What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips.

How can we seal or join ridge tiles to hips?

 

So, we have a few customers ask us what do you do when you have a hip meet the ridge tile? How would you seal it? 

Unfortunately, at the moment we don’t manufacturer a specific product for this so with thanks to some of our customers we can show you some examples of how they have sealed the join. 

One customer created a quick video for us showing how he cut the ridge tiles so they all joined and met at the middle point then sealed it using our Flexim Roof Putty. 

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

Another customer joined the ridge tiles to the hips using our Led alternative Ubiflex.  

 

Below are a few examples of our recent customer conservatories where they have a ridge tile meeting the hips. They have used both the Flexim Roof Putty and the Ubiflex. 

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

 

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

 

Once the Ridge tiles and the Hips meet and are sealed with either our Flexim Roof Putty or our Ubiflex you can then use our repair Touch up kits which includes 1 x tin of Lacquer and 1 x bottle of granules to go over the top to blend it in with the colour of the tiles you have chosen. Or if you choose to use our Flexim roof putty you can order a bottle of granules as well and mix this into the Flexim so when you put it on the join the granules are already mixed in to complete the aesthetic finish.

 

The below image shows how the customer has used our Flexim Roof Putty and then sprinkled the Brown granules over the top to blend it in with the tiles. 

 

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

What to do when LightWeight Ridge Tiles meets the hips

 

 

 

 

I had been looking for a few years for a new roof for my conservatory as it was too hot in summer and too cold in winter to use. I had had quotes over £11,000 for a new complete roof, removing the glass, which I thought was pointless. The glass acts as insulation and would be a huge waste of money because it would of been just thrown in the bin.

Being a Mechanical Engineer, I worked out that if I could find something lightweight and looked like the roof fitted to my house, it would be a great idea for the new roof. The weight loading for the conservatory was worked out to withstand the extra load of a few feet of snow, turned to ice, so I knew the extra weight of a lightweight roofing system would be fine.

I found Light Weight Tiles, http://www.lightweighttiles.co.uk/ by chance, on searching the net. When I saw that the tiles weighed in at 6 kg per square metre, I knew they were not a problem for my conservatory and with the choice of different finishes, I was able (having purchased the sample pack) to choose a tiles that matched my house roof.

I could of fitted the tiles myself but felt it was a better idea to use one of their recommended fitters.

After striking a great deal with the fitters, they came and did the job. It only took 6 hours to do my 28 square metre conservatory and it looked fantastic. I did have the inside done at the same time with simple white panelled pvc covering, which helped with deflect ting the light and finished the job off perfect.

I am so pleased with the finished roof and it has made our conservatory useable all year round.

I would highly recommend Light Weight Tiles to anyone wanting a simple, cheap and beautiful way to turn their conservatory into a useable room.

And the added bonus is, the tiles are made from recycled materials.

- P Fryer , Weston Super Mare

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