Shed (workshop) apex roof covering material?

10 Feb 2010
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United Kingdom

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

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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
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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?



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