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Getting the longest life from the roof over your home, it’s important to learn how to spot problems before they arise. Roofing systems are known to encounter various issues throughout their lifespan. In this article, we’re listing the most common problems that may arise, and how to handle them. Unless you are comfortable being on a roof and using the tools required, we strongly suggest you hire a roofing contractor to complete the job safely.

The Fascia

The fascia is a front board that runs along the line of the roof. This band runs horizontally and can also be referred to as roof trim. Fascia is installed under the edges of the roof and is typically made of sheet metal or wooden boards. These are the finishing touches that run vertically, linking the rafters, trusses, and the parts of the roof that connect to the gutters. This element of your roof serves two purposes: protection and curb appeal.
This band of metal or wood protects the home’s interior from the damaging effects of the weather by preventing rain or other outside elements from getting inside. Also, when it comes to the aesthetic purpose, this band provides a smooth, level appearance along the roofing edge.

With a fascia, the most important thing to remember is protection. Since the job of the fascia is to protect, it is important for homeowners to watch for any indications of decay or damage.

The Soffit

The soffit is the finished area located under the fascia and the rafters. In Latin, the word soffit means “to fix underneath”. Soffits are made from vinyl and are used to improve the flow of air and to draw moisture and heat away from your home. With the pulling away of heat and moisture, properly functioning soffits prevent the sheathing and rafters from rotting.

As a homeowner, you should check your roofing soffits for holes, cracks, and any decaying. If you run across any of these, it is very important to correct those problems immediately to avoid water, insects, and other tiny critters from getting in.

The Flashing

The job of the flashing in a roofing system is to close off any open areas in which water may penetrate and lead to the bigger problem of leaking. Depending upon the roof on your home, the flashing is generally made from steel or aluminum and are located around the drains, walls, valleys, system edges, chimneys, or around the skylights.

The most widespread problem that we see with the flashing is deterioration. This is caused by oxidation and varying weather patterns. Also, there are a few cases in which the flashing just simply comes loose. With that being a possibility, it is important for you to take the time to check these areas to prevent larger issues.

The Gutters

The gutters on your home protect the structure by directing water away from the foundation of your home. It’s important for you as a homeowner to inspect your gutters and make sure that the spout is facing away from the foundation of your home. Stopped up gutters and downspouts are the number one problems that we see. Also, there are some cases in which the gutter may become detached from the fascia. You may also want to consider using extensions on your gutters in or to protect the foundation of your home.

The Shingles

Shingles need to be inspected and fixed as soon as you suspect there might be a problem. Curling, discoloration, and insufficient ventilation can cause a large amount of damage in just a brief time if not fixed and handled correctly. Curling of shingles not only looks bad but allows water to seep in and damage other parts of your roofing system. Discolorations is a big warning sign of a leak in your roof. No matter what size discoloration, it is important to have it checked immediately because a very tiny spot can create a large hole in the ceiling of your home. Lastly, insufficient ventilation can result in buckling.

What should I do if I run across one of these problems?

The key to get the most from your roofing system is regular inspections and maintenance. Most people are not comfortable or qualified to do this themselves, so calling in a pro is your best bet. Call us today for one of our roofing experts to inspect your roof!

Painting contractors in Bloubergstrand

At EcotuffSA Painting, we strive to provide each of our customers with an outstanding painting experience. For both interior and exterior, and much much more, you can count on our home painting division to take care of all your painting needs in a professional, high-quality manner. We provide all of the painting services you need, residential and commercial, so that you can completely transform your property in one fell swoop if you'd like.  On top of our traditional painting services, we also provide a variety of other interior and exterior services, including waterproofing, high-pressure cleaning and renovations, so that you can truly reinvigorate your abode.

OUR PAINTING SERVICES

INTERIOR PAINTING

Your interior paint makes your home warm and welcoming. Impress guests with the perfect colour palette, unbelievably clean lines, and the care necessary to make the details perfect.

Why Paint Your Home's Interior?

A fresh coat of paint just looks good. Beyond that, there are several reasons why it may be time to apply a new coat. Often, folks will come to us if they want to give their home a new look. Perhaps you're purchasing a new home, and you simply don't like the colours of the previous homeowner's choosing. Or, maybe you want to make certain aspects of your home pop with accent walls.

How We Perform Your Interior Painting Job

First things first, we'll meet with you to discuss your desires. We'll work with you to determine a color palette for your walls, if you'd like and then we'll work around your schedule to paint your home while we aren't in the way. When it's time to paint, we'll begin by protecting your furniture, flooring and other components of your home with drop sheets, tape and plastic as necessary. Then, we'll prep your walls for painting (which may be necessary if you have damaged walls, or walls that had wallpaper on them). Next, we tape off corners to prepare for painting. Then we prime, paint remove tape and clean up, ensuring that your home is just as you'd left it (except better since there's a fresh coat of paint). We'll make sure that you're completely satisfied with our work, and if you have any changes in mind, we'll make sure that you're completely satisfied.

Why Choose EcotuffSA Painting?

We respect your home. We meet your demands. We exceed your desires. With EcotuffSA Painting, you're hiring a team of experts - a team of professionals. We take painting seriously, especially when we're invited into your property to provide interior painting. We do our utmost to be safe yet efficient and we'll make sure that every square inch of your property is protected from stray paint. Not a drop on a countertop, nor a smudge on a cabinet. We bring years of experience to the table, and as an owner-operated business, we take pride in producing the best painting results that you can find in Bloubergstrand. If you live here in beautiful Cape Town, get in touch with us - let's get your project started. You can also fill out our free online quote request form

 

 

 

EXTERIOR PAINTING

Even passersby will notice the pristine exterior of your property. We paint brand new homes, as well as preparing and painting abodes that simply need a fresh coat of paint.

Why Paint Your Home's Exterior?

Whether you're placing your property on the market and you'd like to boost its curb appeal, or simply want to forget the paint colour that's been on your home since the '60s or '70s, we're here to paint your home's siding and trim. You may also have paint that's chipping, paint that's discoloured by weathering and mold, or siding that has been damaged (did we mention that we provide siding repairs too?)  Whatever the reason for your paint job, we're the team to call for exterior painting here in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, 7441.

 

How We Perform An Exterior Paint Job

To start, we'll talk with you to determine the perfect paint colours for your property's exterior and trim. Once we understand your desires and you've settled on a colour palette,m we'll determine a schedule that works for you - we don't want to be in the way as we paint. Next, we'll get started! We'll tape off windows and corners, make use of drop sheets, place our ladders and get to work with brushes, sprayers and rollers.  Then, once every surface is painted and you're satisfied with the work, we'll clean up and clear out, leaving your property in pristine condition. 

 

 

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Why Choose EcotuffSA Painting?

We respect your home. We meet your demands. We exceed your desires. With EcotuffSA Painting, you're hiring a team of experts - a team of professionals. We take painting seriously, especially when we're invited into your property to provide interior painting. We do our utmost to be safe yet efficient and we'll make sure that every square inch of your property is protected from stray paint. Not a drop on a countertop, nor a smudge on a cabinet. We bring years of experience to the table, and as an owner-operated business, we take pride in producing the best painting results that you can find in Bloubergstrand. If you live here in beautiful Cape Town, get in touch with us - let's get your project started. You can also fill out our free online quote request form.