How are shingle roof tiles installed

The first step in the installation of shingles, concrete roof tiles, and terracotta roof tiles is simple: install safety rails around the perimeter to ensure all staff are safe!


Use the correct process

In the case of a re-roof, the initial phase of installation would involve removing all excess ridge cappings, shingles, or roof tiles and battens from the existing dwelling. It’s also crucial to inspect the roof to ascertain there are no underlying issues that require maintenance or repairs.

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If you’re in a fire zone (BAL zone) or your project necessitates insulation paper, the subsequent step involves laying the insulation paper onto your home. This step is not only pivotal for fire and water resistance but also reflects up to 95% of radiant heat!


Pine or hardwood battens will then be installed over the top of the insulation paper (if required), preparing your roof for the shingles or roof tiles to be laid.

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Starting at the bottom course (near the gutter line), the tiles will then be laid from right to left, ensuring adherence to Australian standards by nailing every tile on every second course.

At this juncture, you might wonder about the process for areas like the hips and valleys. Fortunately, we utilise a handy tool called a tile cutter (courtesy of Hytile) to simplify our job significantly. This tool allows us to cut the tiles on hips and valleys to the precise angle needed, ensuring our ridges are perfectly positioned on top or cut precisely for our valleys to prevent any water ingress.

The final step prepares us for the finished product. Here, we utilise a mix of cement and sand, along with the help of our bedding frame (thanks to Hytile), to ensure your ridge cappings are perfectly fitted and securely in place. The concluding part of the job involves applying flexible pointing over the bedding, once it has sufficiently dried, using a colour that matches your roof. This provides you with a beautifully finished new roof, adorned with shingles or roof tiles, expertly installed by JK Roof Tiling! Contact us if you are in need of assistance. 

Talk to JK Roof Tiling today!

If you’re considering roof tiling for your home in Melbourne, it’s important to consult with local roof tilers who have expertise in this specific type of roofing material. JK Roof Tiling can assess your property’s needs and provide tailored advice on whether roof tiling is suitable for your home’s architecture and local climate conditions.

Roof tiles offer durability, longevity, versatility, energy efficiency, fire resistance, and low maintenance requirements. These advantages make them a popular choice for homeowners and builders looking for a reliable and aesthetically pleasing roofing solution.