JP Mugan

Thatched Roof Re-Ridging

Our specialized services encompass expert re-ridging for thatched roofs constructed with both reed and straw. The longevity of your roof hinges on its maintenance, and regardless of how well-thatched it may be, regular maintenance of the thatch roof is crucial, especially for one of the most vulnerable areas—the ridge. Positioned at the roof’s apex, the ridge is exposed to various weather conditions, necessitating replacement every few years to ensure the roof’s continued durability and resilience.

Why Do You Need To Re-ridge?

The ridge of your roof is the most susceptible to the elements, enduring the harshest weather conditions and consequently experiencing the most damage. That’s why, approximately every 10 years, it becomes necessary to replace the ridge of your thatched roof. 

If you’re uncertain about the condition of your ridge, don’t hesitate to consult with our experts. They can assess the situation and provide guidance tailored to your specific needs.

Maintaining Your Thatched Roof Ridge – Advice

While we suggest scheduling roof ridge repair every ten years, there are proactive steps you can take to extend its lifespan:

Ensure Proper Ventilation: Maintain adequate roof ventilation to allow for proper drying after rainfall. This helps prevent the growth of moss and algae under the ridge, enhancing its longevity.

Protect During Other Work: If you have ongoing property work, be cautious about potential damage to the thatch. Prevent traders from causing harm with ladders, tools, or walking on the coat-work, as divots can accelerate thatch degradation and should be avoided. Taking these precautions will contribute to the overall health and durability of your roof ridge.

why choose to work with JP Mugan

Our Master Thatchers are ready, willing, and able to advise and provide quotations on how to renovate and repair your thatched roof/

With years worth of experience, we’ve been brought in to work on properties across SA, making us one of the most trusted Master Thatchers around.

Just fill in the form and we’ll be in touch with you to arrange a time for one of our master thatchers to come over and assess your thatched roof and give you a quote!

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