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Retro-fitting dry verge on slate roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by WabbitPoo, 4 Jan 2021.

  1. WabbitPoo

    WabbitPoo

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    My slate roof is bedded onto mortar as shown. Its failed in many places, though this bit is not bad (yet)
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    I was thinking of some sort of retro-fitted dry verge as an alternative, as it could be a DIY job from a ladder (?) rather than scaffold (tower) for removing and replacing mortar. With no barge boards (its rendered, as you can see) I have no easy way of fixing, which seems to make life harder.

    A. Are there reliable systems for doing what I want?

    B. Is it a DIY job or really a skilled job best left to a roofer?

    C. Would it be able to withstand the wind (we live by the sea)?

    D. Is re-doing the mortar the best way at the end of the day?
     
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    Plastic and slate roofs don't go together in my opinion so D.
     
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  4. WabbitPoo

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    Decided after all to get quotes for re-roof the whole lot. Kills several birds with one stone: quite a few dodgy-looking ridges; no roof felt at the moment; no capping on cavities so wind coming out of every plug socket and floorboard; easier access to tight loft areas so I can add a load of insulation; access to chimney stacks so I can paint the render.

    I have no clue what it might cost, though!
     
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    Be prepared for thousands
     
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    lol I am. though whether its 5K or 25K I have no real feel. I won't tell the roofers that!
     
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