Monthly Archives: December 2023

Dry Verge Repair

Dry verge refers to a roofing system used in the construction industry to finish the edges of a roof where it meets a gable (the triangular part of a wall between the edges of intersecting roof pitches). The purpose of dry verge systems is to provide a weatherproof and maintenance-free solution to protect the edges of the roof and prevent water, wind, and pests from entering.

Traditional verge systems often use mortar to fix the tiles or slates at the roof edge, but this can degrade over time and require maintenance. Dry verge systems eliminate the need for mortar and provide a more durable and long-lasting solution.

Unfortunately, these one piece verges can act like a sail when the faced with strong winds. This verge was affected by the recent winds. The wind catches the verge capping and pulls it out of the roof area.

It is a simple fix though – we just popped a scaffold tower up and refixed the verge.

New Build, New Verge

Quite a simple job this one.

We work for a large Social Housing provider who have adopted new properties for their tenants. However, within a short time of the property being adopted the verges started moving and loosing cement. We advised to replace the wet verges with a dry verge system and the problem was resolved.