Dry Roofing

Dry Verge

Dry Ridge

Dry roofing

Dry Ridge

 

 Dry Ridge systems come in a variety of designs but offer a similar level of performance.

 

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

Dry Verge

 

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. Alternatively plastic dry verge systems are available which suit most tiles.

These are available in single units, ie one piece per tile course, or in continuous lengths. These are attractive and highly functional ways to improving the overall appearance of your roof. The systems are easy-to-use and provide a neat, secure and mortar-less finish at roof verges.

A dry verge system will also reduce the risk of wind damage, water penetration and will stop small animals getting into the roof space.

Dry Fix Roofing is here to Help

  • Long lasting
  • Designed to endure the strongest winds in the UK
  • Easy to install so reduces the labour time significantly
  • Condensation problems are easily solved
  • These tiles have been tested and provide excellent and continuous ventilation space at the ridge

Benefits

 

It's Fast

RidgeFast is the fast and easy way to install a ventilated dry ridge. The unique system is designed to simply roll out along the ridge and is far quicker than mortar bedding.

It's Universal

Thanks to a unique fixing system RidgeFast can be used with ail standard ridges, tiles and slates. The 6-metre roll is easily moulded to the shape of any tile or slate and the grey colour of the side flashing replicates a mortar finish.

It's Ventilated

Provides a minimum ventilated area of 5,000 sq.mm. per linear metre and is suitable for ventilating flat tiles. Specially designed blanking strips allow you to use RidgeFast with ridge and gas vent terminals.

It's Maintenance Free

The dry fixing method offers considerable advantages, not only in the speed of installation, but also in long-term economy and safety. If you would like to read below, it will explain all the advantages you would have on your property.

Use of mortar

Whilst mortar certainly does the job, there are a number of disadvantages it is worth being aware of.

First, mortar has a limited lifespan and requires regular maintenance because it will deteriorate in time through natural weathering.

Secondly mortar is susceptible to cracking because of the natural movement within the building structure, particularly where the roof passes over solid masonry walls. Once this happens, the ridges, hips or verges can become dislodged by high winds, and will be susceptible to water ingress.

Materials

uPVC is the material that we champion when it comes to Dry Fix system fittings, particularly in the case of ridge and verge caps. uPVC is simple, durable, water resistant and won't bend or warp during wildly changing temperatures.

•    Maintenance free
•    Neat and attractive appearance
•    No more rotten timber
•    Choice of colours
•    Protects spars from damp penetration
•    Prevents birds or other animals access
•    Enhances the value of your home

Outstandingly Resistant

  • Rapid and simple to fit in all weather conditions
  • Extraordinary design features
  • The number of storms battering the UK every year is increasing - and with this there's a growing realisation of the unreliability of using mortar to secure vulnerable areas of the roof such as the verge.
  • Compatible with most types of interlocking concrete tiles
  • Exceptionally secure

Our Dry Verge System has been designed to provide an extremely cost effective alternative that avoids all of the long term maintenance problems - and costs - associated with mortar bedding.

Securing tiles to the roof whilst preventing wind uplift and providing exceptional resistance to water penetration, the system is extremely fast and easy to fit.

No special tools - or skills - are required, because the process is mechanical, bad weather isn't a problem - fitting can take place even in wet or frosty conditions, once fitted the system is extremely secure.

Forget about mixing and all of the mess, inconvenience and subsequent problems that come with using mortar.

With the unique Dry Verge System you have an alternative that saves you time, increases your efficiency and delivers significant benefits to our customers..

A Complete System

System Specifications

  • Suits most makes and profiles of concrete interlocking tiles
  • For batten gauges between 280mm and 345mm
  • Suitable for roofs between 15 and 55 degrees pitch
  • Secures tiles to roof preventing wind uplift problems
  • Exceptional resistance to water penetration
  • Long term UV resistance prevents discolouring from exposure to sunlight
  • Prevents entry of birds and large insects
  • Complies with BS5534 requirements for a mechanical fixing
  • Complies with requirements of BS6399-2 1997 code of practice for wind loads
  • Complies with NHBC standards chapter 7.2 pitched roofs D8, S11 and S12
  • Easy to fix and maintenance free