Domestic Roofing Guide - Patching

If the faults are confined to small areas and the remainder of the roof structure is sound, replacement of damaged slates or tiles may be the answer.

There could be a problem in obtaining slates or tiles of similar profile and colour due to tile or slate designs becoming obsolete; second-hand slates or tiles would have to be found.

However, it must be remembered that patching will not prevent deterioration in other parts of the roof and frequent inspections and repairs may be required. Patching is ugly, inconvenient and impractical and the cost of small repair work will rise annually.

This sort of treatment should be regarded as an uneconomic long-term solution.

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