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

 

 

 

 

We wanted a covered patio area and discovered the website. The tiles are light and were put up in just a few hours compared with a couple of days for concrete tiles. The infrastructure is a lot lighter and the whole project was completed far quicker than if we had used conventional tiles.

Result, very noticeable reduction in solar heating on sunny days, retains heat better when heated on cool days, and is much quieter, rain and road noise greatly reduced. Had a bit of a struggle with the Ubiflex, found it to be ‘floppier’ than traditional lead, more difficult to feed a long length into slot cut in mortar. Once in place, Ubiflex sealants worked well, and it was easy to mould the flashing to fit the tiles.

- Richard Pitman , Worcester

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