Dry ridge systems

Forget mortar - instead, request the installation of a dry ridge system

Traditional sand and cement mortar is not the sole available solution for the attachment of ridge tiles to a property’s roof. Indeed, it is no longer even the premier means by which such tiles are fixed to roofing. That’s because, since the introduction of BS 5534, it is actually dry ridge systems that are a building control requirement on all new roofs – but not repairs to existing roofs.

Findley Roofing & Building is able to not only introduce you to the basics of how a dry ridge roofing system works, but also undertake the installation of such a system on your new or existing roof.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, we are a highly trusted roofing company in Newcastle, Northumberland, Sunderland, Durham and other areas of the North East. Indeed, we can provide the highest standard of dry ridge installation services across the North of England and beyond.

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Dry Ridge Systems Checklist

Considering installing a dry ridge system on your roof?Answer these questions first…

Services Checklist
  • When was your roof installed?
  • How safe are your roof tiles?
  • Does your roof suffer from condensation?
  • Do you spend time maintaining your roof?

Still wondering whether you should invest in a dry ridge system? Click here to contact the Findley Roofing & Building team and arrange a free roof health check.

What are the benefits of dry ridge systems?

  • Ventilation reduces condensation
  • Allows for natural roof movement
  • Increases safety of roof tiles
  • Maintenance-free

Choose a dry ridge system for the following applications

  • New build properties (required by law)
  • Retrofitting older roof installations

What do you need to know about dry ridge systems?

The term ‘dry ridge’ refers to a system whereby ridge tiles or hip ridge tiles can be mechanically fixed to a roof without the use of mortar.

Such a system has become the widely desired one among homeowners for various reasons. These include the sheer susceptibility of mortar to degradation – sometimes prematurely – over time. By comparison, dry ridge systems require almost no maintenance.

Another reason for mortar’s tendency to deteriorate is the natural movement of roof structures due to such factors as natural expansion and contraction and vibration from nearby roads or train tracks. Again, where mortar is easily affected by such movements, dry ridge systems accommodate them.

When one also considers the discreet ventilation of the roof space that a dry ridge system ensures, as well as the simple fact that the tiles will not blow off in normal conditions provided that they have been properly installed, it should become clear why such systems have become so popular.

Trust no other roofers than Findley Roofing & Building

When you are looking for the complete roofing services in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Sunderland or the wider UK, you only need to get in touch with Findley Roofing & Building.

Whether you are looking to have your existing slate or tiled roof converted to a dry ridge system or you would appreciate advice in relation to dry hip ridges or how our dry ridge systems are the most suitable choice for your property, we are ready to take your call.

Need help? Call us today: 0191 417 3422

Send our professional and friendly team an email or give us a call today, on 0191 417 3422, to find out more about why you should choose us for the installation of a dry ridge system to the roofing of your home – as well as to receive a free survey and a highly competitive quote.

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