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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:03 pm 
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The first row of tiles on my roof have dropped at the edge so that the angle is steeper than the remainder of the roof. It appears that the tiles were sitting on top of the fascias, which have dropped over the years.

Two roofers have suggested inserting battens under the front edge of the tiles to correct the angle. However, one says it will then be necessary to install uPVC cladding over the fascia in order to fill the gap between the tile and the old fascia. The other suggests this is not necessary.

What is the correct way to do this without leaving a gap? I would prefer to avoid uPVC cladding if possible, but obviously don't want a gap that water or pests could enter through. It's an '80s house with a hip roof and concrete tiles.

Any advice most appreciated.

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It is perfectly normal for the 1st row of tiles & the row of half tiles below it to sit on the facia.
My thoughts are that if the facia has dropped, it must be loose (probably fixing nails have corroded). Ask
the roofer to quote for the removal and possibly partial replacement of the facia.
Stck to your guns regarding the UPVC Cladding. You do not have to have something you don't want.

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The facias are most likely rotted, whichever, if you don't like plastic get it done in wood and expect to paint it every 3 yr
Bottom rows of tiles need to come of, so cappit over the boards if sound and no rot, or complete replacement of 18mm upvc.
Fit gutter eaves before re-tiling.

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