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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Hi All
Sorry to bug yaol with my problem but I have a single storey, slate tiled roof where the felt has receded due to years of weathering.

I have a situation where there isnt enough felt to push any rain as far as the guttering. I have just attempted to replace fascia, soffit board and guttering (well...builder did) but the some rain is getting in behind the fascia and dripping out the bottom of the soffit board and also making the interior wall wet :/

I had tried to get DPC underneath the felt with enough length to push the rain out as far as the guttering, and this looked like it'd work. But (as you'll see from my photos and illustration) in fitting the fascia the DPC is pushed up to the underside of the slate and causing a barrier to the rain. The rain then comes in behind the fascia, along the soffit board and then into the cavity.

I have created an illustration and taken some photos as I really am not sure how to proceed. I guess a main query would to your advice on whether I could/should replace the fascia lower down so that 1. the DPC would be more able to push the rain out onto the gutter, but also, 2. expose the batten and underside of the slate etc :/

I absolutely appreciate any advice.

Thanks a lot, Matt
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Welcome Matt,
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I am not a builder so cannot offer any advice but the lads will be along soon. They are probably at Church at the moment, (That's the pub down the road, not the building with a steeple). :-P :-P

Good post with the diagram and pictures. They should be able to offer some suggestions straight away without asking for more details. :thumbleft:

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:44 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome Dave.

I'd rather be at ...umm... church than up a ladder on this windy day on the Moor.

Great forum... I have bookmarked.

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hi, having been a roofline fitter in a previous job i can tell you that you may be able to solve this problem with a rigid felt tray that fits under the felt and rests into the guttering. this prevents the felt from forming a trough. however your fascia and guttering look to high from the photos so if you fit a felt tray and it slopes back into the roof i would get your builder back to rectify this problem(which he should really have noticed any way)



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 2:58 pm 
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Great advice cpc, thanks a lot.

Didnt know of Rigid Felt Trays - they'll make the job much easier as well as being a better solution.

I've found plenty of suppliers online but hope to pick some up tomorrow at some point. B & Q dont seem to stock them but I'm hoping one of the others will.

Thanks a lot for your time.

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The fascia shouldn't be higher than the felt. :roll:



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Screwfix stock felt support trays

http://www.screwfix.com/p/felt-support- ... of-5/36622

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Felt support trays will be useless without alterations to the roof make up.

Easiest way is to cut the fascia down to the felt level.


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Thanks again Scruff. I'll make sure any rain that gets through to the felt doesnt have to defy gravity to end up in the guttering this time ;)


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