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Shed (workshop) apex roof covering material?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by woter324, 5 Jan 2015.

  1. woter324

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    Hi,

    I'm building a shed measuring 12' x 12' with a 30 degree OSB covered apex roof and wonder if someone could advise on the most suitable roof covering:

    1. Mineral Felt - The roll on type, found on most garden sheds.
    2. Bitumen Felt - the type applied with a blow torch, installed on flat roofs.
    3. EPDM rubber.

    With 1, I can apply it myself but I was wondering if it might "lift" over such a large area, in strong winds. What is the recommended overlap?

    With 2, I can't apply it myself and is it suitable for apex roofs?

    With 3, I believe it is glued down. Something easily installable by a competent DIY'er?

    Any advise will be gratefully received.

    Many thanks

    W.
     
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    one no no no 5 year needs replacing
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    Hi if it was me I would fibreglass it. Providing you are planning on staying at the property. I have fibreglassed the roof of my shed. Meaning it needn't need doing ever again. If you would like to see any photos of this or require a quotation let me know. Cheers
     
  5. woter324

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    Hi roofspecialistsLondon,

    I hadn't thought of fiber glassing. Is it a mat that is glued down. I think my parents had something similar put on their flat roof about 30 years ago. Never had a problem with it (touch wood).

    What sort of ball park costs would one be looking at for a pitch roof measuring 4.8m by 4.9m (23.52m2)?

    I guess this is something that needs to be applied by professionals?

    Thanks

    W.
     
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