Tips on how to install or repair your tile roofing

There are several ways to fix the shingles for your roofing repair, which vary depending on the slope and the roof structure that your property has as well as the climate.

When needed to adhere the tile roofing slab may be made with mortar or, if applicable, we suggest using floor sealer or similar. As a general rule, be more aware and of winds and tropical storms, therefore the better it should be the method used for your roofing repair. In these extreme cases it is best to tie the tile following the procedure detailed below:

  • Using the existing holes in the wing of the tile, with galvanized wire no. 16 to tie the first tile. Use no more sections of 3 meters.
  • It is necessary to wire each of the tiles, passing the wire in the holes of the tile, making sure that the wire to the next tile in the slot against drilling.

Another way is to place the tile roofing with nails and plugs when the tile will be exposed to excessive wind. And the care points are:

Existing holes in the tile are used to place the nails. It should start laying tile horizontally at the right end of the slab, moving from right to left, and doing your roofing installation by the first vertical row, starting from the bottom up. It covers the entire roof installing tile in vertical strokes from bottom to top and from right to left.

The tiles of every third row should be fastened with nails.

In any roof within 3 rows, each tile must be individually nailed. As installers and roofing contractors, we can insist that this procedure is used, but we consider suitable for the installation of a roof. The clay tile has two holes for the nails. The second hole is for use in extreme weather conditions, high winds, or when required by the building regulations in your city.

All fasteners whether nails, screws, staples or clamps must be stainless and long enough to penetrate the slab. Other considerations for your shingle roofing and tile roofing:

  • On slopes between 70% and 100% or exposed sites, all tiles eaves and sides should be nailed.
  • On slopes the shingles are nailed in minimum proportion of 1 tile every 5 and regularly.
  • In excess of 175% all tiles should be placed with nails.
  • In any case, the holes must be sealed to prevent water seepage suggested using silicone.

To prevent water leakage at the joints between the slab and walls we suggest installing a chamfer of 22 gauge galvanized sheet. Note that the galvanized sheet is fitted to the wall, which is also true for fireplaces. We hope that this entry served well for your information, and keep coming back to our blog at Pancho’s Roofing.