Shed Felt Roof
There is one very special place in our homes which is essential to the very fabric of family life. It is a hallowed haven, a hideaway for contemplation. It is the birthplace of great works of art and has been responsible for those eureka moments of invention that have revolutionised the world. It is a place to tinker, repair or simply read.
To different people it means different things, it is the mighty man cave, a spectacular summerhouse, a lavish log cabin or just some place you shove the lawn mower and broken bicycles. It must however have two fundamental elements, a sign on the door saying “No Entry – Genius At Work” and have a felt roof to waterproof and protect its valuable contents.
Shed and felt go together like strawberries and cream or gin and tonic. You can’t really have one without the other. This grand old tradition of waterproofing sheds by bonding together 2 to 3 layers of mineral based felt roofing sheets, one on top of the other, has been the system of choice since the early 1940s. Developments in polymer technology have enabled built-up felt systems to advance over the decades and they are now better known as Reinforced Bitumen Membranes or RBM.
And it’s not difficult to see why as they combine incredible value with outstanding performance. Some of these built up systems have been shown to have a life expectancy 40 years. Felts can be quickly installed directly over existing coverings as long as the condition of the roof deck is okay. This means you can easily give your den a new lease of life for minimal cost and much less disruption.
Modern & Lightweight
Modern felts are lightweight so they don’t put any undue stress on the structure. They are also designed to be elastomeric meaning they can accommodate any slight settlement movements of the structure, particularly important for new build installations, without cracking or compromising their waterproofing integrity or life-span.
If you want to make your shed a cosier place to be in the winter months felt can also be laid onto any of the leading thermal insulation boards and materials from Phenolic foam to ecologically friendly rockwool and straw based systems. Upgraded thermal efficiency will also help to keep you cooler when the sun eventually decides to come out to play as well.
Even the most durable roof coverings can have the occasional problem, but should your shed develops a bit of a leak it’s a doddle to repair, often requiring just rolling out a new piece of material and bonding it in place.
Although they are low cost, it doesn’t mean you’ll be skimping on quality. At Flat Roof Repair Dublin we pride ourselves on affordability, but only use the best performing materials produced by market leading manufacturers and all are installed to the highest standards. Our specialist roofers are quick and efficient with years of experience to their trade. They’re all dab hands with the use of gas torches too with not a singed eyebrow between them.
Before we can say ‘Job Well Done!’ however we will have to apply a solar reflective finish to protect the roof from harmful UV rays and additional fire protection to meet the necessary building regulations, but that’s easy enough. Then all you need to do is to close the door and fettle away to your heart’s desire.