Shed Roof Materials

What options do I have for my Shed Roof?

Larger sheds are becoming more beneficial for UK homeowners for storing outdoor furniture and equipment in. However, with the cold and wet weather we often experience, shed owners are becoming more aware of alternative materials to use.

“Shed owners don’t want to spend a fortune on roof materials and constant maintenance all year-round.”

Felt Roofing or Rubber Roofing?

The most widely used material for shed roofing is felt. It’s commonly used and found in garden sheds. It requires multiple sheets to be laid down and coated with waterproof materials. The benefits of felt include:

  • Versatility
  • Varies in sizes
  • Proven roofing material

However, felt has several disadvantages that are forcing shed owners to change their roof material. It has a limited time span and can be difficult to recycle. It requires constant maintenance all year round. It can deteriorate when exposed to UV light and can erode in hot temperatures.

Rubber Roofing is becoming an increasingly popular, dependable solution for shed roofs. It is made of an EPDM rubber membrane that is incredibly resistant and durable to all weather conditions.

“If installed correctly, a rubber roof can last in excess of fifty years with little maintenance or repairs needed.”

It’s cost-effective to install and economical too, with the material 100% recyclable. Unlike felt, a rubber roof won’t be vulnerable to mould or mildew, ensuring the structure and integrity of your shed roof is made to last.


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