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Last updated on April 11th, 2024

Dry ridge system installation cost guide

A dry ridge system attaches tiles to a roof using stainless steel screws with waterproof unions. It reduced the risk of roof leaks and potential costly maintenance later down the line. Find out the average dry ridge system installation cost.

We spoke to Checkatrade member Lily from Bear House Build & Roofing Ltd for the average costs in this guide.

Cost of a dry ridge system

ItemUnitAverage cost
Standard dry ridge system installationPer standard semi-detached house£800
Dry hip ridge system installationPer hip£300 - £400

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

There are two main types of dry ridge. Your overall project cost will depend on which you use.

The total cost will also depend on how big your roof is, how easy the access is, cost of materials and where you’re based in the UK (labour prices will be higher in London and the South).

Standard dry ridge system cost

The cost of a dry ridge system will depend on the cost of materials in your area. On average, the cost of a standard dry ridge system installation for a semi-detached house will be around £800.

Dry hip ridge system cost

A dry hip system is a type of dry ridge that covers a junction between two sloping parts of a roof. They are normally only used when a roof has three or more faces and at least one of those is triangular.

For a dry hip ridge system installation, you can expect to pay on average £300 - £400 per hip.

You will also need to factor in the cost of scaffolding too.

For an accurate cost for your project, we recommend getting three quotes from roofers near you.

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