Windows and Doors and Fascias and

Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other

problems

 

Over the years whilst carrying out our structural surveys we have written many articles on external joinery such as windows and doors and fascias and soffits.

It is amazing what a difference the windows and doors make to the look of a property. This is particularly important on older buildings and listed buildings where there may be requirements and regulations where you can't just alter the windows and doors.

Below are photographs of a property where the owners had replacement double glazing from a well known double glazing company. As you can see they were very poorly fitted and we were asked to carry out an independent survey so that the client could negotiate with the double glazing company to rectify the problem.

Significant gap to frame badly filled with expanding foam

10mm gap between frame and sill along base

We are finding that many people are choosing to overclad fascias and soffits rather than redecorate them. Unfortunately overcladding of fascias and soffits may be used to disguise wet rot or dry rot therefore if you are buying a property with overclad fascias and soffits then you should be aware of what is underneath. Also it is important that if they are overclad that there are vents within them to ventilate the roof space otherwise you may find that you have condensation within your roof space which in turn can lead to dampness. All these things are not noticeable to the average purchaser when buying a house but should be picked up by a surveyor.

We hope the following articles are of use to you. If you have a specific problem that we haven't covered please feel free to call one of our surveyors on Freephone number 0800 298 5424.

 

Dry Verges


Glass


How rotten do my windows have to be before replacing them?


Problems with cap over and overclad fascia and soffit boards


Problems with fascia and soffit boards


Sliding Sash Window Problems


Trickle Vents


What type of doors do I have and are they worth saving?


Windows and Glass


Windows and glass problems in offices, shops, warehouses and commercial buildings


Windows and how to understand if you have a problem


Windows and the Great Fire of London

 

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