Ridge caps on a tiled roof
Ridge caps are the V shaped tiles that are at the top and along the sloping sides of your roof. The ridge caps on your roof are the most important factor in keeping the weather out, and securing the tiles where they meet on adjacent roof panels. The ridge capping is secured by 'bedding' a sand and cement based mortar. Flexible pointing is then used to colour match to your roof and enables the roof tiles to flex in harmony with roof movements without cracking or
breaking away the mortar.
Master Roofing using Shieldcoat Roof Bond flexible pointing mortar, it features:
- excellent adhesion
- a wide choice of colours to match your roof
- environmentally friendly ingredients
- a 10 year product warranty
Yesterday we inspected a roof which had loose ridge capping mortar and in some areas it was non existent. You can see in the photos below the poor condition of it and as a result the issues it causes - the roof is not structural and there is water gaining entry into the roof cavity. The owners of the home noticed that they had several water stains on their ceiling and called us to do a free roof inspection to give them an idea of the cause.
For this roof to be watertight and back to a structural state, we recommended to change all 30 broken roof tiles and rebed and repoint all ridge caps. If you are wondering about the cost of roof repairs like this, it all depends on the size of your roof and how many ridge caps it has. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs.