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Dry Ridge and Verge Fixtures
This system provides a secure, maintenance-free method of mechanically fixing ridge tiles to reduce the risk of damage caused by wind uplift and water penetration.
The dry fix system can be used on both slate and tile roofs to provide a striking appearance and appropriate ventilation.
Dry Fix Systems
Traditional mortar bedding is still the most widely used fixing method in England & Wales, compared to Scotland where currently 80% of all verges are mechanically fixed. However, the increased incidence of storms over the last few years has clearly highlighted the unreliability of mortar to secure the tiles. The switch to dry verge is gathering greater momentum every year. With all the advantages it is not difficult to see why.
Using our own specialist roofing teams with years of experience, we can install maintenance free approved mechanical dry ridge and dry verge systems, eliminating the need for costly repair work. It will be installed quickly and efficiently with minimum disruption to yourself.
The Dry Ridge System has been developed to provide an easy to fix, maintenance free alternative to traditional mortar bedding.
The verge of a roof is particularly susceptible to damage by wind-driven rain and often suffers extensive mortar damage over the years. Both builders and roofers have therefore had to re-assess the construction of roofs and in recent years dry, mortar-less roofing systems have become the preferred method. The Dry Ridge Tile System requires no wet trade and can be quickly and easily installed by one person, rain or shine!
British Standards state that no reliance should be placed on the sheer strength of mortar used in the filling and bedding. Mortar will eventually crack, in contrast, Universal Dry Verges are mechanically fixed and each unit individually screwed. With the next unit interlocking giving extra strength and hiding the screws offering the maximum protection against strong wind and water penetration giving you long term protection with a neat, attractive appearance and with none of the ongoing costs associated with mortar.