# Should roof tiles be staggered?

## Should roof tiles be staggered?

The tiles going up the roof are normally directly above each other, there is no need to stagger them as the side joints are automatically sealed by overlaps. The overlap will depend upon the slope of the roof – the steeper the slope, the smaller the overlap required.

## What are the corner tiles on a roof called?

Ridge tile – Normally a semicircular or angled tile used to seal the top of pitched roofs (and also hips). Usually the tile is secured by mortar and covers the fixings and top edge of the tiles/slates on both sides.

What is the top tile on a roof called?

Eaves
Eaves (or Top) Tiles.

How do you calculate ridge tile angle?

To determine the angle of ridge needed, the following procedure should be followed. Add together the rafter pitch of each roof slope and take the result away from 180° (the sum of the angles of a triangle). The result will give you the angle of the roof structure at the apex.

### Should you nail every roof tile?

Every tile of the two rows at the eaves, those up the verges, and along the two rows of the ridge should be nailed, but beyond that it is only necessary to nail every fifth tile horizontally and every third tile as you move up the roof.

### How far apart should roof battens be?

Each product has different requirements, for example, batten spacing for (0.42BMT) corrugated metal roofing needs to be no more than 1100 mm apart, but batten spacing for 0.48BMT metal roofing can be up to 1600 mm apart.

What makes a hipped roof a hip roof?

Most hipped approaches use a fairly gentle slope to encourage precipitation movement away from the house, although tented roofs and steep grades also qualify under the technical description of this type. What distinguishes a hip roof is that it doesn’t have gables or other vertical sides to it.

Which is the best hip tile for roofing?

Arris hip tiles are designed to suit a specific roof pitch and are ‘spot bedded’ and nailed. Bonnet hip tiles suit a greater variety of pitches. They have a raised area like a ladies bonnet.

## Why do I have ridges and hips on my roof?

Some roofs only have ridges, while some roofs only have hips on them, and other roofs have a combination of ridges, hips, and/or valleys. Therefore it’s down to the overall size and style of your home. Arris hip tiles are designed to suit a specific roof pitch and are ‘spot bedded’ and nailed.

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