I have a dry verge on the gable end of my (4 bed detached) house. It was fitted by a professional, but has never seemed right - it is loose and moves in the wind (the builder who did it went into liquidation a few years ago). At one end, above a gutter, we have had a birds nest (starlings) for several years (they are not in the loft space, just between the walls I think). Despite a number of refixings at this end the birds keep getting in. The gable end looks a mess, sometimes the birds keep my children awake, and I'm concerned about unseen damage the birds might be doing (might there be a damp patch in this corner in due course). I now want the whole of the dry verge removing, refixing properly and any gaps sealed by a professional so the birds can't get back. I've been quoted £520 + VAT, which includes the hire of a hydraulic platform. My wife would rather leave it alone, because of the cost and because she doesn't trust any builder to repair it correctly. Could anyone advise me if the cost I have been quoted is reasonable, and, if we do decide to leave the gable end as it is, are we likely to suffer any long term damage (either from birds or from rain getting in where the verge is loose)?