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Ridge tile access on a hip roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by vernerbongo2, 6 Oct 2016.

  1. vernerbongo2

    vernerbongo2

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    Alright lads/ladettes

    Ridge tiles are randomly coming off our hipped roof in windy conditions due to rusty screws that are 30+ years old.
    My da wants the blown off tile fixed but I want them all rescrewed.

    What's the easiest way to do this, the ground around the house is at different levels and slopes etc.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx34Ykhd2y7EeVRQTllWMFg5blE/view?usp=drivesdk
    A building friend says tie a roof ladder at both ends at the same angle as the ridge, sounds risky to me.
     
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    Scaffold usually works for us.
     
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    OP,
    There's no easy way - best done by a roofer.

    I can see a missing hip tile - is that what you are referring to?
    A secure tower, and a tied-in (to the tower) roof ladder would get you to the hip(s) or ridge.
    Whatever, dont walk on the slates or allow anyone else to walk on them.

    AAMOI:
    I can also see a faint dark smudge on the chimney breast dash - if you've not had your flues swept (including the redundant flues) maybe do it now.
    Where the soffit and gutter meet the inside corner (near a flat roof?) there are water stains - perhaps from overflow?
     
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    Thanks I'll get someone to do it and also look at the other suggestions you've made. :)
     
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