Roofline is the industry term used to describe the fascia, soffit, guttering, and bargeboards that encapsulate the eaves of buildings and supports the rainwater system.
Yes, roofs need ventilation. It is important because excess moisture and condensation can have detrimental effects on a building, causing dampness, mould, and mildew as well as structural damage.
Exterior cladding materials being fire retardant is a consideration to be had for its location. In some cases, it needs to be selected with safety and non-combustibility in mind
No, fibre cement cladding does not need treating like wood cladding does, fibre cement cladding colouring has a 10-year colour-guarantee and is water resistant, and does not rot, warp, or crack.
No you do not need to provide us with access equipment, DMD can take care of this for you by using the appropriate access equipment, whether this be Easi-Decs or scaffolding.
Whilst ladders and stepladders are not banned under health and safety law. The law calls for a sensible approach to managing risk, and ladders can be a sensible and practical option for low-risk, short-duration tasks, but they should not automatically be your first choice. Given our line of work is not a short-duration task, we need to access your property safely using adequate access equipment.
There is one major difference between PVC and uPVC. PVC contains BPA and phthalates – two plasticisers that make it more flexible. The two plastics feel and look the same, but their chemical makeup and potential applications are different.
The most important things to consider are the pitch of your roof, whether you need planning permission, and the weight of the roof you’d like installed, as the structural support required will depend on what material you would like to use.
Fascia is traditionally softwood boards, affixed to the exposed edges of your rafters, however, this has been replaced with high-grade uPVC as softwood tends to rot. The purpose of a fascia is to protect and seal the eaves of the roof and the interior of your home from exposure to the elements, to support roof tiles at an eaves level, and to provide support for the guttering. Fascia also serves a cosmetic purpose and is much nicer to look at than exposed rafters.
A soffit is a covering that sits between the outer edges of your roof and the adjacent wall of the house, protecting and sealing the rafter feet from the harsh outer environment. If your roof has a soffit, you will be able to see it if you stand underneath the overhang of your roof and look up.
Modern soffits are usually made of uPVC. UPVC soffits and fascias are hard-wearing and handle exposure to moisture. Wooden soffits are a popular rustic or period feature, but they are more likely to rot and decay quickly, threatening the rest of the roof structure.
Guttering is used to collect rainwater from the roof and direct the flow of water as it drains. Gutters catch the water and direct it into the downpipes, and towards a drain. Guttering is fixed with the appropriate “fall” to prevent the water from pooling in places that it should not, which could eventually lead to your gutters overflowing, which is then likely to cause other problems.
This high-quality material requires little to no input after installation for it to perform throughout the years and still look great. One of the biggest benefits of fibre cement board is that it is low maintenance and can last for up to 50 years.
The fibre cement cladding we install comes painted and have a colour-fast guarantee. But every raw edge exposed to the elements needs to be painted to ensure it is kept within the manufacturer's fitting guidelines
Providing it is installed correctly, allowing for the required ventilation of the product, fibre cement cladding doesn’t crack, swell, or warp like wood. The product offers up to three times more dimensional stability than wood.
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Just a quick email to thank you all at DMD Installations for the fantastic cladding work that you carried out on our dormer in Cambridge. After several months of trying to find a suitable contractor to replace the rotten cladding on our dormer, we approached DMD. From start
to finish the communication has been faultless. When Luke and Dave arrived on site, they were very professional and worked incredibly hard, paying great attention to detail. We are so happy with our new dormer and wouldn't hesitate to recommend DMD to family and friends.
I just wanted to pass on my compliments on how well Marcus and Tyler have worked down here in Horsham. They have worked tirelessly in quite difficult weather conditions, ensuring all appropriate PPE / health and safety is being observed and workstations are kept tidy at all times.
The Cladding is being completed to a very good standard and it's been a pleasure to have 2 men with such good work ethics on my site. I would be more than happy to have your company working on my future contracts in the future.
I would just like to put on record my thanks to you and your team over the past few weeks. This was a very difficult project which had been put off, but one that had to be done. I know a lot of work and planning went into the organisation of this prior
to this commencing. I must pay credit to Lee who managed the project excellently from start to finish, which is a credit to your company. It was managed excellently. A job which, initially seemed to be very difficult was made very manageable by excellent project management from Lee and your team.
I can confirm that DMD Installations has been a supply chain partner with Flagship Housing association and Gasway for over four years. Over this time, they demonstrated a refreshing understanding of our needs, and have been a real asset
to us. DMD has approximately delivered 700 roofline installations in this time. Overall, we are very pleased with the professionalism and commitment to quality demonstrated by DMD Installations and I would not hesitate to recommend them.