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Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by 600rob, 1 Jan 2019.

  1. 600rob

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    Hi All

    I need to remove the first few rows of roof tiles on the garage roof in order to replace a rotten soffit. ( I need to remove the fascia, soffit apply some wood treatment then refit everything)

    from what i understand, i need to push up the second row of tiles in order to remove the first row.

    the end tile looks like its bedded into some mortar like so......


    how do i go about moving these tiles given the mortar in between them?

    Cheers
    rob
     
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    You should be able to leave the tiles in on the verge.
    On those small tiles it could be 3, 4 ,5 th row before you
    find a row you can push up to expose the nails on the ones below. a small flat pry bar is a good tool to remove the nails, plus a few off cuts of batons to hold the tiles up.
     
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    Nice one catlad cheers.
     
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    as above leave the verge as is , it should stay . But pushing a tile up will not expose the nail on plain tiles.
    Either, they all might stay in and just hang down a bit while you replace the soffit/fascia and push them back in line when you fit the new timber.
    Or slip out the third course of tiles and eave course. Dont start at the verge , work back to it.
     
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    Thanks.
    If they stay in as mentioned how do you manage to remove the fascia?
    Cheers
     
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    The fascia is normally nailed to the rafter feet so you will have to cut those nails, I would use my reciprocating saw.
    If you are removing the tiles at the bottom then you could hit the back of the fascia with a hammer.
     
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    If it's just the soffit that needs renewing - leave the fascia and tiles in situ and cut out the soffit. Holesaw, jigsaw, hammer+chisel.;)
     
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    Now you mention it, it is only a short section of the soffit that needs replacing...

    I think it should just be the section on the side of the horizontal line with the hole in it...will have to open it up to confirm

    In terms of fitting a replacment how does the soffit mornally get fixed to the brick work.and to the existing (good section of soffit)

    Also whats the best material to use? Something like waterproof ply?
     
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    WBP would be OK. Quite often the soffit lays on top of the finish brickwork, or maybe to a batten fixed to the wall. There could be a groove in the facia that the soffit fits. Open up the centre and you'll see - various battens can be used to secure the new part;)
     
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    Soffits By design ie. sheltered don't rot unless you have a leak so you need to fix that at the same time.
     
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    Correct, i think ive identified the source of the leak already so once ive fixed that and removed the bad material. Ill apply a wood treatment to the sound timber before replacing the soffit
     
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