Easy trim dry fix on hip - uneven appearance of ridge tiles.

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Rob broom, 2 Jun 2021.

  1. Rob broom

    Rob broom

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    Hello.

    I have used Easy Trim on my roof hips.

    I have used Marley modern ridge tiles down the hip.

    the roof tiles are redland renown concrete tiles.

    the job looks pretty good. The hip tiles are straight, but not all smooth and flush along their tops.

    this is due to them not sitting nicely on the concrete tiles.

    Some hips sit on the high spots of the tiles, and some finish on the lower profiles of the tiles, therefore, when I screw the plastic fixings down, some hips pull down further, giving an uneven finish.

    what am I doing wrong?

    should I be cutting the hip/ridge tiles shorter so that they always sit on the high spots? Or do I wedge something in underneath so that they always finish flush?

    many help would be appreciated!

    thanks
     
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    Hip trays
     
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  4. Rob broom

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    Perfect!

    that’s what I need!!!

    had completely overlook and missed these!!
    I’ll get shopping right away!

    thanks again!
     
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    I just bought some a few weeks ago, cheapest I could find including delivery was on ebay. They're pretty good, but when I watched one of the manufacturers videos (I think it was Redland) they seemed to use a much more rigid fibreglass one than the plastic ones I used). Personally I find the world of roofing to be one of the most resistant areas to DIY - the products and materials available seem very much for professional use, and assume a fair amount of knowledge and experience.

    This is what they look like in action if you can't quite picture it:

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    IMG_20210513_131855281.jpg

    If you haven't got hip end tiles there's a plastic thing you can buy to fill in the gap as well.
     
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