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Home Design Property Solutions Ltd

Dry Verge

Fed up with having to repeatedly re-point the edges of your tiled roof? 

 

Our installations provide the only permanent maintenance-free solution to the problem of tiled edges on roofs. We fit the latest uPVC Dry Verge systems, suitable for weather-proofing almost all types of tiled and slated roof edges.

 

Tiled roofs have a cement infill on the edges of the roof above the bargeboards. This tiled edge cracks and perishes causing the cement to drop out (potentially on you or your car!) and the edge to become insecure in high winds.

 

Dry Verge look so much better than cement and will hold your tiles in place even in severe weather. Our own specially developed Dry Verge installation system provides additional fixings for ultimate protection and ensures a permanent and completely secure edge to your roof.

 

We also install Dry Verge systems suitable for slated and small-tile roofs .

 

Before fitting Dry Verge we always remove all the existing perished cement from the tiled edge as this only serves to retain moisture causing the tile battens to deteriorate. This has the added bonus of improving ventilation to help preserve the tile battens. We trim the tiles to give the precise overhang specified by the Dry Verge unit manufacturer. We then check the condition of the existing tile battens and roofing felt and repair as necessary. Next we install an additional longitudinal tanalised timber batten for extra strength and security. Finally after all this thorough preparation we securely fix the Dry Verge units into place.

 

In addition we can maintain your RIDGE TILES in 3 ways:

 

​By the traditional method of removal, cleaning, re-bedding and repointing your existing clay ridge tiles. However this will always require periodic renewal as in time the weather will loosen the ridge tiles requiring the process to be repeated every few years By the more secure method of a roll-out dry ridge system which retains your existing clay tiles secures them to the ridge beam of your roof with proprietary fixings and clamping plates.

 

By the permanent method of completely removing your existing clay ridge tiles and replacing them with Smartridge uPVC ridge tiles screwed directly into the ridge beam of your roof. Not only does this eliminate the need for any further maintenance it also improves the ventilation in your loft space reducing the risk of condensation. Smartridge is suitable for hipped roofs as well as the main ridge at the apex.

 

All our installations are undertaken by our experienced teams of professional qualified joiners to ensure the highest quality standards on every job.

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