What type of ridge tile is suitable for my roof?

Installing the right type of ridge tile will provide a neat, attractive and waterproof finish to your roof.

Ridge tiles add the finishing touch to your roof. Not only do they neatly finish your roof’s aesthetics, they also help to seal any gaps at the points where your tiles join to make your roof more waterproof and protect it from the elements.

If you need to fit new ridge tiles to your roof, or carry out repairs to your roof’s ridge tiles, then the first thing you’ll need to figure out is the kind of ridge tile you require.

Ridge tiles come in all different shapes and sizes. The type of ridge tile you require will depend on a variety of factors including:

  • The era your property is from and its aesthetics.
  • The shape of your roof.
  • The material your roof tiles are made from.
  • Your budget.
  • Your preference.

Common types of ridge tile

Half-round – Commonly used with clay or cement tiles and profiled interlocking tiles. This is the most common type of ridge tile and can be used on either the ridge or the hip of the roof.

Angular – Usually used with slate tiles and flat interlocking tiles, the angular ridge tile can also be used on both the ridge and hip of the roof.

Hog’s back – A cross between a half-round and an angular ridge tile, the hog’s back ridge tile is more commonly found on the roofs of older properties featuring clay tiles.

Capped – Capped ridge tiles interlock together to make your roof more weatherproof.

Heritage – These ridge tiles replicate the appearance of existing tiles and the overall aesthetics of very old and heritage buildings.

Vented – Used to help improve airflow for better ventilation in the roof void.

Find out more about the reclaimed ridge tiles we currently have in stock here at All Slates by giving our team a call on 01829 262 600.

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