Our latest client, Donna, knew something had to be done when she found squatters living upstairs.
A family of pigeons had taken up residence in the roof space over the front door, leaving their messy “calling cards” all over the porch roof tiles.
The house, in Waltham Cross on the North London and Hertfordshire borders, was only 15 years old, but the timber fascias had already started to rot, allowing unwanted access for Donna’s feathered visitors.
As Donna was wondering what to do about it, she came across Summit Cladding’s showroom while visiting Springtime Nurseries garden centre at Crews Hill, Enfield. It’s how many of our clients find us, and when Donna saw the range of maintenance-free products that we can supply and fit, she knew her pigeon problem would soon be over.
Replacements with a guarantee
Summit began by stripping away the original timber bargeboards, as well as all the nesting material the birds had left under the eaves. In their place we installed new 18mm thick white pvc fascias, which will not only never need painting but will defeat even the most determined pigeon.
There’s also the benefit of a 10-year “Swish” guarantee by the manufacturers.
After tackling the soffits, we replaced the old-style square gutters and downpipes with the round deep-flow system that can cope with almost twice the quantity of rainwater.
And the appearance of the property was greatly enhanced by removing the original mock Tudor beams and substituting maintenance-free James Hardie cladding.
Donna can now relax and enjoy the summer without the cooing of unwanted squatters under the eaves!
This post was written by Summit Cladding