Dry Verge Caps Blown off

Dry verge caps are a really good system!

Dry verge caps they do away with the use of cement mortar on the gable end.

And prevent storm damage when fitted correctly, we do come across dry verge installation problems

most common installation mistakes is the starter kit for dry verge units for the first dry verge to connect with this is fitted to the fascia and stops birds and insects entering the eaves but the main reason is to stop the wind caching the first cap, and damaging it”

Weve been to so many property’s where the dry verge caps have ( blown off )… by the wind and you’re left with Dry verge have blown offbroken cement pointing on the verge where the caps have been screwed through into the ends of rotten tile batons,

This will cause water ingress through the cracked mortar… and possibly missing tiles with the next strong winds”

and then it’s on the phone saying,

Help my “dry verge blown off”

To get the real benefit of the dry verge system

fitting dry verge to an existing roof

They need to be installed properly by removing two or three ridge tiles, take back three courses of tiles into the roof or to the second spar that runs from the ridge to the eaves. pictured 

Rotten tile batons

Replace the roofing felt. with a new breathable felt and re-baton the verge leaving an overhang of 40m forMarley dry verge caps to fasten too,Dry verge caps installation
Dry verge caps

If the tiles overhang more than 40m they will need to be cut,

Re-tile and set ridge tiles on a bed of cement mortar, job done!

they cannot be fastened through the existing cement although a lot of contractors will try to do exactly that”

they just wont last…

We only install MARLEY dry verge or KLOBER  depending on the tile, They both come with a 10 year guarantee!

over 75% of new build houses are now fitted with dry verge caps in england and Wales,

Where as Scotland and southwest Scotland over 90% of roofing is already mechanically fixed.

New build & retrofit, considering the weather patterns lately and storms A…to Z… it’s not difficult to see why” Check out our areas covered page to see if we cover your area and get in touch for any advice needed

“dry verge blown off” Get in touch

08:16 25 Apr 18
Prompt response, arrived to look at job when he said, gave a thorough account of what needed done, we agreed a price. The next fine day he arrived early with another worker and job done before end of day. Prompt, efficient, professional and reliable. My old cast iron guttering now looks like new and doesn't leak....hurray! Thanks James.
james thomas
james thomas
17:48 08 Mar 18
I have used James and his roof firm twice now and have had fantastic service each time. He is very quick to provide advice and all his work is timely and of a great standard . I would happily recommend and will be using him again in future .
Ed Hagerty
Ed Hagerty
19:31 13 Oct 16
We’ve been restoring a house in Cumbria and over the years we’ve had tradespeople from across the spectrum. I can comfortably say that Jim and his team are in the very top of the list in terms of quality, price and service. They did a flat roof for us, some lead work and a variety of other external work, all of the highest quality. If Jim provides the service, you need look nowhere else. We’d trust him with any job, large or small.
arron weaver
arron weaver
15:01 28 Oct 16
Great price, no hidden costs, professional and friendly service, the results were simply stunning. would recommend to anyone. Thank you to all the team. Great work!
Katherine Massey
Katherine Massey
14:11 26 Mar 15
Jim and Chris recently carried out outstanding work to our fibreglass roof on a listed building. We were delighted with the standard of workmanship, service, communication and the 25 year guarantee. The work was carried out in a timely and professional manner and was also reasonable in terms of cost. We were lucky to get some dry weather and guys that really know what they are doing. Thanks Jim, much appreciated! I will recommend you to family, friends and anyone I come across!
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