I have a slate roof with 3 elevations. Two are underfelted with new-ish
slates, but the other is old and somewhat nailsick and not underfelted. In
the current unfavourable market, I opted to just have the roof patched up
for now and had slipped tiles fixed and the ridge tiles rebedded. The house
is in central England, so weather not too severe though house is fairly high
The sick roof slope had a powdery torching that was filling the loft (and my
stuff) with fine dust. This was in extremely poor condition with much (about
1/4) having already fallen off so I decided to remove the rest before the
roofers came. As poor as it was, I'm now considering that it may have been
helping to keep at least parts of the roof together in bad weather!.
I was going to replace the torching with browning but can now see this would
take an age, and I'd wonder how waterproof it would be... so I'm now
thinking of applying a bead of foam filler in the angle between the top of
the battens and slates. Screwfix do a firefoam that may or may not be
Is this a bad idea?