Call Now 01535 273 272

The Benefits of Dry Verge & Ridge

Bingley Roofing Contractors Ltd can install new, upvc, low maintenance dry verge or dry ridge to your home.  There are benefits of installing the ridge and verge system.  It prevents the use of mortar,  mortar in weather exposed areas can shrink and crack allowing water penetration into the roof void.  UPVC dry verge and ridge systems have a neat, tight fit to the roof area and do suffer with these issues.  They are specifically made to measure the tiles or slates that are in situ on the roof surface, therefore, weather very rarely effects them when they are fitted correctly.  Many manufacturers will provide 10 or 20 year product guarantees.

Mortar Ridge Maintenance

Over time mortar on roof ridges can be effected by the weather.  Wind, rain, snow and frost can all be detrimental to the condition of the pointing on the ridge.  These weather conditions can cause the mortar to crack and then fall out, allowing water to penetrate the roof void.  If the mortar is in a very poor condition, the ridge sections can come away from the roof, particularly in high winds.  Bingley Roofing Contractors Ltd can provide a free survey to check the condition of the ridge and establish if maintenance works is required.  We can patch point areas of ridge where small amounts of mortar has fallen out, or remove the old mortar and then re-point the ridges if required. On occasion it is beneficial to lift the ridges from the roof, clean off and dispose of the old mortar and to then bond, re-bed and re-point the ridge back into position.  All our work is guaranteed for two years.