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Fascia board on flat roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by membergd, 22 May 2017.

  1. membergd

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    Hello after some advice. We are having an extension done, do far do good but the roofing contractors have just finished and I'm not sure it looks right. Wanted some opinions before taking it further.

    The roof is flat with rubber coating. Done a good job with it and it slopes with a fall from one side to the other, across the back of the extension which will have bifolds installed.

    I thought the fascia above the bifolds should be installed level to cover the fall with an upstanding section at the guttering end of 1 course of bricks in height, but they have cut it so it slopes with the roof covering.

    It isn't a dramatic fall but now viewed from the garden it just looks like it hasn't been built straight. I can't understand why it's been done like this is there any reason and am I justified in asking it should be changed?
     
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    It should be level (bottom line) irrespective of the roof slope.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I assume you mean bottom line as the usual meaning rather than bottom line of the fascia only?

    So why have they done it do you think? They're am experienced company and their quality of work is otherwise spot on from what I can see. It's also more difficult to install this way as it will have to have been cut...
     
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    Pure laziness. And how experienced does a company need to be to install rubber coating ?

    Not very.
     
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    Just to be clear, the fascia is level along the bottom, but cut on the top part to run with the roof slope.

    I would have thought this was more time consuming than running the fascia the same thickness all the way over and flashing up to it behind.

    Should I be withholding payment until sorted as the builder saying (unsurprisingly) that it should be like this?
     
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    Would of expected it left level with check kerb .
     
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    I did my fascia on a slope to match the flat roof as I did not want an ugly massively deep fascia, but wanted it all the same depth all the way around. This also helped with the propriatary EPDM kerb

    So its not essential to have it level. Most people are conditioned to seeing what they see on every single flat roof.
     
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    If the water is getting sent to one end into gutter, a check kerb is correct. Alternative being gutter front and side .
     
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    These kerbs can follow the roof at the same level all the way around

    [​IMG]
     
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    So you still have a check then ?:D
     
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    Thank you all for your replies. I was expecting a "check kerb" rather than what we have. The roof all drains one direction to one gutter so this would be the obvious choice.

    It isn't going to leak as it is, its aesthetics but obviously they are important when spending a load of money on an extension!

    It's staged payments, I don't want to be an arse but I don't see why I should pay for the roof until happy with the result.

    I guess at this stage it'll be more difficult to fix than just replacing the fascia with a check kerb, as the rubber will be dressed into the fascia and cut to suit?
     
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    Or looking at woodys picture more closely, this edge trim could be added in now to cover it up and bring it level?
     
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    No, not now.

    You would need to form a level kerb, take the EPDM up over it, and then fix that product on the top.
     
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    OK thought that might be a bit too easy. And so a fix would involve interruption of the rubber coating I assume then? Ie it's either learn to like it or make a big mess redoing the whole thing?
     
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    Fify :D
     
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