Time to refresh your shed roof: we’ve compiled a list of information about each type of material we recommend for your shed roof so you can make the right decision on how the material looks and performs in the future. When it comes to finding a shed roof material that you would like to install yourself, feel free to jump right into looking at a few of the other options that you have around right now.

Which material can I use for my shed roof?

The best materials for use on a shed roof or garden building are sturdier and water-resistant material. Here at EBA Roofing Inc, we’d recommend using felt, bitumen roof sheets, bitumen shingles, plastic lightweight roof tiles, or wooden shingles to obtain a durable, long-term waterproof roof. Transparent or translucent roof sheets are a good choice for lean-tos and some other structures, but you would have to be careful when fixing them to it so we don’t recommend this.

 

Shed roof felt

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If you’re looking for a soft, plush material to use on your shed roof, felt is a great option. Felt is a natural material that comes from the skin of animals, and as such, it’s strong and durable. It’s a good choice for sheds that will be used for storage, since it’s waterproof and weatherproof. You can install felt roofs with a simple membrane system, or you can use a self-adhesive felt roofing membrane.

When it comes to installing felt on a shed roof you can achieve an effective waterproof membrane that fits seamlessly with the surroundings or stands out, depending on the colour of felt you choose. The easiest way to install the new roof is to remove the previous roof substrate and fixings that accompany it, roll out the felt to the length and fix it into place with nails.

 

Roof shingles for shed roofs

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When it comes to roofing your shed, using shingles is a great option. Shingles are a type of roofing that is made from a number of small, thin tiles that are then nailed or glued to the roof. They’re a simple, affordable way to get a durable roof that will look good for years. There are a number of types of shingles that you can choose from, and they all have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Shingles are also a great option for hard scour roofing for almost any type of shed roofing material. With many colours and textures to choose from, these hard scour roofing can help your shed roofing to a high-quality standard. Felt shingles will fit models of sheds, including patio models, with pitches up to a 14º or more. Similar cedar shingles can be used anywhere a pitch of 14º or more is needed.

Wooden roof-shingle systems require about 11 bundles of 31mm x 1.8mm silicone bronze annular ring nails and approximately 1kg (1400 nails) of 31mm x 1.8mm silicone bronze annular ring nails for each roofing tile. Bitumen shingles require a galvanised nail with a minimum 10mm head to secure them. These nails must be long enough that 20mm of the nail penetrates the shed surface. For example, these galvanised nails will work.

Bitumen roof sheets

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Bitumen roof sheets are a great option for sheds that will be used for storage, since they’re waterproof and weatherproof. You can install felt roofs with a simple membrane system, or you can use a self-adhesive felt roofing membrane. When it comes to installing bitumen roof sheets, you can achieve an effective waterproof membrane that fits seamlessly with the surroundings or stands out, depending on the colour of bitumen you choose. The easiest way to install the new roof is to remove the previous roof substrate and fixings that accompany it, roll out the bitumen to the length and fix it into place with nails.

Both Coroline houses and Onduline houses rely on Coroline bitumen roof sheets and Onduline bitumen roof sheet to be strong and long-lasting, making them a perfect fit for any shed roof. All you need to fix these to your shed roof are fixing pieces, caps and washers, whilst minimising installation time.

Each roof line is designed for the use of an individual roof sheet making it easy to find suitable sheets, as well as the use of universal verges, apron flashings, ventilator strips and roof windows for more complex installations. Buy the correct fixings for the Onduline sheet when you are ordering MARC flat sheets and for the Coroline sheet when you are ordering MARD flat sheets.

Plastic roof tiles

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Plastic roof tiles are a great option for sheds that will be used for storage, since they’re waterproof and weatherproof. You can install these roofs with a simple membrane system, or you can use a self-adhesive felt roofing membrane. When it comes to installing plastic roof tiles, you can achieve an effective waterproof membrane that fits seamlessly with the surroundings or stands out, depending on the colour of plastic you choose. The easiest way to install the new roof is to remove the previous roof substrate and fixings that accompany it, roll out the plastic to the length and fix it into place with nails.

People who install roof tiles using lightweight roof tiles feel they’re able to install roof tiles with a minimum of disruption because the roof tile squares rest on a small area of roof metal that has no weight. Additionally, the blade for this type of roof tile is the same as that used for a regular roof tile so there is no need for a special blade to be used when installing the roof tile. The tiles simply slot together to form an authentic finished glitch roof tile. There is a variety of colours which are included for the buyer to choose from the ‘budget’ option.

These lightweight tiles are fixed using three screws per tile, fitted from the bottom of the roof upwards. Don’t forget to give a slight overhang to make sure they remain waterproof. Choosing tiles there is an additional element to the overall installation as the hoardings must be fitted to both ends of the shed roof whilst ensuring weatherproofing.