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roofing advice needed
May 6th, 2024, 11:16am
 
Hello,
I am posting here about some work needed to my roof. I was given three options by a roofer and I’m not sure which one to choose.
The problem is that a lot of my ridge tiles are loose. They are not broken though, except the central vent tile which is cracked. I have discussed with a local roofer who has good customer reviews, and he has given me three options: install a dry ridge system for £1,800, re-bed the ridge tiles for £1,500 or re-point them for £650 (these prices are inclusive of the replacement of the vent tile and of replacing a couple of other broken tiles on the side of my roof).
Are there experts on here who can advise me? Which of these options would be the most suitable in my circumstances? I attach a few photos, so you can see what the condition of my roof is like. This roof is old but in fairly good condition, and there doesn’t appear to be any leak inside the loft: I looked in there during a downpour and I couldn’t see any water leaking.
So, what is your advice?
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Re: roofing advice needed
Reply #1 - May 7th, 2024, 8:01am
 
I wouldn’t just repoint. If the tiles are loose it would be a temporary fix at best, especially as global warming is making our weather more dramatic! If you can afford it I would go for the dry ridge system. This should give you many years of trouble free service no matter what the weather throws at it.
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Re: roofing advice needed
Reply #2 - Jul 9th, 2024, 5:03pm
 
woodsmith wrote on May 7th, 2024, 8:01am:
I wouldn’t just repoint. If the tiles are loose it would be a temporary fix at best, especially as global warming is making our weather more dramatic! If you can afford it I would go for the dry ridge system. This should give you many years of trouble free service no matter what the weather throws at it.


Thanks for the reply! I never received an email motification about it, so I hadn’t realized that someone had replied to my post.
Anyway, I have had the job done now and I went fon the rebedding option. I realized that a dry ridge system would probably last longer but, as my solar panels will need to be taken down in about twenty years’ time, I thought that I might want to replace the whole roof at the same time and that would be a better time to get a dry ridge system installed. I didn’t want to get a dry ridge system fitted now if it was going to have to come down a couple of decades down the line.
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