Figuring out if my eaves felt needs replacing

How can I safely tell if my eaves felt needs to be replaced without getting on to the roof?

Asked by Elly on 21st Oct 2022
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"You carnt do this without getting on roof and checking proply"
Answered on 22nd Nov 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"Unfortunately you can’t really check this without using a ladder and lifted the eve tile, to see underneath"
Answered on 22nd Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Get some one to come take look hopefully a free quote but you can usually tell if there is loose corners"
Answered on 6th Nov 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"Your roofing felt should hang over into the guttering you don't need to get on the roof just to the Gutter and look down the guttering or you can tell if there's daylight between the facia and Gutter"
Answered on 7th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"A good indicator would be water running down the wall behind the gutter or if you can gain access to loft space and if you can see the day light."
Answered on 22nd Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"If you can see water coming from behind Guttering down the front of your fascia boards"
Answered on 21st Oct 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
You would need to check under the guttering if the eaves is causing drafts it will need to be built up again normally just a bed or mortar and reslate or a repoint if it’s just missing in areas.
Regards Iain"
Answered on 3rd Dec 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Hi Elly, we will be happy to take a look for you. Usually there are signs of water ingress if the felt has deteriorated. Let us know if we can help further"
Answered on 21st Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"i have seen builders with drones pricing up so if you know any one or friend thats only way i can see"
Answered on 21st Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
"hi, the only way is to remove verge tiles to have a look, water running behind the
fascia is not really a good indication that your verge felt is perished. 1f felt was used
previous to none rot breathable membranes so where exposed in gutter line will perish over years, but does not mean the felt running up verge sides is also perished. Remove tiles in random places is the only sure way."
Answered on 8th Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
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