The mortar in my verges is leaking, what shall I do?

If the mortar is dropping out at the verge this is a sign that the roof is ready is for some maintenance. It would worth checking the whole roof for signs of failure.

The best way of treating the verge in this situation is to fix a dry verge system over the existing mortar bedded verge. This is usally straightforward once safe access has been set up; ie some form of scaffold.

Some of the dry verge systems on the market can be fitted retrospectively; ie without removing the existing verge tiles. In most cases it is simply a matter of fixing a timber a batten to the gable wall, underneath the existing verge tiles and mortar bedding. The new dry verge units can then be nailed or screwed to this timber batten. See manufacturer’s installation guides for further information.