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    One of my ridge tiles blew off a couple of weeks ago in the high winds. Haven't done much about getting it fixed and I'm not really going to be able to over the next 8 weeks. It is just the one ridge tile. Does anyone know if it is safe to leave it for a couple months?
    There was a guy up doing a roof across the road earlier and I asked him if he fancied doing mine, said he was too busy etc etc. I said fine have you got a card and he became all defensive. Never known a tradesman that doesn't like to make a little bit extra!

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    Weird that lol

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    My worries would be

    A: Water getting in the ridge of the roof

    B: the missing ridge tile allowing the wind and rain to get under the ajoining tiles, loosening them too

    If water gets underneath and then freezez it won't be long before you need to repalce a few tiles

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    for what it should cost I'd get it replaced mate. As has been said above, potential for water damage etc and further damage to other tiles is a possibility as they may have been disturbed.

    I had a local chap nip round a few months ago and he did some repairs around my chimney stack, the flashing had come lose and some pointing was missing. only charged me £40

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    get it fixed your insurance should cover it, left undone it makes the roof vunerable a good handyman should be able to fix it , It also depends whether its plastic clips or mortered in and get him to check the rest of the ridge tiles, i,m an ex builder so about £80 should cover it if the guy is legit, don,t forget you are liable unless he has his own insurance, so get a professional to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by big jon View Post
    get it fixed your insurance should cover it, left undone it makes the roof vunerable a good handyman should be able to fix it , It also depends whether its plastic clips or mortered in and get him to check the rest of the ridge tiles, i,m an ex builder so about £80 should cover it if the guy is legit, don,t forget you are liable unless he has his own insurance, so get a professional to do it
    For the kind of job this is, I wouldn't suggest going through insurance. There may be an excess to pay and then future premiums will be affected.

    As you have said, £80 to fix the problem is not bad at all especially when you consider thats the cost of a tank of fuel

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    Yeah, insurance is a no go, i have a £50 excess so don't see the point in claiming and losing no claims etc. I've contacted all local places and the quickest I can get it is 4 weeks time. We had pretty bad storm type weather here a few times over the last couple of weeks and it caused a fair amount of damage. I'll just need to hold off i guess. I have been told it would be about £50 to get done so that's not too bad. Thanks for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie16v View Post
    Yeah, insurance is a no go, i have a £50 excess so don't see the point in claiming and losing no claims etc. I've contacted all local places and the quickest I can get it is 4 weeks time. We had pretty bad storm type weather here a few times over the last couple of weeks and it caused a fair amount of damage. I'll just need to hold off i guess. I have been told it would be about £50 to get done so that's not too bad. Thanks for the advice
    It is'nt a hard job if your upto climbing a ladder...Just a bit of sand and cement and your done... Think a new tile is less than £10!

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    Still got the new tile, but afraid me and heights don't go. I get vertigo standing on a table! lol So i'll leave it to the professionals

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    i make roof tiles for a living, if youve got a ridge missing should get it replaced soon as poss realy as wind can lift others off and let water in. couple of quid for a new tile, or if you was closer id have got you a couple from work for nowt.

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