Providing a quick, simple and effective way to successfully secure ridge tiles and hip tiles without the need for mortar, our high-quality dry ridge and dry roof systems are an essential component of any roof installation project and are a virtually maintenance-free option. Discover even more pitched roof accessories here at Roofstores.
What is a dry roof or dry hip system? A dry roof system is a way of fixing ridge and hip tiles to a roof, using screws and clamps. Though there are a few methods of fixing ridge and hip tiles, a dry system eliminates the need for using mortar for a neater job.
Benefits of dry roof systems There are multiple benefits to a dry roof system, but by far the biggest benefit is how easily the systems are fitted and maintained.
Relatively quick and simple to install
Easy to maintain
How does a dry roof system work? Dry roof systems work by creating a waterproof union and diverting water away from the joint. You fix ridge and hip tiles to the roof without having to use wet materials like cement or mortar, and instead use screws and clamps to fix the tiles securely to the roof.
Is a dry roof system better than mortar? Yes, using a dry roof system or dry hip system is better than mortar. Not only is it less time-consuming, but it is more durable too. Mortar will crack over time and bits fall out, which will lead to an unstable and unprotected roof ridge. British standards now also suggest that traditional mortar methods of fixing tiles onto roofs should only be used when it is absolutely necessary.
How long does a dry roof system last? Dry roofing systems can last for around 50 years, with little to no maintenance. Some roof systems will need to be periodically repointed, but a dry system shouldn’t need such repairs, making it one of the most cost effective roofing systems.
Dry roof system products Here at Roofstores, we have developed a comprehensive range of dry roof systems by forging strong relationships with the industry’s leading suppliers such as Klober, Sandoft and Marley.