How Do You Replace a Broken Roof Tile?


Quick Answer

To replace a broken roof tile, use a slate ripper or blade to remove the old tile or break the old tile up with a hammer. Use roofing cement or a nail to fix the new tile in place.

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To replace a broken roof tile, use the following steps.

  1. Remove the old tile
  2. Pry off the old tile with a blade or slate ripper or break it into smaller pieces with a hammer.

    1. Add the new tile
    2. Align the new tile with the existing tiles. Homeowners fixing tiles to a roof using nails should drill a hole in the tile and gently hammer in the nail. Homeowners using cement should add a thin layer of roofing cement to the roof and press the new tile into place.

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