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Roof Repair Advice

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by andyhuk, 14 Apr 2018.

  1. andyhuk

    andyhuk

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    Hi

    I need to undertake some roof repair, this consists of replacing rotten fascia board, re-applying some render, replacing ridge tiles, replacing some guttering and adding plastic covers to the roof verges. This will cost about 2k.

    The house was built in the 1970's and a couple of tradesmen have suggested considering replacing the entire roof at the same time for about 4 - 5k including the roof repairs I mentioned earlier.

    The logic behind there suggestion of replacing the entire roof is the following:

    1. Cheaper to replace the roof now along with the repairs, vs doing the repairs now and then replacing the roof in 5 - 10 years.
    2. The house was built in 1970's and tile slate roofs only last about 40 years so its due replacement.
    3. The way the tiles have been originally placed on the roof could be better, there is minimal overlap on the tiles and under the tiles there are drips of water getting through to the wood beams. (Not causing any issues or rotting the wood or anything but could be better)

    We have recently brought this house and will probably stay in it for the next 10/20 years.

    Do I purely go for the roof repairs for 2k or go big bang and replace the entire roof at the same time? I don't know how often roofs should be replaced really.

    Could do with some advice.
     
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  3. Alastairreid

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    Depends on the type of tile you have.
    Clay tiles for example last a lot longer than 40yrs, slates longer again.

    Post a pic of the roof.
     
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    We have just stripped a roof with a well known expensive hand crafted clay plain tile, badly delaminating after 10 years, Paid for by the manufacturer..

    Agree pictures needed
     
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    I have attached the best pic I could take without getting on the roof.
     

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    Looks a bit tired from where i stand.
    Concrete plain tiles?
    I dont see rotten facia or missing ridge tiles! either way i would go for the full replacement.
     
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    Looks like an interlocking tile to me. I would guess a Marley modern. ridge looks loose and tile headlap looks minimal for the roof pitch. get it retiled.
     
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    Inside Pics attached
     

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