Whats the best system for a verge?

October 14, 2018

Whats the best system for a verge?


Being in the 21st century there are loads of different products rammed in the faces of contractors and home owners with a lot of noise saying this is the best . 


Here explained by s s roofing specialists Roofers Devon take you through their personal experience on what they think of which product.

Tyson Stephen Shelley is going to start with a photo provided by himself and the individual dry verge system, the system below is one of the common new system in Devon, being a traditional company we like for things to look a certain way.  the system is all down to the customers request and what they like. 


This system is said to work with all tiles as its a universal kit each one is individual a left hand side and a right hand side. along with a eve and ridge kit per each end of the gable. 

Its always recommended to have the fry verge over sailing the walls as the water outlet upon this system is again inside edge. 

the individual dry verge units will cause staining on any surface it is place against "not ideal" but they have worked on the design to try stop this issue. 

our roofers in Devon are not a great fan of the style and performance as they do fade quickly.

And our Roofers in North devon have seen a lot of failing dry verges with this system as the wind can easily flick out the bottom in storm conditions "not ideal for coastal locations" As our Roofers north devon have commented 


Then there is the continues dry verge units:




This particular system was installed by our roofers in tiverton  with a great review of the product and we have to admit its worth paying that little extra for this system. 

It was also inspected in weather conditions of 50plus mph winds driving straight at it which gave our

Roofers devon the perfect opportunity to inspect the design and strength fully.


This particular product was selected as it is top of the range in this system and what a difference it makes.

in the 50 + mph wind and rain 

NO movement

NO driving rain forced past the water lines in any spots 

Water that went past the tile run straight to the bottom and into the guttering as per design 


Excellent product  rated by: 

s s roofing specialists - Roofers devon - Roofers north devon - Roofers in exeter - Heritage roofing devon -

Lead roofing devon specialists. 


Then the traditional method of bedded verge below in this short video of stage 1 of the process showing how it is carried out by our Roofers in devon - Roofers in Exeter 






This system is where it all started in regards to verge's the verge used to be mortar bedded on the a line of plain tiles run from top to bottom then the top tiles bedded to that giving a mortar bedded verge.


Then verge clips where introduced "great invention" this helped with storm conditions to keep your roof on! if a product can help with this we are all ears. and the clips used in this clip are high tension clips meaning if the roof was to blow off it will have to take the batten its attached to with it. and for that to happen we are looking into hurricane weather.

Our Roofers in Exeter and Heritage roofing specialists are often on courses of the latest products


The only problem with a mortar verge is. they are known for cracking over time, this is because over the years the water proofer installed will wear off and then making the mortar a sponge that has to keep drying and soaking water up.


In winter months and the freezing period once water enters the mortar verge is will expand once frozen causing cracking. Our Roofers in north devon investigate a high number of failing verges ranging from mortar to plastic 


Tile cloaked verge is by far the best system for both performance in our personal opinion  and appearance. they can match nearly every tile on the market. if unsure contact the suppliers. or contact us for product information. 




Any information required please don't hesitate to contact us on any of the links below. 


Roofers devon

Roofers in devon

Roofers north devon

Roofers tiverton

Roofers in tiverton

Lead roofing

Heritage roofing specialists 











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