No Roof Lining Felt

Postby porkpie999 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:05 pm

Hello I am selling my 1950's semi which has a pitched tiled roof. The buyers surveyor said there is no lining felt present so the roof will need stripping back, felting and re tiling. The buyer is asking for £5k off the price!!!!!!!

Is it right that the roof should be stripped back and re felted or can things stay as they are for another 40 years?

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Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:49 pm

porkpie999 ,
Houses built about ww2 and before did not have underfelt, this is really not an issue but it does not comply with modern regulations and if it became necessary to re-roof the house underfelt must be used.
The disadvantages are that dirt will blow into the loft especially if the house is near a main road and rain/snow can blow up under the tiles.
One advantage is that the roof will be well ventilated and if underfelt is fitted then cross ventilation will be essential.
Suggest you tell the buyer the roof is sound (if it is) and you’ve had no problems but you may have to negotiate or find another buyer.
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