Traditional mortar bedding is quickly becoming a thing of the past, with dry-fix solutions replacing it as the norm for multiple applications above the roofline from ridge and hip systems to valley trough installation.
The move towards dry-fix products has been accelerated by the large percentage of claims in relation to mortar and its potential to fail, even on new buildings. Mortar has a limited lifespan and requires maintenance as it will deteriorate in time through natural weathering. It is also susceptible to cracking because of the natural movement in the building structure and shrinkage. This can leave the ridge & hip tiles and verges vulnerable to the elements, which can then become dislodged by high winds and strong winds causing additional damage and water ingress and costly internal damage.