I'm looking for advice on replacing a roof slate. Except for the first line of slates - which are nailed on - all the slates on my roof are secured using slate hooks. The broken slate I want to replace is in the middle of the roof - so it is hooked on and the top of it will be under the hook of the tile above.
I can pull it out as it is broken, but how would I get the new slate in?
Hi phil70, If your slate hooks are the double bend type it should be straightforward to remove the broken one and slide a new slate in. Make sure you use a slate that is a couple of mill narrower than the gap. Regards S
Thanks Stoneyboy! The hooks are in the form you describe - from what you're saying I guess there must be enough free play between adjacent tiles to be able to wiggle them out and back in again; I was concerned as from the cut-away pictures of how the slates lie using this kind of hook that they looked really tightly located, but your comment is reassuring.
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