How to use Roof Tiles, Real Slate and Stone Roofing Slabs

How to use Roof Tiles, Real Slate and Stone Roofing Slabs

How to use Roof Tiles

  1. Make sure the surface on which the tiles are to be stuck is clean and dry.
  2. Glue a thin 2mm strip of card or wood across the lower edge of your roof, this will allow the first row of tiles to lay at the correct angle for the following rows.
  3. To help keep your rows level draw a pencil line across the roof where your first row of tiles will lay. Then continue to draw lines right the way up the roof remembering to allow each row of tiles to overlap by approx. half the length. E.g. If your tile is 22mm long you will need to allow about 10mm between each pencil line.
  4. Use a good quality PVA adhesive to fix the tiles into position one row at a time. Use a full tile to start the odd numbered rows 1st, 3rd, 5th etc and a half tile to start even numbered rows 2nd, 4th, 6th etc.
  5. Most tiles can be cut easily using a craft knife, pincers or tile pliers. Odd shaped pieces can be achieved by rubbing on medium grade sandpaper.
  6. Continue to lay your tiles until your roof is completed. For the final finishing touches use our Ridge Tiles and Real Thin Rolled Lead.


How to use Real Slate

  1. Make sure the surface on which the slates are to be stuck is clean and dry.
  2. Glue a thin 2mm strip of card or wood across the lower edge of your roof, this will allow the first row of slates to lay at the correct angle for the following rows.
  3. To help keep your rows level draw a pencil line across the roof where your first row of slates will lay. Then continue to draw lines right the way up the roof remembering to allow each row of slates to overlap by approx. half the length. E.g. If your slate is 40mm long you will need to allow about 20mm between each pencil line.
  4. Use a good quality PVA adhesive to fix the slates into position one row at a time. Using a full slate to start the odd numbered rows 1st, 3rd, 5th etc and a half slate to start even numbered rows 2nd, 4th, 6th etc.
  5. To cut Real Slate score both sides of the slate with a craft knife and then snap between your fingers, or use a junior hacksaw or tile pliers.
  6. Continue to lay your slates until your roof is completed. For the final finishing touches use our Ridge Tiles and Real Thin Rolled Lead.


How to use Stone Roofing Slabs

  1. Make sure your roof surface is clean and dry. Glue a thin 2mm x 2mm strip of card or wood across the lower edge of your roof to allow the slabs to lay at the correct angle.
  2. To help keep your rows level draw a pencil line across the roof where your first row of slabs will lay. Then continue to draw horizontal lines to the top of the roof, remembering to allow each row of slabs to overlap by approx. half the length.
  3. Use a good quality PVA adhesive to fix the slabs into position one row at a time, keeping the rough edge of the slabs at the bottom. Start by using the larger stone slabs and progress to smaller slabs as you near the top of the roof.
  4. To cut, score with a craft knife and then snap over a straight edge, or use tile pliers.
  5. Continue to lay your roofing slabs until your roof is completed, then cap with Ridge Tiles. If required, weather your roof using a water based stain.


 

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