Tiling a porch roof is a very important but laborious and difficult task. A project of this magnitude will require a large investment in planning and preparation way before the actual installation process takes place. It can be a brand new porch roofing tile or a replacement of the existing one, either way it’s crucial to get the right technique. If you lack proper training or experience in this field, we’d recommend you hire the services of a reliable professional probably within your local area to guarantee the best results and to save yourself some time and money. This guide will give you a good insight into the porch roof tiling process. Let’s have a look!
• With the crown looking upwards, put the first tile on the batten and centre the tile from side to side.
• Hammer a 10d nail at the base of the tile and into the batten (make sure not to overdrive the nail).
• To provide a much needed support, apply a little mortar under the first tile.
• Identify the inner end of the first tile and place another tile on top. Take a measurement from the outer end and adjust the end of the second tile to fit.
• Just like you’ve done with the first tile, nail the second tile into the batten.
• Position two tiles at the both ends of the ridge and proceed with the installation just as you’ve done with the previous tiles.
• Take a measurement of the distance across the ridge from the first tile’s outer end. Once done, you can then calculate the number of tiles required by subtracting 16 inches from your measurement and divide the answer by 8.
• Beginning at the second tile on one end of the ridge, install the half the number of ridge tiles towards the centre of the ridge. Now install the remaining tiles working from the opposite end to the ridge’s centre. At the centre of ridge should be a key tile with mortar.