Contractor forgot the rigid eaves protector: install it now?

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The contractor who installed our uPVC fascias, soffits and guttering on the garage roof omitted to install the plastic membrane eaves protector (as well as the bird guard), although they were in the brochure as standard.
I have asked for the bird guard to be installed, but am concerned that installing the eaves felt protector may require lifting the heavy profiled roof tiles, and dropping the guttering a bit, which may mean moving the screw holes securing the guttering. It could cause more problems than it solves.
The contractor is prepared to install it but says that the eaves protector isn't really needed because it's not a long run of guttering (about 8 metres) and the drop from the tiles to the guttering is small. The roofing felt was previously fitted to the fascia, I think.
Any advice please on whether to go ahead with the eaves protector or not? Will installing it now cause more problems than it solves?
 
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He forgot to install them! :rolleyes:

the bottom course of tiles will have to be removed to install the eave comb filler units.

the felt sits on top of the eave trays then the combs .
 
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He forgot to install them! :rolleyes:

the bottom course of tiles will have to be removed to install the eave comb filler units.

the felt sits on top of the eave trays then the combs .

Many thanks for the swift reply. Since the tiles have to be lifted in any case to install the bird combs, is installing the eave protector now a straightforward thing, or could it cause problems?
 
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when the bottom course of tiles have been removed its a straightforward process to install the eave trays.
the gutters will not inhibit the installation of the trays.
the trays are required to support the felt at the eaves and divert rainwater into the gutter should any of your roof tiles fail.
 
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are we talking about the UV strip, Rainwater that may have penetrated the surface finish and runs down the sarking felt into the gutter. the section of sarking felt that is exposed is subject to degradation caused by UV rays and eventually decomposes completely leaving a gap between the gutter and the eaves tiles. the problem occurs when we have a combination of wind and rain, the wind can blow the rain through the gap causing it to run down the face of the building instead and penetrate the building through gaps in; brickwork joints, brickwork/window joints etc. any penetration by wind blown rain will atomise when blown through a gap and dampen a large area of cavity insulation or the innner skin of brick or blockwork.
to conclude you have until the exposed section of sarking of felt disintegrates to insert the UV strip.
 
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