Dry ridging provides an important advancement in roofing. Dry ridging is now standard practice on new roofs but there are a lot of old roofs that still incorporate the traditional mortar ridges.
Mortar degrades over time and as such, the mortar ridges become susceptible to failure. Vibrations and natural expansions and contractions regularly cause serious damage to mortar ridges, and the roof itself.
With dry ridging, mortar is not present. The result is a roof that is safer, virtually maintenance free, and likely to last a lot longer. Here at Suretrade Roofing, we recommend that all pitched roofs have dry ridges installed.