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Can you use a damp proof course for a new dry ridge installation?

Question: I had a new dry ridge installed on my roof about 2 years ago. The installer appears to have used damp proof course material underneath the ridge tiles rather than the proper membrane that I would have expected. Will this material do the job or should I look to get it reinstalled with a specified dry ridge membrane?

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Gordon Lean, D&G Roofing, Henfield

The answer to your question is you will have to install a dry ridge matting system. Please contact me on [email protected] for more information.

Lee Austin, Premier Roofcare Services, Rochester

You would require the breathable roll out matting to be installed with a dry ridge system, not DPM as this will not be vented. Should you require any further information please feel free to contact me either on here or by email on [email protected]

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