Blue Clay Capped Ridge Tiles

Blue clay capped ridge tiles are a type of roofing material commonly used in traditional architecture. Placing ridge tiles along the ridge line of a roof serves the purpose of covering the joint between two sloping roof surfaces and ensuring weatherproofing. Blue clay capped ridge tiles, as their name suggests, stand out with their blue clay material and distinctive capping design.

Blue Clay Capped Ridge tiles are available to order in the following sizes:

  • 17″-20.5″ 80-95 degree angle
  • 17″-20.5″ 100-115 degree angle
  • 17″-20.5″ 120-135 degree angle

 

Please note- due to the age, manufacturing processes and reclamation methods, all reclaimed roofing items will have some variation between individual items within a specific style. This could be a variation in actual size and angle, patination, discolouration, as well minor cracks, chips and surface finish. Watling Reclamation is happy to work with you to find items similar enough for your project but it is impossible to guarantee identical items.

 

Length

17 inch – 20.5 inch

Angle

80-95 degrees, 100-115 degrees, 120-135 degrees

£15.00 Excl. VAT (inc VAT)£12.50 - £12.50 (exc VAT)

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Description

Blue clay capped ridge tiles are a type of roofing material commonly used in traditional architecture. Placing ridge tiles along the ridge line of a roof serves the purpose of covering the joint between two sloping roof surfaces and ensuring weatherproofing. Blue clay capped ridge tiles, as their name suggests, stand out with their blue clay material and distinctive capping design.

Key points:

  • Material-wise, these ridge tiles are commonly crafted from abundant and easily molded natural clay. The blue colour comes from the specific clay composition used in their production.
  • Capping Design: The term “capped” refers to the addition of a protective layer or cap on top of the ridge tile. The cap of blue clay capped ridge tiles serves dual purposes, both functional and aesthetic. It not only helps to effectively shed water, but also enhances the overall appearance of the roof. By seamlessly blending form and function, the cap ensures optimal performance while adding a visually pleasing touch to the roofscape.
  • Weatherproofing: The primary purpose of ridge tiles, including capped ones, is to provide weatherproofing for the roof’s highest point. By covering the ridge line, they help prevent water penetration, wind damage, and the entry of debris into the roof.
  • Aesthetics: The tiles are highly regarded for their appealing aesthetics, as they effortlessly add a touch of elegance to the overall roofscape. The blue colour and capping details create a visually appealing contrast with the surrounding roofing materials.
  • Compatibility: The tiles are commonly used in traditional or heritage-style buildings, especially those with clay or slate roofs. They blend well with various architectural styles, including country cottages, historic homes, and certain regional designs.
  • Durability: Clay exhibits impressive durability, being highly resistant to fire, insects, and weathering. When you install and maintain blue clay capped ridge tiles properly, they showcase their exceptional longevity, with the ability to endure for several decades.

Installation and Maintenance

Installing the tiles requires expertise to ensure proper alignment, secure fixing, and adequate weather sealing. To achieve the best possible outcome, it is highly advisable to enlist the services of skilled professional roofers who specialize in working with clay tiles. Their expertise in handling clay tiles ensures the highest quality of installation and guarantees the best outcome for your project.

Like any roofing material, blue clay capped ridge tiles require periodic maintenance to preserve their functionality and appearance. Regular inspections, cleaning, and resealing of any gaps or cracks are essential to extend their lifespan and prevent potential leaks.

It’s important to note that specific manufacturing techniques, designs, and availability may vary depending on the region and the supplier of the ridge tiles. Consulting with a local roofing professional or supplier can provide you with more detailed information tailored to your specific needs.

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