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How to finish ridge of mono roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by lavinpj1, 25 Jan 2021.

  1. lavinpj1

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    Hi folks,

    What is the best way to finish the ridge of a mono tiled roof? Tiles are flat interlocking concrete.

    I see mono ridge tiles exist but I can’t for the life of me find anyone who sells them in a real shop. None of the big DIY chains or builders merchants seem to sell them.

    Photo attached of the roof in question. The ridge I refer to here, for the avoidance of doubt, is on the left of the photo.

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    Roofing superstore, order online.
     
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    Good luck with specialist roofing materials ATM mate it's hard enough getting concrete tiles lately.
    Cant you angle a ridge to give you correct cover on the tile and work a support on the back maybe a temporary batten holding the back up
     
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    Have you found any in stock? All the ones I’ve seen have 6 month delivery estimates
     
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    You mean standard ridge tiles? Aside from the aesthetics of it, I figured I could just mortar the gap between tiles and wall or maybe use dry ridge if I was going to do something non standard. Do you see anything wrong with either of those options?
     
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    Lead. Steel roof capping. Brick parapet.
     
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    You will still need a tile acting as a last point of cover it's a fiddly one making do with normal ridges but it can be done I've found.
    If you've not worried about aesthetics what about a lead ridge flashing with appropriate support
     
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    I considered Lead but I can’t find anyone selling wooden roll batten either which I figured would give it the support it needs.

    The tiles overlap at their sides (https://redland.co.uk/settings/resources/files/documents/ministonewold_product-datasheet.pdf) so the headlap is, by design, less than half of the tile. As such, I figured that a cover at the top wasn’t strictly required. Am I talking crap?
     
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    How about a dry ridge kit? The ridges can be secured then. Make up the ridge with some timber.

    Just need to ensure there is cover and a drip on the wall side.
     
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    One more course of brick and then you could likely use an angled hip tile .. these will give more cover than a ridge. If you get the right pitch. Reclaim will have a few
     
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