I have a shallow pan tile roof with over one inch of moss on portions of
it. I recently discovered that the combination of moss and frost are
destroying some of the tiles. I have tossed on a pile of "weed and feed"
which seems to have been very effective at the killing the moss. But I
want to add a copper strip along the ridge of the roof to make sure the
moss does not come back. In the end I have decided to use a length of 8
mm small bore heating pipe which I will hammer flat.
My question relates to the best way of attaching the copper strip to the
ridge tiles. The options are to:-
drill and screw to the ridge tiles
drill and screw to the mortar between the ridge tiles
some kind of glue
something else I have not thought of
I suspect that the first two would prove unreliable and destructive once
moisture and frost get into the screw holes. Glue seems the only other
option but I generally have little luck with gluing things. What sort of
glue should I use. Also should I glue the copper directly to the tiles
or should I use a series or say plastic straps to hold the copper in
place (the straps would be glued).
Thanks in adance.... Fergus
- posted 12 years ago