We provide a maintenance free system to tiled edges on a roof. We fit uPVC solutions called dry verge's to solve the problems and dangers of tiled roof edges. Perfect for all types of weather on all tiled roofs.
Most tiled roofs have a mortar or cement infill on the edges of the roof above the bargeboards. This can crack causing a large problem where a leak can start. This can also make your roof tiles insecure in high winds. A dry verge solution solves these problems and looks so much better.
A dry verge will hold your tiles in place even in gale force winds. We use the industry standard specially developed Dry Verge installation system, that provides fixings for ultimate protection. Before fitting a Dry Verge we always remove all the existing perished cement.
We trim the tiles to give the exact overhang specified by the Dry Verge manufacturer. Then we check the condition of the existing tile battens and roofing felt and repair as needed.
we install a longitudinal tanalised timber batten for extra strength. Finally after all this thorough prep work we securely fix the Dry Verge units into place.
A dry ridge system is a method of using screws or other fixings to attach ridge tiles to the top part of a roof. This eliminates the need to use cement or mortar for bonding. Screws or other fixings attach clamps between the joins of each and every roof tile. Then we clamp the tiles to the roof. Underneath the screws lie waterproof unions which catch and get rid of rainfall that falls on them.
When it comes to the process of installing a dry ridge system, it is much easier and better than any other way of protecting your roof. Even during high winds or bad weather, the probability of a dry ridge system blowing off is very unlikely and this therefore reduces the risk of damage to your roof. Anything below your house that a tile could blow onto is also eliminated.
A dry ridge system can withstand movement more effectively. You may not know that roofs move as a result of vibrations from roads, runways, train tracks, or through the natural processes of expansion and contraction. Dry ridge systems allow for better and more flexible movement without leaking!
Another thing to think about is that dry ridge systems are now being installed on most new builds. And currently, under new British standards, any mortar or cement located on the ridge, verge or hip of a roof must now be reinforced by some sort of mechanical fixing.