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What is the Purpose of Roofing Felt?

Whilst our roofing expertise is mainly industrial, the Valent team recognise that all properties must have a roof in order to be deemed habitable which is why we like to lend our expertise to the homeowning and property side of things. Roofing felt is something that is implemented into every roof design and serves a very important purpose. Read on to find out why this simple material is so important…

What is it?

When a roof is constructed it is made up of many different layers however many of us are vastly unaware of this. For instance, you have the strong wooden beams that serve as the structure and building block of a roof (which is often replaced with metal in industrial warehouses), insulation in order to keep the property warm, followed by the felting material and finally your chosen roof type is laid on the very top.

Why is it needed?

Having an extra layer on your roof means that it is protected from the elements in a much more efficient manner. In fact, roofing felt is known to repel water which means that your home becomes incredibly leak proof, preventing moisture-related damage like rot and mould from occurring as a result.

In addition to this, it has been proven that roofing felt can actually prolong the life of your roof and help it endure the brutality of mother nature. After all, the weather in the UK is hardly predictable so it always best to employ another level of protection. In the event of a particularly bad storm that pulls away your roofing shingles, you can be certain that your roofing felt will provide a short term back up until you can get the professionals out and organise a fixture. A roof that does not have this second layer of protection will often wear away much faster than one that does.

Here at Valent Roofing, we understand the cost that is involved with a roof replacement or fixture can be a lot to bare however small additions like roofing felt can make all the difference. In fact, the material is also added to industrial roofing like metal roofs too which can also help keep your warehouse in tip-top condition! To find out 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
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