Mortar has been used in roofing for hundreds of years. Its principle use is as a means of fixing and weather tightness at junctions such as ridges and verges.
Whilst mortar certainly does the job, there are a number of disadvantages it is worth being aware of. First, mortar has a limited lifespan and requires regular maintenance because it will deteriorate in time through natural weathering.
Secondly mortar is susceptible to cracking because of the natural movement within the building structure, particularly where the roof passes over solid masonry walls. Once this happens, the ridges, hips or verges can become dislodged by high winds, and will be susceptible to water ingress.
The advantages of having Dry Verge Caps installed are:
- Maintenance Free Gable end
- Never having to repoint again
- Prevents entry of birds and large insects
- Attractive & neat appearance
- Nice range of colours to suit your home
- Great Value for money