Roof Tiling and Slating by Taylor Kevin

Roof Tiling and Slating by Taylor Kevin

Author:Taylor, Kevin [Kevin Taylor]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9781847974716
Publisher: Crowood
Published: 2013-03-14T16:00:00+00:00

Typical interlocking rail-type dry ridge system.



The cut tiles at the hip do not have to be particularly straight or neat, as in the valley, because they will be covered and so are not going to be seen. However, they should be cut close enough to the hip rafter to ensure at least 75mm of coverage when the hip tiles are laid. Many roof tilers hand-cut the tiles to the hips, but this is an acquired skill, which, while considered quicker by some, does have its drawbacks. For instance, hand-cutting produces more waste than machine-cutting because, in the latter case, the off-cut part of the tile may be used in the valleys (if applicable). Also, some corner-to-corner cuts are difficult to do, so time and tiles can be lost trying to overcome this, and hand-cutting can, if not done properly, leave hairline cracks in the tiles, which may open up when laying the tiles or at a later date. My advice for new and present roofers would be to abandon the idea of the hand-cutting of concrete interlocking tiles unless it is absolutely necessary and to cut interlocking tiles with a disc cutter.

Small tile pieces at the hip should be mechanically fixed.


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