Snow in loft

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by fidom, 11 Feb 2012.

  1. fidom

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    I recently moved to Hungary and this is my first winter here. I was unable to inspect the roof properly when I bought the house as there was no ladder available to get to the loft. When I did get up there I noticed there were quite a few gaps where the clay tiles don't fit together accurately. This is due to the roof timbers not being straight. It seems to keep the rain out but we have been getting fine powdery snow which blows in through the gaps. Should I fill the gaps with mortar or is there a better solution to the problem? It is quite a big roof so I don't want to strip and re-tile it.
     
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    Praying to God and doing a weather dance are slightly better solutions than mortar but equally as unreliable.
    I take it that Hungarian carpentry is not quite as accurate as here in the UK?

    You may have limited success with mortar but not until the weather has warmed considerably.

    You would be better of lashing a tarp' to the roof then get it looked at in the better weather.
     

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