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Felting a Shed Roof

Here at Valent Roofing, we pride ourselves in our knowledge when it comes to roofing and although a shed roof isn’t exactly the type of industry we are in, we believe that is it an essential maintenance tip that all homeowners should at least have a basic idea about. Here is the lowdown when it comes to felting a shed roof…

What You Will Need

Felting a shed can be daunting when you have never completed the task before, however, it is actually more straight forward than people think. Before the process can begin, there are a few things that you will need:

  • A stable ladder
  • Hammer
  • Felt nails
  • Wood nails
  • Felt adhesive
  • A tape measure

Step By Step

  1. Begin by getting rid of all the old felt from your shed. It can be easily removed with a knife however you should be careful when doing it. Keep the wood deck to one side so that you may use it again.
  2. Use the tape measure to see how much felt you will require. It should cover the ensure area of the roof and also have extra around the edges. Around 7.5cm will also be needed for use on the gable ends. Most sheds will require the felt to be cut into three separate pieces.
  3. The laying of the felt should begin with the side pieces. Make sure to pull it tightly and nail it into the wood at 10cm intervals. Once this is completed, add the adhesive to the ridge.
  4. Finally, clean up any overhanging felt with a craft knife in order to ensure that the finished appearance is nice and tidy.

Now you know how to deal with any mishaps on your shed roof, it’s time to think about fixing the big one! Here at Valent Roofing, we are the experts when it comes to all things industrial roofing related and whilst these types of roofs cannot be fixed with a quick bit of felt, it’s always good to know the professionals have got your back! For more information, get in contact with a member of the team today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
Fax: 0161 864 3322

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