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Old 04-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #16
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Being the weekend, I'll give them a call tomorrow. Just thinking of an alternative if is takes a few weeks to get the new tile.
PL makes a concrete adhesive for gluing landscaping blocks together. It would hold the two pieces of the tile together for a while. Like, tinner says, you can't fix them for the long haul, but I've done some temporary repairs like you speak of. If you can't find a replacement, bib it like tinner advised, under the glued tile.

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #17
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Green your over thinking this.

That is a common tile, go to ABC Supply with the broken one, they will sell you a new one or get you one from the bone yard. It will take no more time than running to HD or Lowes to get caulking. in fact, the patch will take you twice as much time, once to patch and once to go to ABC and buy the tile.

Why not just skip the bandaid, you will end up saving time and $ in the long run.
my roof tiles look very similar to greentrees'. My roofer had no trouble finding replacements, although the new ones do look different due to age. The old ones are more weathered color, and interestingly, a lot of suface texture is simply worn off. The tiles are roughly 30 years old.
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Greentree, were you able to find new tile? I'm having same issue and looking for a new tile
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Greentree, were you able to find new tile? I'm having same issue and looking for a new tile
I had no problem finding the same style tile at a boneyard. Check online for tile stores and call them to see if they have old tiles. I think some companies just keep old stock or buy excess at heavy discounts.

Roofers that are fixing homes have to find replacement roof tile so that drives the demand. The prices are reasonable. I think I paid something like $5 to $7. I bought 5 and replaced two on my roof.
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Do you remember where did you buy (the store name, phone number, etc)? I know it has been a while but I keep searching online but couldn't find any. My tile is exactly like yours. Or might be I can buy back your extra ones (3)? Thanks in advance for your reply. I'm also living in Sacto.
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Do you remember where did you buy (the store name, phone number, etc)? I know it has been a while but I keep searching online but couldn't find any. My tile is exactly like yours. Or might be I can buy back your extra ones (3)? Thanks in advance for your reply. I'm also living in Sacto.
You can call yancey company and they can inform you of other places if needed. You have to take the tile there and they can check their tiles outside in their boneyard.
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Just bib it, and while you are at it get a half dozen tiles and let them sit in the sun to fade in, so you have a couple of spares. The felt is mainly what keeps the water out on a tile roof anyway
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I apologize for not being clearer.
The piece of metal needs to lay under the two adjacent tiles, minimum 2", and at least 2-4" under the upper tile. It should lap over the lower tile by 2"-5". Just stick the broken one in place for looks on top of it. The metal is the waterproofing piece. Get a new tile and replace the metal and broken tile when you can.
Feel free to bend and flex the metal as needed to get the desired result. Turn the top edge up a tick or two to defeat windblown rain. Turn the bottom edge down a tick or two to hug the lower tile.
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