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Should i be able to see daylight between my clay tiles when looking through the felt in my roof.
We can see day light between some of the the clay tiles in our roof when looking through some loose felt in our loft. Is this normal as a roofer we asked to come and have a look and did some work for us rebeding around our valley said that it was. He said that each clay tile has a ridge that connects to the other and as they they don't lay flat you can see daylight through some of the inter connecting tiles. Can anyone tell me if this is normal as the only way to find out is wait until it rains heavy and see if it leaks in?
without actually looking at the roof it is not really possible to say for sure, your roofer is right in the fact that clay tiles never lay totally flat,if it is breathable membrane you have as under felt it can be normal to be able to see day light between some of the tiles through the membrane this does not mean it will leak as any water getting under the tiles will be caught by the membrane and run down into you gutter and away.
Answered 1st Jun 2013