Eave tray fitting problems

If eave trays have been fitted by nailing them on top of the felt will this
a) cause any problems
b) if yes, what kind of problems
c) can these problems be rectified easily without incurring massive costs e.g. the need for more scaffolding etc

Many thanks

Asked by Lesley on 11th May 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi Lesley.
Yes the eave trays need to be installed underneath the felt unfortunately.
If you would like to give me a call for some further advice please feel free.
Kind regards
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Eave trays should be fitted under the felt as they are designed as felt support trays for the fact over time the ends of the felt deteriorate so you need the eave trays to support the ends of the felt to stop it sagging inside the soffit and in future causing a leak."
Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"Hi you don't nail them down they should be held in place by the bottom layer of roof tiles and as for scafolding sound extreme for installation of eve tray tbh"
Answered on 12th Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"Ideally the eve trays should be fitted under any existing felt, as a way of ensuring any water entering the roof does not run under the trays."
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
"No, he is right to put nails in your eaves as it makes the roof even stronger and the tiles can't come loose."
Answered on 29th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
"B) If there on top of the felt then it's pointless having them because the water will still run under it they need to be under the felt so the water can run don't need scaffolding and it would probably take 30 mins per side"
Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
"They need to be fitted under the felt to make sure it doesn't cause a pocket where the water can get underneath and cause leaks or damp"
Answered on 3rd Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"If eps trays have been fixed on top of the felt then yes it can cause problems as the eps trays should be fitted underneath the felt as there there to prevent the felt from sagging and it gives you that extra protection as they should finish into the gutter. Yes they can be taken off and re fitted at a low cost as you can re use as long as you don’t damage them when taking them off. As for scaffold that’s down to the tradesman and whether he feels comfortable working off a ladder."
Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"The eaves trays should definitely always bit fitted under the felt or the water will run beneath them defeating the object of them. Extra scaffold price depends on the height of the building.
Thanks, Mitch.
Mbdenby roofing."
Answered on 26th Aug 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
"The eave trays should of been fitted under the felt this could cause leaks in the future"
Answered on 12th May 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
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