Coverland Dry Ridge System

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Coverland Dry Ridge System

Cracked mortar along ridge and hip lines are a common sight on South African roofs not to mention the unsightly repair work. The innovative Coverland Dry Ridge System replaces traditional ridge and hip line applications. The system involves an easy roll and clip installation on the ridge and hip line of the roof that allows for optimum air circulation and maximum protection against the elements. No more messy mortar that cracks and leaks!

The Coverland Dry Ridge system had the following benefits:

Storm- and weather-proof.
Ventilation prevents damp and mould, contributing to your health and wellbeing. (A well-ventilated roof prevents damp and mould, which rots the timber trusses and damages the roof. Also, according to the WHO, the prevalence of damp and mould increases people’s susceptibility to asthma and allergies)
Material and labour cost-saving: installed in one third of the time of traditional mortar ridge applications.
No cracking or leaking usually attributed to mortar applications.
Maintenance free.
Quick, easy installation.



The system consists of a Coverland Compact Roll, Ridge Trees, Kro Clips and Ridge Clips. Key to the efficacy of the Dry Ridge System is our Compact Roll. This waterproof, dry-fix roofing solution replaces traditional mortar methods and – due to its unique, breathable composition – provides a well-ventilated roof that prevents damp and mould, and ensures the circulation of fresh air in your roof ’s interior. Compact Roll can be stretched to fit any roof profile and its unique, integrated waterproofing and ventilation features, when combined with the Ridge Tree, provides optimum
airflow and 100% leak-free performance. The unique, patented 4-Layer Assembly® of the Compact Roll ensures:
• sustainable sealing (butyl-supported aluminium compound)
• high tearing strength (very resistant PET Polyisobutylene compound)
• maximum waterproofing properties, while allowing ventilation
(ventilating holes are covered by a high-performance fleece)
• extreme adhesion, due to the highly effective CH-bond butyl glue.

Ridge Trees allows an optimal alignment of the ridge and hip battens. Attached under the topmost batten and onto the counter batten or rafter, the ridge and hip tree is used to fix the ridge runner. The steel is strong yet pliable, while the holes allow for easy fixing to the ridge batten using screws.

Made from corrosion-resistant stainless spring steel, the Kro clips fix cut tiles to the hip structure without the need for drilling into the concrete tile. Supplied with a 30cm long corrosion-resistant
binding wire, which is fixed from the clip to the nail in the support batten (hip batten or hip rafter), it is easy to install. Only nails and a hammer are required.

The ridge clips are made from stove-enamelled aluminium and are used to fasten ridge tiles to the ridge and hip batten once the Compact Roll has been applied.

Although more expensive than traditional mortar fixing, the Coverland Dry Ridge system is a long term solution that is easy to install, aesthetically pleasing and best of all maintenance free. For more information visit or send a mail to

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