The ridge is the complete horizontal area where two sloped parts of a roof system meet. Traditionally roof pointing consisted of a mortar mix which bonded the ridge tiles to the roof. However, a survey from the National House Building Council (NHBC) stated that more and more people have concerns about the effectiveness of the old mortar bonded ridge tiles.
One of the main benefits of Flexim Roof Putty is that it flexes to moves with your building. Experienced and accredited roofers, Ploughcroft’s Flexible Ridge Pointing services fully comply with British Roofing Standards.
We use Flexim Roof Putty to secure tiles or tile pieces to the valleys of roofs and fit ridge caps and hip tiles (the hip of a roof is where the edges of two sloping sides of a roof meet at an angle, so the edge that runs up to the roof ridge at the highest point of the roof). We also use the multipurpose material for fixing loose roof tiles, firmly attaching tiles to roof windows, sealing corrugated roofs to ensure they are waterproof and repairing torn lead flashing.
The innovative Roof Putty means that installations and repointing a roof can be done in as little as a third of the time, saving money for property owners. All our roof pointing and flexible ridge pointing follows NHBC and British Roofing Standards. The specialist material we use for repointing roof ridges is also environmentally friendly and ideal for sustainable building construction.
Since its inception in 1984, Flexim Roof Putty has gone from strength to strength and has been used on an impressive 4 million plus homes all over the world and it’s no wonder. Flexim has been independently and vigorously tested, passing elasticity examinations and weathering assessments, that were carried out using many different types of tile and slate, with flying colours.
When it comes to repointing roof ridges, there is no doubt that Flexim roof putty can handle extreme wind speeds and storms. In 2011, Flexim Roof Putty was certified by The British Board of Agrément (BBA) to withstand wind speeds of 110mph. The product has also won Most Innovative Product at the Roofex Show in 2013.