I'm making a shed, with a roof made of cement tiles. I'm trying to be as cheap as possible, but still making it as nice as I can. Most materials are salvaged from here or there, or bought second-hand.
I managed to find exactly the tiles model I wanted, for cheap, but it is very difficult to find the corresponding ridge tiles this way. And those are very expensive if I buy them new (to get the 11 ridge tiles I need, I'll have to pay more than the price I paid for the ~140 standard tiles I got - call me stingy, but that annoys me).
So, I was wondering if there were any cheap way to solve this. Here are some options I was considering:
- Making a dome all along the ridge, just with cement mortar. But I'm afraid it will crack. And it will probably be a bit difficult to have a nice-looking result.
- Using different kind of tiles. I can easily find some standard curved-shape clay tiles (something like this) for cheap, and seal them with cement. To me, it looks similar to the ridge tiles, but I'm not sure it can be used as such.
- Something else?
Here is the details of what I currently have:
And, for information, a link to the documentation of the tile model I used (sorry, it's in French).