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Replacing slate tiles on the side of a dormer window

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by miasoldman, 24 Jul 2011.

  1. miasoldman

    miasoldman

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    Hi

    I need to reroof the side of my dormer window ( similar to the picture attached ). I am planning to use reclaimed slate to match the other side.

    http://media.diynot.com/138000_137567_35950_89010363_thumb.jpg

    I am having a bit of an issue working out how to deal the with the angle of the roof.

    What is the best practice for doing this ? I have started from the bottom and nailed a row working from the outer edge to the angle of the roof, cutting the tile which meets the roof. When I nail the next row, I am having issues keeping the level of the 2nd row when I meet the angle of the roof ( as it is now 2 tiles overlapped ). I can see this getting more akward the more rows I overlap above. Am I missing something obvious ?

    Can someone please provide some guidance on the approach to this.

    Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance
     
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    Use a spirit level to either mark out head or tail lines.
     
  4. miasoldman

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    Sorry maybe I wasnt clear with my question. I understand I can use a Spirit level to keep the line of the bottom of the tiles. The issue I am having is how to deal with the nailing the tiles in at the angle. I have done two rows which is fine but the next row up when I get to the angle of the roof, my last tile is sitting flush with the wall, whereas the row of tiles below have been built up.

    Should I be bulking this out as I go ( working from the outer edge in ) or should I run a of cut tiles up the angle of the roof ?
     
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