Felt Roof Shingles – An Introduction
Remember when you used to think your shed was just a place to store all your old tools and garden machinery? Today, the humble garden shed has evolved into a more multi-purpose, storage room. It’s probably storing some of your more important possessions, such as bikes, barbecues and surplus household items like boxes of books. It may even be the winter home of your family pets such as rabbits or guinea pigs.
That’s why we think it’s really important to ensure that your shed stays in great condition. The condition of your shed, and ultimately, its longer life begins with the roof. Having a sound shed roof is all about the roof felt shingles.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of roofing shingles are well documented. They are lighter than slate, they are more durable than roofing felt, and they are easier to apply than traditional clay roof tiles. They offer a decorative finish as opposed to standard shed felt. They are highly versatile and suitable for use on any residential, commercial, recreational and habitable building with a roof pitch of 15° and more, and to top it all off, they look as good as they perform.
Roofing shingles come in a range of attractive colours; red, green, grey, black or brown and can be overlapped to create a simple, effective and waterproof roof. The bituminous felt is coated in mineral granules to give it texture and protected from the sun.
Tougher polyester based felt is also available to buy, This super tough felt provides extra strength and longer-term protection (15 years) from the elements.
Take a look at the range of guides we have available to help you know and understand a little bit more about the popular felt roof shingles.