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.
Dry verge is:
Requires little maintenance
Allows for the natural movement of the roof
Prevents birds and small animals from gaining access into the roof space
Ventilated to help prevent condensation into the roof space
Is available in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes
Fitting A Dry Ridge System
The advantages of the Dry Ridge System definitely outweigh the old mortar method.
The Dry Ridge System is:
Mechanically fixed and therefore, is much more secure than the mortar ridges
Can withstand the wind and the rain which the UK is susceptible to
Allows for the natural movement of the roof, unlike the mortar fixings
Allows for ventilation of the roof to help prevent condensation or water getting into the roof space
Options of colours to choose from
Dry Ridge and Dry Verge are available in a variety of colours.