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Ridge & Hip Tiles

Ridge & Hip Tiles

Looking for robust ridge and hip tiles for your house?

JJ Roofing Supplies stocks traditional red tiles from well-known suppliers such as Marley, Redland, Forticrete, Spicer and Heritage. Add the perfect finishing touch to your roof with our selection of stylish angled or round ridge and hip tiles.

Ridge tiles and hip tiles are essential for completing your roofing project professionally. They provide a flawless finish and ensure that your roof space is well-protected from weather conditions at weak points like the apex or hips.

What is a Ridge Tile?

A ridge is the horizontal joining of two roof parts. It can also be a roof part and a wall below, commonly known as a mono-ridge. 
The roof ridge provides a vital structure that connects both sides of the roof. It also helps to move rainwater down slopes, preventing water ingress. A ridge vent on your roof can also help to ventilate your home and provide a cool flow stream. Ridge tiles are available in angle or half-round styles at JJ Roofing Supplies.

Half-round Ridge Tile

Half-round ridge tiles are the most common choice, especially for plain tiles, pantiles, and interlocking tiles. You can use it for both the apex and the hip joint. Our half-round ridge tiles are primarily used for steep-sloped roofs and offer a secure ridge line solution.

Angled Ridge Tile

Angled ridge is widely used on slate roofs. Due to the angle, you can accommodate a steeper roof structure than its half-round counterparts. Victorian and Edwardian-era buildings often prefer angle ridges to protect the steeper roof slopes. Angled ridges come in clay, concrete and fibre cement.

What is a Hip Tile?

Hip tiles are specifically designed to sit on the apex of the roof's hips. The ridge tends to be more shallow in structure, which helps the hip tile fit flush on the apex; these are commonly referred to as Third-Round-Hips. Hip tiles roof can also have a scallop-like design, referred to as bonnet-hips. Compared to the third-round hips we discussed earlier, when installed, bonnet hips give the hips a step-like appearance. Both are designed to prevent water infiltration and achieve a professional finish.

What is the difference between Ridge Tile and Hip Tile?

A ridge on the roof is the horizontal intersection of two roof slopes or a roof slope and a vertical wall beneath a roof slope (mono ridge). The ridge tile is the highest point of any roof slope (apex), which is more exposed than most other roof parts. A ridge is one of the last roof components to be installed. Access is tricky. A hipped roof tile, like ridge tiles, protects the intersection of two roof slopes. However, instead of being installed on a somewhat parallel intersection, hip tiles will be installed on a slopped interaction.    

How often should Ridge Tiles be repointed?

Ridge tiles are curved tiles that connect the pitched roof sides at the top to form the ridge. Due to their apex positioning, they often receive the brunt of the harshest weather conditions. As a result, these ridged tiles, like all tiles, can be damaged by extreme weather, or simple wear and tear can weaken the mortar bond, necessitating repointing.
While not technically challenging, the job is complicated due to the height you'll be working at and the risk of causing additional damage to the roof and tiles beneath.  A job like this frequently necessitates using an experienced roofer, safety equipment, and, in some cases, scaffolding.

Roofing professionals recommend that the ridge on the roof be repointed at least every ten years.

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