been up in my loft today and have noticed that the felt under the tiles is
torn and hanging down on one side
looks like to replace it all the tiles will have to come of on that side of
not really a job i can tackle myself
anyone any ideas what sort of price i will be looking at before i get some
its a 3 bed mid terrace btw in west yorkshire
Can you see the underside of the tiles?
Often bits of felt hang down, but they were the end of the
roll and are overlapped with the next piece so it doesn't
If it is torn through to the tiles, it usually won't matter
unless you have some broken/leaking tiles higher up.
If it's rotten, that implies it was getting wet reasonably often.
You might have some broken or slipped tiles further up the roof.
Replacement is not difficult, but it does involve stripping off
the tiles and battens as you suspected. I did an area of my roof
last summer, including a valley (which was the main problem area).
I got scaffolding put up to the gutter line -- make sure you tell
the scaffolders you will be piling up the roof tiles on it, as
they are collectively very heavy. I also took the opportunity to
replace the facias and guttering. Next summer, I'll be doing the
other side, although I don't think I need to replace any felt on
Use a modern replacement for the felt. It's plastic with fibre-
glass imbedded to make it untearable and a slightly absorbent
matt back to prevent any condensation dripping off. It comes in
breathable and non-breathable versions, depending if your loft
is ventilated elsewhere.
thanks for the advice
have arranged for a roofer to come and have a look this week as the job is
beyond my fear of heights
if ts a reroof then i think i may as well get the facia's and guttering done
at the same time,they look a bit tatty anyway was gonna ask for some vented
ridge tiles too as the type of house i live in does suffer a bit from damp
in the lofts
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