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Fixing a slipped slate

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Richard Lindsay, 4 May 2020.

  1. Richard Lindsay

    Richard Lindsay

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    I live in a bungalow and a roof slate, from near the ridge, has slipped completely off the roof.

    I called a few roofers, one didn't return my call and the other, understandably, wouldn't just return the slate to its rightful place. They would also have to check the roof for any other issues and that could increase the cost.

    In these current times and with no visible water ingress, increased cost isn't really an option. Therefore, I'm planning on doing it myself.

    I've ordered a slate ripper, copper nails and a pack of hall hooks and was just looking for any advice you guys could give?

    The roof isn't steep nor that high but my worry is crawling up the slate. Should I be able to do this without damaging any others?

    Thanks for your time
     
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    Very likely you may damage other slates.

    Post a picture , maybe there is a better access solution
     
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    I do not see why not...Unless they have already seen something nasty . You could try another
     
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    Looked what happened to Rod Hull, he wanted to fix his aerial.

    Post pictures so that you can be advised from the roofers on here, but also call around a few more roofers, even send them a few pics and ask for a quote.

    Andy
     
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    EMUst of been desperate to get his tv ratings up.
     
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    Is the slate broken, or maybe just slipped due to nail sickness?
    I make my own hall hooks from stainless wire but with the hidden end not large enough to pierce the felt - just enough to slip over the slaters laths.
    I cant see why the slate can't go back in the original position though but as data says, shinning up the roof will likely end in grief. I have my roof ladder covered with foam pipe insulation which helps a lot.
    John :)
     
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    I think he is in Scotland, batten/Lathes are rarely used up there. nothing to stop a loop being formed for a fixing or even a tight hook to slip over the lower slate head
     
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    Missed that one! Would the roof be sarked then?
    John :)
     
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    Would be.(y)
     
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