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Joe (Joe)
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Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 02:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How To Repair a Ceramic Tile Roof

Replacement ceramic tiles can be rehung with straps attached to the back of the tile. Do not use exposed strap hangers - they make the roof look ugly. The copper strap shown below can be altered to fit almost any type of ceramic tile, including Spanish tiles. It's a good idea to put a dab of silicon between the copper strap and the tile to glue it in place. The copper hanger does not need to be bent into a "Z" configuration. It can be bent into a simple "L" configuration and will still work fine. Use copper wire to tie the strap to the hanger. 14 gauge single strand insulated wire works well.

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http://www.slateroofcentral.com/tile_repair.html
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 09:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First off, even if the replacements were the same batch and had been sit4ting in the garage for 10 years, they will not match in color perfectly. If they don't want a slate hook holding the tile in place, tell them you will use a copper bib and then just nail the slate between the joint and bib it. If they insist that there be no hooks, you will have no choice but to take them off.

I have installed clay tile before using a copper piece wired to the back of the tile to hold it in place. Joe has a illustration of one in the slate bible. That would be a possibility. good luck with that one.
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Whautianplen (Whautianplen)
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Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Old School,
We repair slate frequently, and yes we do use a ripper bar. We can get the nails and tile out, the problem is getting a replacement back in without copper stays or stainless hooks. We and Customer feels this is a band aid approach. I Was hoping someone has had this experience before and could enlighten me with a solution. We have provide a quote to the home owner to take the 13sqs of Lamarite off in the affected area, apply new underlayment and reinstall, but Allstate does not want to pay to do it right.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you tried to use a slate ripper? I remember when they were introducing the Lamarite. Don't look like it went so hot.
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Whautianplen (Whautianplen)
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Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A little background info first, We have a customer that has a Lamarite slate roof. All the tiles are 7" wide, same color.
Customer had a tree limb fall on the house, damaging several places on the roof, . We can visually count approximately 75 Slate damage in 4 angles with a total of about 13.8 squares. We have found 255 replacement slate same color.
The insurance company wants to use copper stays to hold new tile in place, we are concerned about the holes left in the IWS when we remove the nails. The home owner feels it will be unsightly.
My questions:
1) Is there a way to remove damaged tile and starter and replace without removing the tile from ridge down?
2) If we do remove each slate, stack and then re-apply is there a change we will break a significant portion of the slate in the process. We calculate we have 4000+ of these slate to remove.

Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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