Should ridge tiles be cemented on?
The vast majority of ridge tiles are fixed to the roof by cementing them in (but note that since 2015 building regulations have changed so that now all roof tiles need to be mechanically fixed even if cemented), though there are some “dry” ridge tile systems available.
Are Dry ridge system vented?
Ventilation. Another feature of dry ridge systems is that they can provide a level of ventilation that is otherwise impossible with traditional ridge tiles.
Is a ridge vent better than roof vents?
Continuous ridge vents are more effective because they are installed at the peak of a roof’s ridge, allowing for warm air to escape from the attic. There are many good ridge vents on the market, and the continuous vent, as opposed to the individual roof vent, is the most effective.
Why use a dry ridge system?
Also resistant to wind, the dry ridge system allows for naturally occurring movement within the tiles as they react to weather, temperature and moisture. Under these external conditions, a traditional roofing system typically suffers wear and tear over years of blustery autumns and chilly winters.
Should I put a ridge vent on my roof?
Does my roof need a ridge vent? Yes, If you live in a hot or humid climate a roof ridge vent can lower your cooling bills and lower you attic temperature. A roof ridge vent is the best way to allow damp air to escape your attic, providing proper ventilation.
What kind of roof tile is cockscomb crested ridge?
The Russell Cockscomb Crested Ridge is a feature tile and is available in the Half Round and Universal Angle profiles and is suitable for use on the ridge line. The Cockscomb crested ridge are available in a range of colours please see the list below.
Why do you need a ridge vent on your roof?
When used alongside tile or eave ventilation, a ridge vent will allow a continuous flow of fresh air throughout the roof space. This will help to prevent condensation and moisture build-up. Moisture build-up can cause a number of serious issues.
Can a tile roof have an attic vent?
While a tile roof is fundamently air permeamable, proper and functional attic ventilation is key in removing heat, which can increase your energy bills. Eagle Roofing Products has partnered with O’Hagin, Inc. to provide our customers with top quality, state-of-the art attic ventilation solutions that perfectly complement our concrete tile roofs.