Cement Ridge & Dry Ridge Tile Repair in Daventry & Rugby

Cement Ridge & Dry Ridge Tiles

Ridge tiles are semi-circular tiles that run along the line between two roof planes, the ridge and hip of your roof.
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When Ridge Tiles break or become loose, water can seep into the materials below. Replacing broken Ridge Tiles should be done as soon as possible to prevent further issues.

Naturally, older roofs are more inclined to require repairs to ridge tiles, mainly when the mortar used to fix them has become weak. However, ridge tiles are susceptible to storm damage; therefore, even relatively new properties can require an expert roofing contractor to restore the integrity of your roof.

Cement Ridge Tiles

This is a traditional roofing method where ridge tiles are fixed in place using a mortar mix. Cement mortar is applied along the roof's apex, securing the ridge tiles and creating a weatherproof seal. This method has been widely used for its simplicity and cost-effectiveness. However, over time, the mortar can degrade, requiring periodic maintenance to prevent water ingress and maintain structural integrity.

Dry Ridge Tiles

A dry ridge tile system is a roofing installation method that uses mechanical fixings rather than mortar to secure ridge tiles along the roof's apex. It involves the use of ridge tiles, ridge brackets, and screws, providing a secure and weather-resistant ridge capping. This system allows for better ventilation, reduces the risk of water ingress, and minimizes maintenance needs by eliminating the reliance on traditional mortar, which can deteriorate over time.

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Examples of our work

Old ridge tiles have failed, requiring mortar to fix new.

Modern 'dry ridge' fixing with screws and clamps, providing a more secure fixing.

Replacement 'dry ridge' hip tiles on matching clay roof.

How we can help

Barby Roofing are expert in the repair and replacement of ridge tiles. We offer free estimates and helpful advice to ensure your roof will protect your property for many years.

For patch repairs, we will usually recommend fitting tiles 'like for like'. If your ridge tiles were fixed using sand and cement, then we would repair them using this method. However, today, there is a better way to repair an entire ridge: the Dry Ridge System.

The Dry Ridge System

This system removes the need for sand and cement; instead, it uses screws and clamps, which provides a more secure fixing. This system makes it far easier to remove the Ridge Tiles should there be a problem with a roof tile located nearby.

Our roofing experts are also skilled in the repair or replacement of tiles, roofing felt, battens, leadwork and roof valleys.

If you are seeking an expert opinion or looking for quotes to address issues with your Ridge Tiles, contact Barby Roofing today!

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Cement Ridge & Dry Ridge Tiles

Cement Ridge & Dry Ridge Tiles


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Mick Spittle

Barby Roofing responded very promptly to a problem on my daughters bungalow roof. Everything sorted and a tidy job done in less than 24 hours. Would certainly recommend!

Peter Barrow

I have no hesitation in recommending Barby Roofing. They answered the phone, they came when they said they would and they did a thorough and professional job. The quality of their work was first class - they did some very neat leadwork on my chimney, for example, and fixed some tricky tiles back in place around a Velux window. Pleasant to deal with and good value too.

Joyce Higgs

I was very impressed by the professional way Barby Roofing carried out repairs to my roof this week.  The two young men were well organised and left my premises very tidy.  I will definitely be recommending the company in the future. Thank you.

Jane Gregg

Our 110 year old roof sprang a leak!!!.  A friend recommended Barby roofers to us and we were so lucky she did becauseTobias and his team were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Polite, hard working and we cannot thank them enough for making us water tight. I would recommend them without reservation.

Paulina Ari

Excellent service provided. Quality workmanship at a great price, would recommend to anyone.

Chloe Richards

Excellent business! Tobias was great and really reliable, will always use! Thank you! :)

Kara Tomlinson

They were prompt, and did the work required to make my roof water right again even tho they had to go back out for other tiles. They even got me spare incase we have a problem again. They also cleared a small blockage in the guttering.

Happy with their prompt and service. No messing about and got the job done!! Exactly what you want and need!!

Fiona Jayne

Did a great job of repairing my roof.  Prompt response, quick to reply to messages very professional and sensibly priced.  Would definitely recommend and use again.

Marion Rogers

After having 2 cowboys out to fix my leaking gutter, I contacted this company. just a shame I didnt come across them first. Very honest, reliable and managed to do the job that the other two failed on. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend.

Nicky Turner

Thank you, Lads. Great same day service, found the problem swiftly & now water tight again.

Throughly recommend them for your roofing needs


Tony Warren

Excellent. Worked well very tidy, great repair. Impressed next door neighbour, they have now worked on his roof and another neighbour has booked them. Very polite young men. Brilliant.

Paul Szrok

Barby Roofing carried out repairs to my chimney, valleys and ridge tiles. They did an excellent job and did some extra pointing work which was not on the quote! I was very pleased with the photos they showed me.

Leanne Richards

Barby Roofing are a brilliant, reliable and very hard-working company. Tobias and Kenny are very polite, detailed and accurate workers! Some beautiful work has been completed on my roof and I could not fault the work they have completed. Would definitely recommend!