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Dry Ridge

 Dry Ridge systems come in a variety of designs but offer a similar level of performance. They are designed to secure the ridge tiles which are located at the apex of a roof. When using dry ridge systems the mortar joints between ridge tiles are replaced by plastic inserts, known as unions, that create the visual appearance of a mortar joint but have a hidden weather-proofing system that carries away the water.

The next significant component of a dry ridge system sits between the ridges and the tiles of the roof slope. This part of the system usually includes a ventilated strip that ensures moisture laden air is vented from under the tiles.

A verge refers to the junction between the roof and the gable end of the building. A gable refers to the wall that infills between two opposite roof slopes and usually finishes in a triangular shape. The traditional way of finishing the roof at a gable wall is to use mortar. Traditionally this detail includes a layer of plain tiles, slates or fibre cement board to assist in the weatherproofing. Unfortunately all too often this type of verge is poorly installed, leading to eventual water ingress. 
 
Even if properly installed a verge detail will require regular maintenance as it is prone to mortar failure. Dry verge systems help avoid these defects and the need for periodic maintenance of the mortar bedding. For many tiles, special 'cloaked verge' tiles are available which neatly close the gap at the verge

SEMI DETACHED PACKAGE 

Semi Detached Home

Full re-fit x 1 gable end

New Fascia Boards

New Soffits

New Gutters

New Downpipes

Colour - your choice

TOTAL COST £3,500


On a Semi-Detached Property to supply and fit an EPS System (Eaves Protection System) to the front and rear to bottom line felt is a total of £465


To reset Ridge Tiles on a semi detached property for the total sum of £335


Dry Verge Supply and fit 30 caps - total £275



Dry Clean Roof Tiles

To scrape off the moss to the front & rear of the roof and, clean out the guttering on a semi-detached property or a 6 metre long roof (front & rear).

Total sum of £350


 

Fit Dry Ridge

Full re-fit x 1 length 6 meters
Remove old and replace with New Dry Ridge Tiles

Colour - your choice

TOTAL COST £900

Applies to Semi Detached Home (6 metres)

No more Wet Products like concrete.
Become maintenance free with new dry ridge systems.

Avoiding mortar

Whilst mortar certainly does the job, there are a number of disadvantages it is worth being aware of. Mortar has a limited lifespan and requires regular maintenance because it will deteriorate in time through natural weathering.