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    Default Leaves blown under roof tiles

    Hi,

    I live in an old 1970s house, constructed of roof tiles with no sarking under it. Recently I got the blown-in insulation above the ceiling replaced with bulk insulation. I popped up there to check on a roof leak and noticed that there were gum leaves on the insulation, which made their way through under the roof tiles.

    Without spending too much money of ripping the roof tiles off and putting sarking under it, I was thinking of placing a permeable membrane over the insulation to make it easier to remove the leaves in future.

    Anyone experience similar issue and what has been done? or is it just simple as just ignoring it?

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    ....would it be possible its more likely up and under the tiles overlapping the valleys?

    Why? - My roof is fully sarked (yes I did say "S"arked!!!) with colorbond roofing and I get some crap blowing in under the valley's. Even though its only a 7 year old roof, I suspect the valley's didn't have a folded back on itself lip as in strong Northerly winds, I also get water blown in based on the damp batts I've seen.

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    So what did you do to resolve your issue?

    I've only got a gable roof with no valley. I was going to line the insulation with a permeable membrane, which allows moisture to escape from the insulation but not make its way back down. It would mean the leaves will sit on this blanket, making it easier to remove/vacuum in the distant future.

    Other than that, I got a quote to put sarking under the roof tiles and this house isnt the forever dream home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzirra View Post
    So what did you do to resolve your issue?.

    Nothing...its not at a stage to really justify doing anything.

    No valley's, wasnt expecting that answer.

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    I was just thinking about this too. Since every tile has 2 arches, where it meets the fascia board there are fairly large holes which would allow entry for leaves and probably small birds too. I'm still thinking of a durable and cheap way of sealing that gap.

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    ...do you know where the leaves are entering?

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