Roofline Installation Process

5 Steps for a refreshed, watertight roof

What roofline installation process does the Anglia Roofline Company team follow when changing your old roofline for Replacement Fascias, Soffits or Barge Boards in uPVC? This is our tried and tested step-by-step replacement roofline installation process:

5 step roofline installation process

Roofline Installation Step 1 | Fully Remove the Old Boards

The first step in our roofline installation process is to gain access to the first baton by removing and setting aside (unless pin tile or fixed slate roof) the first row of tiles. Cut back the edge felt with a Stanley knife before removing the Guttering. Remove the timber Fascias, Barge Boards & Soffits. Check the exposed rafter feet for rot. If discovered dress and remove all the rotten spar ends with secure fixings, then build up or cut them back to make sure they are level using string lines.

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Step 1 | Remove existing fascia boards during roofline installation process
Step 1 | Remove existing fascia boards during roofline installation process
Step 1 | Remove existing soffit boards during roofline installation process
Step 1 | Remove existing soffit boards during roofline installation process
Step 1 | Assessing existing rafter ends during roofline installation process
Step 1 | Assessing existing rafter ends during roofline installation process
Step 1 | Fixing new rafter ends during roofline installation process
Step 1 | Fixing new rafter ends during roofline installation process

Roofline Installation Step 2 | Installing the Soffits

In the second step of our roofline installation process your new Upvc soffit boards are fixed to the underside of the timber rafter ends with stainless steel plastic capped nails.

The back of the soffit board rests on the top of the wall and is pinched down with timber “legs” to prevent the wind from lifting the board up.

Step 2 | Rafter ends uprated before fitting soffits during roofline installation process
Step 2 | Rafter ends uprated before fitting soffits during roofline installation process
Step 2 | Installing uPVC replacement soffit board during roofline installation process
Step 2 | Installing uPVC replacement soffit board during roofline installation process

Roofline Installation Step 3 | Installing the Fascias

The next step of the roofline installation work is fixing the new 18mm Upvc Fascia boards to the prepared rafter feet with 65mm stainless steel nails. It’s essential to get a solid fix as the fascias must hold the weight of the first row of tiles, rainwater, the guttering, as well as snow & icicles that may form in the winter.

Step 3 | Existing fascia boards are removed during roofline installation process
Step 3 | Existing fascia boards are removed during roofline installation process
Step 3 | Installing uPVC replacement fascia board during roofline installation process
Step 3 | Installing uPVC replacement fascia board during roofline installation process

Roofline Installation Step 4 | Eaves Protection System

In step 4 of our roofline installation process we install the Eaves Protection System (colour black – as seen in photo). This incorporates a new hard-lipped bead to channel water into the guttering effectively. It also has a Bird Stop (if required) to close off access to birds into the eaves, and an over-eaves ventilation strip (bringing your roof up to the new building regulations and allowing your roof to breathe) to assist airflow to the loft void to prevent condensation.

Step 4 | Eaves Protection System installation during roofline installation process
Step 4 | Eaves Protection System installation during roofline installation process
Step 4 | Over eaves ventilation strip installation during roofline installation process
Step 4 | Over eaves ventilation strip installation during roofline installation process

Roofline Installation Step 5 | Install Guttering & Downpipes

The final step in the roofline installation process is to fit your new gutting and downpipes. We invite you to inspect our work after we’ve given everything a final check. And we make sure we leave your premises clean and tidy.

Step 5 | New Guttering installed during roofline installation process
Step 5 | New Guttering installed during roofline installation process
Step 5 | Final checks completed - site is left clean and tidy during roofline installation
Step 5 | Final checks completed – site is left clean and tidy during roofline installation

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Installation FAQs

Here are some typical questions that are frequently asked. If you have a question that has not been answered here please get in touch by telephone 01603 872 049 or email: info@angliaroofline.co.uk
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How long does it take?
An approximate length for our roofline installation is 2 days. 
Do I need to be at home?
No. All replacement roofline work takes place externally. 
Will my property be damaged?
No. We own and utilise free-standing light weight access equipment that does not require fixing to your brickwork. 
How will you access areas above extensions / conservatories?
We have access equipment that can span up to 8 metres. If additional scaffolding is required Anglia Roofline can arrange this for you. 
Do you replace or cover the fascia?
We always advise customers that it is best to fully remove existing roofline products to eliminate any rotting timbers, before carrying out the complete replacement roofline installation. 
Why replace timber fascias?
Timber fascias are prone to wood rot and require high levels of maintenance to ensure a dry and functional roofline. Upvc products retain their good looks and function properly for up to 20 years without additional maintenance. 
Want to know more about replacing your roofline and the service we offer? You’ll find a wealth of information here:

Local Installers: Anglia Roofline Company installs replacement Roofline, Fascias, Barge Boards, Soffits and Guttering in an around the following areas: North Norfolk, Acle, Attleborough, Alysham, Cromer, Dereham, Diss, Downham Market, Gt Yarmouth, Sheringham, Lowestoft, Thetford, King's Lynn, Watton, Wymondham, Woodbridge, Holt, Suffolk, Ipswich, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Please Note: If you live near or outside one of these areas, please call us and see if we are still able to carry out your installation