Roofing Question

Are dry ridge roof tiles any good?

Mine lasted less than 3 months!

6 Answers

Best Answer

Dry ridge tiles are fine if fitted correctly, what exactly has happened for them to last only 3 months.

Answered 13th Dec 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

they are if fitted correctly,
a lot ao the new builds are having dry verge and roof tile system fitted without any problems.
post your job on the roofing section of the site and get a local expert to do the job properly.

best of luck alex

Answered 13th Dec 2011

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

I only use mechanically fixed when specified as I think they look cheap on a traditional roof, but If they havent lasted it due to a bad tradesman as the NHBC specify them on 99% of new builds I do.

Answered 14th Dec 2011

Sky Blue Roofing

Member since 1 Sep 2008

Hi, if fitted properly, yes. I personally think good old sand+cement look better. Dry verge allways seem "unfinished" to look at, in my opinion that is!


Answered 14th Dec 2011

domestic roofingandbuilding

Member since 15 Aug 2008

Yes if fitted correctly once fitted you have piece of mind that you will not have to worry about maintenance ie if ridge are beded on mortar you will at some stage in the future need to remove ridge clean of old mortar and re-bed and point although if a correct mix is used you should have to do this for a while all depends on the weather ie ware n tare .hope this answers your question .

Answered 14th Dec 2011


Member since 21 Oct 2008

dry ridge are proven to be a very good system,but as it requires a screw fixing through the ridge with a rubber washer to keep out the weather-i would always go for the old school ridging- thats just me tho!

Answered 13th Dec 2011

freeman leadcraft/roofing

Member since 11 Nov 2009

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