Replacing roof tiles takes the right equipment and techniques. As experts in roof repairs in Cambridge, replacing tarmac drive with gravel, and all things landscape - we have decided to share our knowledge with you to minimise any risks and help you get your roof tiles replaced!
Identify The Type Of Tile:
The first step is to identify the different types of tiles and pick out the one you are trying to replace.
The interlocking roof tile is the most commonly used option in the UK. These tiles are most likely single overlap. “Single overlap” is a way of describing the tile overlay. In this case, it will overlap just once and the sides will connect with the tile next to it to create a watertight seal.
There are many other tiles too, such as hanging tiles. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes - so make sure to do your research first.
Having A Sturdy Ladder, Tools and Overall Safety:
The next most important task is safety! Almost half (49%) of fatal injuries in 2018/2019 were as a result of falls from a height.
Don’t let yourself be part of that statistic.
If you are uncertain about your ability to handle heights or take on the job safely, please call us at ELT Landscapes and allow a professional to handle the task.
Study, Study, Study:
Now that you know exactly what type of roofing tile you have, the equipment you need and have your health and safety checks sorted - it is time to get studying. The reason we recommend this step is to help you minimise your time on the roof.
Watch videos, read articles about your specific tile type and speak to professionals. Once you have your game plan sorted, you can be in and out quickly.
Roof Repairs Cambridge:
Safety should always come first. That is why we always recommend hiring a professional for the job. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a team member then, please contact us.