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How to Replace a Roofing Tile

How to Replace a Roofing Tile

At DPR we always advocate that any serious roofing work be carried out by a professional, this includes jobs like replacing a tile. This is mainly because of the health and safety elements involved. There is always a risk when working at heights, which our experienced roofers have been fully trained in.

However, we understand that some people would like to have a go, regardless of the risks. So we thought we would put together a small guide on how to replace a roofing tile, as safely as possible.

1.       The first step is to find the correct tile to use, as using the wrong one can actually go on to create more issues in the future. If you are unsure the simply take the tile you are replacing to a roofing merchant who should be able to match it up.

2.       The next step is accessing the roof. We would like to repeat that if you cannot access the roof, or the section where the tile is missing, then do not attempt to carry out the repair and call a professional.

3.       If you do manage to make it to the damaged part of your roof then lift up the tiles which are resting on the damaged one, and prop them up with slats of timber. Then, using a brick trowel or something similar, flick the broken tile up and pull it out.

4.       Put the new tile in place of the old one then slowly and carefully remove the timber slats which are propping up the surrounding tiles. If the weather in your area is particularly turbulent you may need to nail or wire it into place. If not just make sure it is sat correctly.

5.       If you can see no other tiles that need replacing then safely come back down off the roof.

Following those simple steps you should be able to replace a broken tile. If you are unsure about any step then make sure you call a professional roofer, such as DPR on 0113 335 0043. 

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Q. How soon will I get my quote?
A. faqOnce we have carried out a full survey of your property we will send you a detailed quote within 48 hours.faq
Q. Are you insured?
A. faqYes. DPR Roofing Leeds are fully covered for public and employers liability.faq
Q. Is your work guaranteed?
A. faqAll work is guaranteed. The guarantee length is dependent on the type of work being undertaken and range from 1 year to 10 years. Please ask for more details.faq
Q. Can we buy equipment from you?
A. faqWhilst we provide the roofing materials for work we carry out, we are not a stockists of roofing materials and thus you cannot buy roofing supplies from ourselves and do it yourself.faq
Q. Do you sub contract your work out?
A. faqNo all of DPR's team are professionally qualified in all areas of roofing work and therefore we have no need to sub contract. We only sub contract when any additional work requires a specialist professional e.g. electrician etc.faq
Q. What if the weather is bad on the date of my works?
A. faqThe safety of our staff and your property is extremely important to DPR and therefore we would postpone any work until a more suitable day.faq
Q. Do I need to take time off work?
A. faqFor your initial survey it may be necessary for us to have access to the inside of your property e.g. to look at leak areas. However any external works where access is not required would not need you to be present.faq
Q. How long will the job take?
A. faqRepairs are usually completed within a day and renewals can be a number of days. DPR will provide you with an accurate works completion date after the survey is undertaken.faq
Q. Can we pay by credit or debit card over the phone?
A. faqYes. We take all forms of paymentfaq
Q. When are you open for business?
A. faqWe are open from 6am to 5pm Monday-Thursday (6am to 4pm on Fridays) for office enquiries and 7 days a week for emergency works. We offer 24 hour emergency assistance.faq
Q. Do you carry out insurance works?
A. faqYes we carry out insurance works for all the major providers.faq
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