Klober Roll-Fix


Klober's Roll-Fix hip and ridge kits are designed to provide a quicker way of achieving a water tight dry hip and the option of a ventilated ridge. A dry ridge and hip can be fitted in any weather and if your trowel skills aren't up to pointing ridges and hips this system is arguably neater. It also offers a more secure fixing though of course there is nothing to stop you using a mechanical fixing for back up on a mortar bedded system.

  • Components come in four colours.

    1 of 12 | The components come in a box with the choice of four different colours to suite the roofing material.

  • For the hip, the tile battens are mitred onto the hip rafter.

    2 of 12 | For the hip, the tile battens are mitred onto the hip rafter.

  • The self adhesive membrane is rolled out and tacked in place.

    3 of 12 | The self adhesive membrane is rolled out and tacked in place.

  • The backing tape on the self adhesive strips needs to be pulled off.

    4 of 12 | The backing tape on the self adhesive strips needs to be pulled off.

  • The membrane can then be pressed down on the clean, dry, dust-free surface.

    5 of 12 | The membrane can then be well pressed down onto the clean, dry, dust free surface.

  • The cover strips are fixed with a nail.

    6 of 12 | The cover strips are fixed with a nail.

  • Push the joining profile onto the first hip tile.

    7 of 12 | Push the joining profile onto the first hip tile.

  • The closed end hip tile is screwed in place with the 90 stainless steel screw and washer provided.

    8 of 12 | The closed end hip tile is screwed in place with the 90 stainless steel screw and washer provided.

  • Subsequent tiles are joined and fixed with a stainless steel screw through the cover plate.

    9 of 12 | Subsequent tiles are joined and fixed with a stainless steel screw through the cover plate.

  • When you reach the three way junction there is a special profile to take the cut hip and the first ridge tile.

    10 of 12 | When you reach the three way junction there is a special profile to take the cut hip and the first ridge tile.

  • The ridge is fixed in a similar way but the breathable under slating membrane is left slightly short of the ridge in order to ventilate the roof space.

    11 of 12 | The ridge is fixed in a similar way but the breathable under slating membrane is left slightly short of the ridge in order to ventilate the roof space.

  • The finished hip and ridge. Storm proof and maintenance free.

    12 of 12 | The finished hip and ridge. Storm proof and maintenance free.

In most cases tile batten spacers are used in between the battens to raise the hip batten up so it forms a good support for the hip tile. If the angle is sufficiently steep that no spacers are required then the batten can be fixed directly to the hip. You just need to do a trial fit of a hip title to see how it sits.

Ideally (though it wasn't done here) the first strip should be cut down to half length so the joints with the tiles are staggered. This stops the nail head on the overlap coinciding with the screw in the tile joints.

If you don't need a ventilated ridge the membrane can be lapped over the top in the normal way.