Damaged Ridge Tiles
The dry ridge system simply involves fixing ridge and hip tiles to a roof without sand or cement mortar, but instead with screws and clamps, which fix each ridge tile to the roof, with waterproof unions beneath the screws to divert water away from the join.
Dry Ridge System have become popular in recent years as an alternative method of fixing ridge and hip tiles to the roof, because the more traditional sand and cement method has a number of issues. Using mortar to fix roof ridge tiles is not only time consuming, but the mortar often cracks and falls out over time, partly due to temperature fluctuations and weather conditions. This leads to an unstable roof ridge that is exposed to the elements. Additionally, mortar-fixed ridge tiles require regular maintenance to prevent them from disconnecting and falling off.
Before - Old cement verge
Why use the Dry Verge System
Dry verges are used to prevent water damage and to stop pest such as birds from damaging the roofline. The dry verge system will last for many years with little or no maintainace, wet verges were used in the past and the render would crack or was away over time leaving the wet verge ineffective and unsightly.
Designed to neaten up the edges of tiled roofs and block any gaps that could allow infestation of the roof space, dry verge is the perfect finishing touch to any roof.
It is weatherproof, requires no maintenance and is the ideal way to tidy up your roof and cover any unsightly gaps.
A Roof Without Eave Protectors, Will Lead To Wood Rot.
The Eaves Guard, commonly referred to as the 'Felt Support Tray', is designed to provide a long term solution associated with eaves decay under the roof. As roofing felt perishes over a period of time, it is at its most vulnerable at the eaves level, where it can sag and allow water to collect (ponding), causing the felt to tot, rupture and allow water to access the roofing void, which may cause damage to the rafter timbers and roof structures. The felt support tray is the most cost-effective, robust and simple way to provide a complete felt support system that will not deteriorate, giving additional protection to the fascia detail of all roof types, suitable for use with a all slates and roof tiles.
An eaves protector is used to bridge the gap between your gutter and roofing membrane on pitched roofs. This reduces the risk of ponding and the formation of damp or rot.
The Underlay Support tray is a simple and effective way of guarding the roofing underlay against exposure at the eaves. The rigid support tray prevents ponding behind the back of the fascia board, and stops the underlay sagging between rafters. The Underlay Support Tray is highly recommended when replacing existing fascia boards
Old damaged chimney before maintenance work
Chimney after maintenance work
Damage roof skews before maintenance work
Roof skews after maintenance work
The roof and guttering must be kept in a good condition to enable a property to remain waterproof. Loose mortar, broken or cracked tiles or ridge tiles can lead to expensive repair work to the underlying timbers, which will deteriorate rapidly in damp conditions. Ineffective covering can lead to unnecessary work. You may find ceiling stains are noticed in a room after rainfall, this indicates that water is leaking into the roof space.
Check for water staining on the ceiling as this indicates dampness is getting through. Felt covering can deteriorate with age and become porous. This can result in the surface becoming uneven, buckling or cracking in areas. On a particularly wet day check for drips or water seeping through the surface. It is useful to inspect the ceiling after a long period of rain as the source of the stain is not always directly overhead. Water can penetrate the roof surface and travel between the roof and ceiling level, before finding its way though the ceiling.
Chimney stacks can be a potential problem, re-pointing mortar joints on the stack or replacing worn flashing can prevent further dampness penetrating. MCL ROOFING in Perth
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The condition of a property’s valleys is a very important factor. The purpose of valleys is to efficiently channel rain water from the roof towards the gutter system. Rainfall can be very damaging to the fabric of the house. If the valleys are leaking or damaged, always repair damage as soon as possible
Gutter systems are designed to channel rain water from the roof towards the downpipes. The system prevents the house walls from becoming wet and saturated, causing problems with dampness