For some time now, mortar has been used to fix ridges, verges and valleys in roofs, but this older method of roofing has become dated and unreliable. Dry fix roofing is now coming into its own, due to its improved durability, ease of installation and versatility. Dry fix products are generally manufactured using non-corrosive metals such as PVC, steel or aluminium, and are clamped or screwed in place rather than attached using a mortar adhesive. The following are some of the benefits of using a dry fixing system for your roof compared to using a traditional mortar system.
Mechanically fixing tiles is a quicker and far easier method of installation than using mortar. Manually applying mortar to your roof can take up valuable time and energy that could be better used elsewhere.
Mortar is prone to crumbling and cracking over time and has to be maintained regularly due to condensation build up and other forms of weather damage. Dry fix roofing, on the other hand, does not require maintenance at all, saving you both time and money.
Will not lift easily
Over the years, mortar can become loose and the fixings can break apart, particularly under the force created by strong winds. Dry fixed roofing, when installed correctly, is screwed or clamped in place in a uniform manner and is extremely unlikely to lift, even in the most intense gale.
Leaves some room for movement
Roofs can move for various reasons, either through contracting or expanding due to outdoor temperatures or simply through vibrations caused by passing traffic or other transport systems. Dry fix systems accommodate for this because they leave a small gap between the tiles to allow for natural changes in position. Mortar, on the other hand, leaves little room for movement, and when this inevitably happens, it can cause irreversible damage to the attachments.
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