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New Roof Needed or Replacing Back Pointing?

Postby Llwelyn » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:46 pm


I've recently had a survey done on my house (about 80 years old) and was told that some of the back pointing needs replacing but that "nobody does back pointing anymore" and the the whole roof needs taking up, then having a layer of felt put down and the tiles put back. The cost for this is £6-8k.

Is this really necessary? We have no issues with the roof, no leaks or anything and as far as we can see from the outside it looks in good condition. There is a bit of debris in the loft where the insulation has fallen away (different issue also to be fixed). Is this the sign of failing backpointing?

Given that we have no current issues with the roof are we able just to clean up the debris and put the insulation back in place and be happy?
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