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    Default Roof tile mortar for installing clay roof tiles

    I have an older clay tile roof and I have a handful of missing and/or broken tiles that I'm going to replace. I understand that the ridge tiles should be set in mortar and pointed around the edges with it. I can find a few different brands of roof tile mortar....quikrete and then some other brand on HD website but neither of them seem to be available in my area (which makes sense as there aren't a lot of clay tile roofs in Central Illinois) and there's not even an option to have it shipped (which would be expensive anyway, I'm sure). So, anyone have any advice where I can get roof tile mortar in central IL OR how I can make it myself?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Roof tile mortar for installing clay roof tiles

    You can mix your own:
    1 part lime
    3 parts Portland cement
    12 parts sand

    You can also add color to match the tiles.

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    Default Re: Roof tile mortar for installing clay roof tiles

    any particular kind of sand?

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    Default Re: Roof tile mortar for installing clay roof tiles

    Quote Originally Posted by keharrisuiuc View Post
    any particular kind of sand?
    Any construction sand will do. It's available everywhere.

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    Default Re: Roof tile mortar for installing clay roof tiles

    So, is the mix that was listed below, specific to clay tile roofs? Is there a reason that I can't just regular use quikrete mortar mix?

    Also, where would I look to find lime? I looked at HD the other day and didn't see any with the rest of the masonry products.

    Thanks!


    1 part lime
    3 parts Portland cement
    12 parts sand

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