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    Eave tray fitting problems

    Roofers

    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 6th May 2021
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    Ajfroofing

    "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
    Brandon"

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Karl Bingham

    "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
    Prestige roofing and landscape

    "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
    Elite Home Improvements

    "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
    AYRES ROOFING

    "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
    Coastal Building Solutions

    "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
    Westwood Roofing Services

    "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
    Ridgeline roofing

    "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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