The top of any pitched roof is usually sealed with ridge tiles. Whether you have a tiled or slate roof, ridge tiles site astride the roof apex to overlap the roof covering on either side. There are two common profiles for ridge tiles; angular or half round. Modern roofs often incorporate vents in ridge tiles, approximately every fifth tile along the length of the ridge. If a roof design features different ridge meetings, the ridge tiles are cut to create a uniform gap to allow a neat cement joint. Unfortunately, over time ridge tiles can become loose, particularly where mortar breaks down.
While roof tiles are designed to last for decades, ridge tiles are particularly vulnerable to damage. Adverse weather can affect ridge tiles, and this risk is amplified when the roof is weathered and old.
There are a number of signs that your ridge tiles may be damaged or the ridge tile mortar has started to break down. These include damp spots inside your home, mould on exterior walls, ceiling stains. In winter, you may even notice frozen nails or other fixings at the top of your attic.
If you need to replace your ridge tiles, you may need to consider whether you want to stick to a conventional installation or a dry ridge system. If your ridge tiles have suffered from a great deal of mortar damage, a dry ridge system may be preferable. Recent building regulations state that mortar should not be used as the sole means of ridge tile fixing, with mortar only applications restricted to specific repair jobs and on heritage properties.
Even before the new standards were established, the roofing trade had embraced the use of dry ridge systems. Dry ridge systems are easier to install and have lower maintenance requirements. Dry ridge systems feature mechanically fixed ridge tiles without the use of mortar. Although dry ridge systems tend to have a higher initial installation outlay, there is less maintenance required, making them a less bothersome option in the years to come.
Dry ridge systems have not been widely embraced throughout the industry, as some professionals believe the plastics may become brittle after prolonged exposure to severe weather conditions including excessive sunshine and sub zero temperatures. However, high quality dry ridge systems only use materials that have been tested for an assurance of fully UV resistance.
Ridge tiles are a crucial component of any roof. Since the ridge is the highest point of the roof, it suffers the most significant exposure to weather conditions including high winds, ice, snow, rain, and even hot sunshine. Therefore, you need to ensure that your ridge tiles are in good condition; offering a watertight seal for your roof to protect your home from damage.
If you have concerns about the state of your ridge tiles, you can rely on us. Our recommended expert roofing professionals can assist you with all aspects of ridge tile fixing and repair. The team would be happy to assess your roof and guide you through the most appropriate repair options.
From the first phone call to the follow up calls after the work was completed such a professional team . I can happily recommend to any one looking to have work done.
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Quite pleasant to deal with, very clean and tidy, pleased with the work and price. I have already recommended to friends.
I had RFR in to re set my ridge tiles. Couldn’t have been more happier with the outcome!
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The work has been carried out to professional standard, the guys were really friendly and carried out the work quickly with no issues. Great job!! Would definitely use again.
Shaun and sons team did a great job on our roof repairs and did exactly what was required. Very polite and a professional service. Very pleased
Speedy response, very honest advice. Excellent service and a really nice person to deal with, thank you for your time.
H10 provided a written quote promptly, their team and scaffloders were polite, prompt, tidy and took the time to explain and show what they were doing. All in all a hassle free and recommended service.
Mr S Fagan
Paul fixed storm damage to my roof. He gave a prompt quote and despite being very busy he repaired the roof in excellent time whilst keeping in contact. Paul was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend his services.
Shaun and his colleagues were very professional and fixed our dangerously leaky garage roof (a complete replacement) in excellent time. We were sent images of their progress and they kept in contact at every stage. We would absolutely recommend them based on our experience. Thanks again, Shaun and Sons!
Mr. and Mrs. Pocklington
Mr short kindly visited during the weekend as a weekday was not convenient for me, offered really good advice and check on an existing flat room that had a leak. Identified problem very quickly that a previous builder had failed to see on numerous visits. Very pleased with the outcome and hopefully no future leaks.
Paul recently fitted a Velux roof light and undertook adjacent roof repairs. Hi attitude and expertise were great and would thoroughly recommend him for similar work. His pricing was fair and reasonable and was fully committed to making my installation waterproof before he left for the day-even though it was dark and raining!
Found leytons details on my trusted expert when we had an unexpected roof leak. From the first time I spoke with him I felt re-assured that not only did he seem very experienced but also was working on my side. Explained all the issues that arose and gave me options. Very pleased to use him and will be going back to him to sort out the back roof soon! Thanks again.
Great service. Paul and his team came the day he said and completely removed and reset all the ridge using a dry fixing system so no more repointing. All this and a couple of other fixes done in a day and as quoted. Great bunch of lads, couldn't be happier.
Excellant service, very helpful with out leaking flat roof .professional job done ,fair price.Would highly recomend him.
The previous roofer i had supposedly fixed the job, but appeared he did not, kept promising to come back, but didn't, left water pouring through my bedroom roof . I contacted Paul returned my call swiftly, came out the following day as i could not make same day. Paul assessed roof and advised what needed to be done to fix the roof. Roof has been fixed 3 days now and we have had lots of heavy rain and i cannot see a drop. I am exceptionally please and will highly reccomend Paul, he is polite and he certainly knows his job. Many Thanks Paul !
Perfect service and quality job no mess and quick service excellent.
Paul looked at the work that needed doing the same day. Provided a quote the following day and completed within 3 days.Excellent job of lifting and rebedding the ridge tiles to our bungalow. Explained exactly the work to be carried out. A very trustworthy contractor ,clean and tidy. Would recommend without hesitation.