About 15 Ridge Tiles on my Bungalow need re pointing, some cement having
A Roofing Contractor called at my request (Not just a mobile phone One with
name on vehicle.
To re move tiles and reset £380 to re point £280.
Told him I thought it was too much and he went, telephone call from him
later said he had made a mistake, re pointing should have been £180.
I may be behind the times but I consider these quotes over the top. Any
A tip I got from a builder -- when you want a little job like this
doing, take a walk or cycle ride around your local area looking for
someone having a roof retiled. Ask the tiler to pop round and do
the job. Cost me £20 to have half a valley gutter repointed and
one ridge tile repointed, although I already had the sand and cement
on site (and scaffolding up, although I got the distinct impression
the roofer wouldn't have required that).
I've never tackled repointing of same, but I've been on a few roofs before
(e.g. to scrape moss off) and provided you're not afraid of heights, anyone
can do this. You would need an assistant to help you pass fresh cement up
etc.. but just think of how much you'd save yourself. The key trick with
ridge tiles is that you take a tough pillow up with you, as sitting on these
things can hurt after just a few minutes...........
Done it for the last fifty years, the secret is to sit on the ridge with
both legs dangling down one side,e.g. side saddle. this way you can hold
bucket of mortar between feet and knees, leave hand free..
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