the existing wooden fascias, soffits and bargeboards, as well as the gutters and downpipes. And, of course, we only did this once the birds had left their nest!
The new fittings were installed, together with over-fascia vents that allow air flow into the roof space to prevent any build up of moisture. Finally, we fitted replacement gutters and downpipes to ensure that rainwater from the roof flowed away correctly.
Now the outside of our satisfied client’s house is completely maintenance-free.
This post was written by Summit Cladding