Dry Ridge Systems Wakefield
What is a dry ridge system? Dry ridge describes a procedure for mechanically fixing ridge tiles or hip ridge tiles to a roof without using traditional sand and cement mortar.
Dry ridge, instead of depending on mortar for a bond, as an alternative employs a dry fix system that usually uses screws – normally stainless steel – to attach clamps between the joints of each ridge tile, clamping them to the roof. Beneath these screws are water-resistant unions which catch any small amount of direct rainwater and dispense it sideways back to the roof itself.
IS DRY RIDGE ANY GOOD ?
In a word yes. In fact dry ridge systems in Wakefield are now a building control condition on all new roofs since BS 5534 was brought in, although repairs to existing roofs are exempt, as are certain listed and period properties under the right circumstances. The main advantages of a dry ridge system are as follows.
Won’t blow off – There’s lots of things which could affect the lifespan or bond of mortar bonded ridge tiles. Dry ridge however (as long as it has been fitted correctly) is not going to blow off under normal conditions, greatly reducing the risk from storm damage. No more ridge tiles landing on the floor, car or sunroom after high winds.
Maintenance – Unlike mortar there’s nothing to maintain, mortar mixes will decay with time, occasionally prematurely.
Ventilation – Dry ridge provides subtle ventilation of the roof space and helps to stop any hazardous accumulation of condensation
Movement – Believe it or not roofs move. This can be as a result of vibration (near main roads or train tracks) or through natural expansion and contraction. Dry ridge allows for all sorts of movement.
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A new dry verge roof edge can transform your old tired looking roof edges into a clean and new looking roof.
Through the passing of time all roofs will demonstrate signs of ageing which then become liable to having gaps between your roof tiles, a new dry verge roof edge will give that finishing touch to any roof..
These edges are produced from PVC-U, they are fully weather proof, they come in various colours and once set up will need absolutely no maintenance. For more information or a free quotation for dry ridge systems in Wakefield please contact our team today.