Dry Verge

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. Traditionally this detail includes a layer of plain tiles, slates or fibre cement board to assist in the weatherproofing. For many tiles, special 'cloaked verge' tiles are available which neatly close the gap at the verge.

Alternatively plastic dry verge systems are available which suit most tiles. These are available in single units, ie one piece per tile course, or in continuous lengths. 

Dry 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.

The fact that once the dry ridge or verge system has been installed you don’t need to return to it or worry about is a fantastic boon for any home owner.

Having a reliable and maintenance free solution is always going to be of benefit but when it applies to your roof, you get considerable peace of mind and no inconvenience.

A major benefit of installing the dry verge or dry ridge solution is that it can be installed very easily and in next to no time. We pay the utmost respect to your property and home. However, we know that having professionals on your property can represent an inconvenience for many people.

Due to the easy installation of this style of roofing, we will be able to install it effectively and efficiently and be away before you know it.

Ridge or verge systems combine fashion with functionality, which means that you get the best of both worlds.

Whether you want to maintain the value of your property for a potential sale or you are keen to have a home you are proud of, the aesthetic beauty of your property is conserved with this style of roofing.

Dry Ridge

Dry Ridge Systems are designed to secure the ridge tiles which are located at the apex of a roof.


When using dry ridge systems the mortar joints between ridge tiles are replaced by plastic inserts, known as unions, that create the visual appearance of a mortar joint but have a hidden weather proofing system that carries away the water.


The next significant component of a dry ridge system sits between the ridges and the tiles of the roof slope.