Will roof leak after roof tiles blown away?

Will roof leak after roof tiles blown away?

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cailean

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908 posts

129 months

Tuesday 24th December 2013
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We are away for Christmas and after last night's storm a neighbour has let us know that some roof tiles have blown off our house (luckily missing cars). They include seam tiles.
Any thoughts on how much this will be leaking?
Cheers

CedGTV

2,537 posts

210 months

Tuesday 24th December 2013
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All roofs are going to leak without a tile or ridge in place.

The Seam tiles are in fact half round Ridge tiles and not particularly hard to source, they look to have a fair enough bed of mortar to seal up underneath but as they only take direct rainfall it should be ok to be left for a few days.
The tiles look to be flat peg tiles or interlocked tiles and you or a friend could as a quick fix (until someone could effect a proper repair) is slip in a slate side ways under the broken tile and underneath each side to close off the gap in the roof.

The only tile that would really concern me is the left hand broken off tile as it is in line for all the water that flows down from the ridge above, the right hand one is less so but it won't stay there for long if we get anymore of that wind of last night.

Good luck with it.

WinkleHoff

633 posts

191 months

Tuesday 24th December 2013
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It's certainly possible.

I say that sitting here with a missing tile and water cascading down the cavity and appearing above our bi-fold doors! It may leak and not reveal itself, it might become apparent, or it might not leak at all. Wind direction and rain intensity might be a factor, but unless you can get up there or get someone to attend to it there isn't much you can do.

roofer

5,136 posts

167 months

Tuesday 24th December 2013
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Depends how good the underfelt is.

groucho

12,134 posts

202 months

Tuesday 24th December 2013
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Difficult to tell for sure but those tiles might be Ashmores. Felt should keep it out.

hedgefinder

3,418 posts

126 months

Tuesday 24th December 2013
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the answer dependsentirely on who did the felting and how good a job they did.
I still have a section of my porch roof which is felt only including the ridge since I built it during the summer, it hasnt leaked yet and in al;l honesty I am not expecting it to until I get around to it after newyear.

mrmaggit

10,146 posts

204 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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groucho said:
Difficult to tell for sure but those tiles might be Ashmores. Felt should keep it out.
I agree, just going by the shape of the vent tile, Klobers Twin vents have that double curve to them. If it was up to me, I'd take the opportunity to replace the whole mortar bedded set-up with dry fix, then you won't have it happen again.

Normally third round ridges are used on the hips (which is what they look like in the photo).

You "should" be alright for a few days, but don't delay.

groucho

12,134 posts

202 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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Yes, dry system is where it is going these days.

cailean

Original Poster:

908 posts

129 months

Thursday 26th December 2013
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Thanks all for comments and views. We are away with the parents until Wednesday so fingers crossed until then, rain forecast doesn't look good. Getting a roofer ASAP but we are in West Sussex and they are busy with all the damage.

Have a great Christmas