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    • BlueSkiesandClouds
    • By BlueSkiesandClouds 15th Mar 17, 1:39 PM
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    Can I get some advice on roofing work already done?
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:39 PM
    Can I get some advice on roofing work already done? 15th Mar 17 at 1:39 PM
    Hi everyone

    I'm not sure if this is the right place but there seems to be a collection of very knowledgeable people here!

    We'd been getting roof leaks for a while and last year took the plunge with a builder who has worked for us before to completely strip and re-roof with slates.

    He's done a good job for us with other projects and with this one it fixed the leaks so all seemed well, until a couple of weeks ago...

    Remember those storms and high winds the other day? Those winds meant that I spotted movement around the gutter when coming home one night.

    It seems that the liner(?) he's used under the slates is not completely fastened down and is poking out from under the slates.

    Now I know nothing about roofing and don't pretend to, but it seems to me that shouldn't that be rolled under the edge of the roof and nailed in? Doesn't leaving enough sticking out to cause it to flap in the wind mean that it can tear?

    I really don't know but I am worried about it.

    I know the first response will be 'ask the builder', but I'm currently quibbling another issue with him from another project (don't ask), so don't want to bring this up as well unless it is a definite mess up.

    Thank you in advance for any responses, it's certainly bothering me and would appreciate the input!

    Thanks again.
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    • ABrass
    • By ABrass 15th Mar 17, 2:57 PM
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    As I understand it the fabric isn't important once the slates/tiles are up. Having said that it does sound "messy" and that sort of stuff drives me mad.
    • societys child
    • By societys child 15th Mar 17, 3:43 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:43 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:43 PM
    There's often a strip of under-felt which extends below the slates to prevent water dripping down behind the gutter, especially in wet n windy conditions.

    • Furts
    • By Furts 15th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
    The membrane fixed under the tiles should stop short of the eaves - say fixed to a batten or top of the fascia. There should be something going down into the gutter. The quickest, most robust way is to fit eaves protectors - cheap, black plastic, pre formed pieces. These get fixed under the membrane.

    If your builder has extended the membrane/underlay/"felt" down into the gutter then that is bad practice and they should have known a lot better than this!
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