The Fast Fix Verge system is designed for use with most large profiled interlocking tiles, laid at a gauge of between 265mm - 345mm. Suitable for use on both new build and refurbishment projects.
Before commencing on refurbishment projects, carefully remove all composition mortar at the existing verge and remove this row of tiles up the roof. If these tiles are to be re-used, ensure they are clean and free from any composition mortar. Remove any undercloak present, whether fibre cement, slate or tile and check that the tiling battens are in a suitable good condition.
Ensure that any roofing underlay that has deteriorated over the years is replaced with new, under the til-ing battens and lapped over into the verge. Under no circumstances should the system be fixed to the composition mortar of an existing pointed verge, since this this will not provide a secure enough fixing. If additional fixing is required through the Dry Verge Unit, and there are no holes suitable, drill a 3mm diameter hole first. Do not nail or screw directly through the plastic, since this may stress and crack.
Saw off tiling battens 30/32mm from the edge of the gable end, brickwork or bargeboard if present and ensure they are securely fixed to the end rafter or truss as shown in fig.1
On refurbishment projects where the ends of the batten may need to be extended, ensure new batten extensions are robustly fixed or follow the suggestions as shown in fig.2
The fascia board, if present, should be cut off level with the verge finish to accommodate the Eaves Starter Unit (ESU-100). To locate the position of the ESU-100, slide the unit in to a Dry Verge Unit and offer up the two assembled parts over the first verge tile positioned correctly over the fascia. Mark suitable fixings through two of the holes in the front of the ESU-100 and remove all three items from this position. Relocate the ESU-100 in to the marked out position and mechanically fix with two screws at the front and two at the rear of the unit as shown in fig.3
Alternatively, if there is no suitable or robust place to fix at the eaves, and this is often the case with corbelled and sleeper course details, use the starter unit fascia bracket (SUF-107) and fix flush to the sleeper course and then fix the ESU-100 to this as described above and as shown in fig.4
String a line from the ESU-100 up to the top tiling batten and screw fix the batten end covers (BEC-120) to the ends of the tiling battens up the verge ready to fix the Dry Verge Units as shown in fig.5 Place the first verge tile in to position over the fascia and fix in the usual manner as required. Note that some tile profiles may need to be set back a few millimeters from the verge to allow the top of the Dry Verge Unit to seat correctly on to the edge of the tile.
Place the Dry Verge Unit in to position over the tile, clip in to the slots and slide sideways in to the ESU-100. Fix through an appropriate hole in to the ends of the battens. Ensure the front of the Dry Verge Unit is secure and that the end of the gutter will fit in to the required position. Place the next verge tile in to posi-tion and fix in the usual manner.
Place the next Verge Unit in to position over the tile, clip in to the slots and slide sideways on to the back of the previous Verge Unit. Fix through an appropriate hole in to the batten ends as previously described. Continue this procedure up the verge. It is usually possible to finish tiling the verge and to fit the Dry Verge Units afterwards, if this is preferred, providing all the necessary preparation as described above is completed beforehand.
At the apex of the roof, fix the last Verge unit to the top tiling batten as previously described (it may be necessary to cut the ends of the Verge unit if the verge tiles are tight up to the apex) and fit the appropriate Ridge End Cap (EPFFV-403/404) to the end of the batten as shown in fig.6.
If there is a gap under the ridge end cap, and the possibility of birds or nesting insects infiltrating the ridge, fit the RCC-200 Ridge Closure Comb. For additional information on the use of this Fast Fix Dry Verge System, please contact the technical sales department on 01639-890578.
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