Concrete or Slate Tiles
How is a roof replaced?
Safety is paramount when replacing a new roof so scaffolding should always be installed to the height of the roof edge before any work is carried out. The old tiles then need to removed from the roof as well as any existing cement, timber, felt and batons and disposed of in a skip. The conditions of the rafters can then be replaced if necessary. Old felt is then replaced with a breathable membrane and a eaves felt tray. New timber batons are then fixed on top of the membrane. Tiling can now begin starting with cementing ridge tiles into place. PVCu fascia boards and guttering and downpipes can now be installed to finish the job.
How long does it take to replace a roof?
The length of time taken to replace a roof varies on a number of factors such as weather, the size and complexity of the roof and the size of the time working on it. It is easier to determine the length of time it would take after obtaining a survey from an installer. A 3 bedroom semi-detached house with a concrete tiled roof on average should take around 4 full days to complete where as some roofs can take over a week.