My tiles are ‘rattling’ – does this mean they are not fixed correctly and how can I stop this?

Tile noise is known as chatter, and occurs when the wind lifts the tail of the tile and causes a chattering noise when the tile drops back down. This can generally happen in small ‘local’ areas on the roof. The problem is often highlighted in roof designs where there is living accommodation in the roof space. The sound created by the movement of the tiles/slates can be amplified by forms of roof construction where the ceiling is fixed directly to the rafters.

To eliminate this, the tiles need to be clipped. On steep roof pitches or in exposed locations slate hooks can be used to secure the tails of the slates.