D G B Contracts

Home Improvement Specialist

Traditional Verges

A verge refers to the junction between the roof and the gable end of the building. A gable refers to the wall that infills between two opposite roof slopes and usually finishes in a triangular shape. The traditional way of finishing the roof at a gable wall is to use mortar.

 

Before and After

If there is damage to the mortar it can cause internal damage to timber through penetration of rain and adverse weather, which gradually, over a period of time, can cause major problems.

To prevent this happening, the method to this problem is to take out all of the old existing mortar and replace with new mortar to prevent further damage.


 

Dry Verge System

Suppliers and installers of the decorative dry verge system if required, to maximise the beauty and protection of your property.

With a choice of colours of grey or brown

Weatherproof

Durable

Waterproof

Aesthetically pleasing


 

 

Traditionally, ridge tiles were held with sand and mortar, this is a more economically way of repairing or replacing tiles.

 

Minor roof repairs in a traditional mortar bed

 

Complete strip of ridge tiles & replaced with breathable felt and re-bedded ridges to stop further leaks

 

Dry Ridge - Hip

There is a subtle difference between the dry ridge above and a dry hip ridge. Hip ridges cover an external junction between two sloping faces of a roof, and these are usually seen on roofs with 3 faces or more, and at least one of those faces is usually a triangular shape.

 

Although roofs can have a combination of both ridges and hip ridges. This type of roof would require a dry hip ridge system or a universal system.

 

Dry Hip systems eliminate the need for mortar and provide a more secure and maintenance free hip detail. The systems follow a similar design to dry ridge systems.

 

The one key difference is when curved or profiled tiles are used, the dry hip system will rely on some form of tray to provide support along the length of the hip line. 

Dry Ridge Systems

We offer a dry ridge fitting and installation if required

Durable

Ventilated thoroughly

Its universal

Its quick

Aesthetically pleasing to the eye