How to Repair a Clay Tile Roof


Fireproof, waterproof and very classy, the look of clay tile roofs is timeless. Unfortunately, the roofs themselves are not.

Things You'll Need

  • Roofing Cement
  • Sand
  • Spreader Trowels
  • Cold Chisels
  • Hammers
  • Chip out cracked mortar with a cold chisel and hammer.

  • Remove the cap tiles carefully (at the ridge of the roof). Pay attention to the order of the tiles so you can replace them in the same order.

  • Soak the tiles for a few hours in water.

  • Mix 1 part portland cement with 3 parts sand and add enough water to form a stiff mortar.

  • Use a small trowel to lay hot-dog'size strips along the line where the old mortar was.

  • Replace the tiles and clean up any mortar poking out with a trowel.

  • Call a professional to make major repairs.

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