Conservatory Conversion FAQs | Joining roof hips and ridge tiles

Conservatory Conversions Blog on Roof Hips and Roof Ridges

Two of our top five FAQs from customers, are in relation to Conservatory Conversions:

  1. How do we seal the ridge tiles?
  2. How do we join the ridge tiles to the roof hip?

In relation to roof hips and roof ridges converging, we don’t manufacturer a specific product as our ridge tiles can easily be cut into the desired shape and angle required for each project.

Here are a few customer examples

One customer created a quick video, showing how he had cut and shaped the ridge tiles for his conservatory conversion, to allow the hips and the roof ridge to neatly converge. With the addition of our Flexim Roof Putty, to seal the joints, it created a seamless and professional finish.
Click to play the video

Ridge Tiles and Hip sealed with Flexim Roof Putty

Conservatory Conversions | Sealing roofing joints | Flexim Roof PuttyAnother fantastic example of a customer’s conservatory conversion. If you look at the point where the ridge tiles meet the hips, the builder has used our Flexim Roof Putty. Which looks incredibly neat & professional. The builder has mixed our Flexim Roof Putty and Brown roofing granules (from our repair kits, see details further down) to blend the joints with the tiles.

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Joining the roof Hip and ridge tiles with roofing lead

Conservatory Conversions | Sealing roofing joints with roofing leadThis photo is a good example where the joint between the hip and the ridge tiles have been sealed using lead. The lead is easily worked into the desired shape, therefore giving a water-tight seal to the conservatory conversion.

Top Tip | Repair kits | Sealing & blending the Hip and ridge tile

If you are thinking of using Flexim Roof Putty to seal the tile joints. One of our recommended tips is for you to use our “Touch up kits”, giving it that professional finish.

How to use our “Touch Up Kits”

  • Select a bottle of loose granules in the colour of the tile you are using on your project
  • Mix the granules into the Flexim Roof Putty
  • Add the putty to the joints

To see more conservatory conversions, just click here and should you want to chat with us about our Lightweight Tiles, you can:

Conservatory Conversions | Roofing hips and Roof Ridges Converge

  • Call on 01594 715 777
  • Request a call back from our website
  • Ask questions via our “Need Help” function on our website

I had been looking for a few years for a new roof for my conservatory as it was too hot in summer and too cold in winter to use. I had had quotes over £11,000 for a new complete roof, removing the glass, which I thought was pointless. The glass acts as insulation and would be a huge waste of money because it would of been just thrown in the bin.

Being a Mechanical Engineer, I worked out that if I could find something lightweight and looked like the roof fitted to my house, it would be a great idea for the new roof. The weight loading for the conservatory was worked out to withstand the extra load of a few feet of snow, turned to ice, so I knew the extra weight of a lightweight roofing system would be fine.

I found Light Weight Tiles, by chance, on searching the net. When I saw that the tiles weighed in at 6 kg per square metre, I knew they were not a problem for my conservatory and with the choice of different finishes, I was able (having purchased the sample pack) to choose a tiles that matched my house roof.

I could of fitted the tiles myself but felt it was a better idea to use one of their recommended fitters.

After striking a great deal with the fitters, they came and did the job. It only took 6 hours to do my 28 square metre conservatory and it looked fantastic. I did have the inside done at the same time with simple white panelled pvc covering, which helped with deflect ting the light and finished the job off perfect.

I am so pleased with the finished roof and it has made our conservatory useable all year round.

I would highly recommend Light Weight Tiles to anyone wanting a simple, cheap and beautiful way to turn their conservatory into a useable room.

And the added bonus is, the tiles are made from recycled materials.

- P Fryer , Weston Super Mare

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