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Quite urgent Roofing help please

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by vixx78, 22 Oct 2021.

  1. vixx78

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    Hi, We had a big storm this week and I ended up with water running down from my bathroom ceiling down my wall. Having checked the tiles it appears that one tile along the edge (verge I believe it correct term) has broken and it's directly above the leak, so quite sure it's the issue. I am struggling to get hold of roofers to quote and obviously urgent.
    I have one roofer who is saying £60 for a replacement tile and all good.
    The other is saying that the mortar along the verge is badly cracked in a few places and the verge tiles for roof need taking off, check the felt etc it ok and then re-bed them. That is £600. He said he will not replace a tile as it is not the right thing to do as the mortar is failing and the other tiles will soon loosen and cause issues. They are such different views, what is the thought about cracked verge mortar? Neither roofers have been up on ladders, just looked from the ground
    Just to add to it I need a new garage roof as that has leaked very badly and is 30yrs old and already patched, so that will be £1,100, so it's a lot of money of I need the £600 as well. But don't want to risk the roof
     

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    After a storm most roofers will be vbusy & I'm surprised you found 2 to pop round & have a look.

    Your first priority is to fix that leak & for £60 I'd have snapped them up there & then.
     
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    @Brigade77 The £600 verge replace one has said they will seal it for free today and then do it properly in a couple of weeks. If it needs doing properly I'll go with him, but if not I'll go for £60
     
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    Get the £60 guy to re-bed the new verge tile ...get your garage roof done before winter, the verge can wait.
     
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    Tile replaced, roofer said verge seemed sound and he really had to work hard to get the piece of broken tile out. The felt underneath is damaged, which is above the soffits, but only under that one tile, (photo 2 is the felt under the next tile along) . From inside the loft it looks fine. Is this a problem?
     

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    If that is truly localised (that tile could have been cracked for years) then just get it repaired. Otherwise budget for a complete repair to the verge, including renewal of around 1m of felt all the way up, and likewise for the timber battens, and verge in either mortar or dry.

    And it looks like you have asbestos undercloak. This can be removed by trained roofers as opposed to specialists, but still will be costly.
     
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