After having a new roof installed, a homeowner would like to think that the roof is going to protect the home from the elements. All too often in the past a brand new roof would fail the very next year and the homeowner was in the same position as he or she was in before having that new roof installed. There is a reason why this was happening and in order to understand why it is important to think in terms of how a roof is attached.
According to myredlandroof, most tiles on the edges, referred to as verge tiles, are not properly secured. The method which had traditionally been used to secure those tiles was mortar but that was prone to drying and cracking which allowed for tiles to be easily lifted and/or carried away by winds. Of course we all know that a roof needs to be secure in order to keep moisture out, so that when the fixing is not keeping the tiles in place it cannot keep moisture out either.
In 2010 it was discovered that a huge percentage of consumers making complaints against Buildmark warranties was because of this problem explained above. As a result, the National House Building Council is now recommending that roofers use what is called a ‘dry fix system’ on all new homes to avoid this problem. The new roof cost is not affected in any way but the protection a dry fix offers is invaluable.
The point is, the reason for installing a roof on your home is to keep moisture out and unless the areas where it is most likely to enter are secured, that cannot be accomplished. By securing those verge tiles with mechanical fixings such as screws and nails, a roofer is much better able to keep those important tiles in place in order to protect the structural integrity of your roof. Because of this, Redland roofing systems will always use the dry-fix method.