Are you ready to reinvigorate the roof of your shed? Well we’ve got you covered, literally. Our professionals have created an assortment of information detailing each type of material that will work best for your shed roof to help you make the correct choice on how it will look at work to bring your vision to life. One of the most popular materials used to re-roof a shed is shed felt but there are other options you may not have thought of like lightweight plastic tiles and shingles.
What materials can I use for my shed roof?
Some materials that work best on monopitch roofs and garden buildings are durable and waterproof selections. Our professionals want to ensure that your roof looks appealing and provides long term waterproofing therefore some options we would suggest are felt, asphalt roofing sheets, asphalt shingles, lightweight plastic tiles and wood shingles. If you have an outbuilding or an outdoor building then translucent or semi transparent roofing sheets are best. One drawback of these two are that once they are configured to your shed roof the boards can be seen on the other side of the plastic for this reason you may want to try something different.
Shed roof felt
One material that is easy to apply even by those who are not experienced in reroofing a shed is shed felt. Provisioning this material effectively on a single pitched roof creates a waterproof layer which will fit your roofs color perfectly or show vibrantly based on the felt color pallet you select. The only steps you have to take for this are removing the original shed roof substrate with its fasteners and rolling out the felt before using nails to fasten it.
Roof shingles for shed roofs
If you are looking for an affordable solution, we offer shingles that still give you a great looking roof shed for less. This alternative is available in different colors and textures of cedar wood shingles and felt shingles, and both provide a high quality finish for any shed roof. When re-roofing a shed, felt shingles are very adaptive because they can go on any shed roof that is pitched 15 degrees or over and they require no overhead. Cedar shingles work similarly on slopes 15 degrees up to 90 degrees and give your shed a natural all wood finish close to the look of traditional sheds.
Asphalt roofing sheets
Having a solid shed roof that can withstand the test of time is imperative. For this purpose, our experts who are masters at reroofing a shed recommend bituminous roofing sheets. Not only do they go with any shed, they are a durable option that provides longevity. These panels are proven to be waterproof for 15 years and come in red, green, black or brown. They are easy to install as well. All you need are fasteners, caps and washers to attach them to your shed roof. Lowering the configuration time significantly.
Plastic roofing tiles
If you want a simple and quick solution, tile strips are recommended. These tiles are lightweight, weighing just 6 kg per m2 and are recyclable. They have an advantage over other options because they are easy to handle when you are installing them on your roof shed by not adding more weight. These tiles easily blend in and provide a natural looking finish. The non-granulated “budget” black is the least expensive out of the eight options available.
Factors that affect the cost of roof repair and replacement
When reroofing a shed, you have to consider a number of important factors when it comes to cost. These include:
The type of damage: One thing that increases cost is water damage. Water damage can affect more than just your roof, in fact it can damage its wood foundation. In these situations you will need a reroofing job done which will increase cost. Mold, tears, and holes are other forms of damage that can affect cost.
Shed Size: If you have a bigger shed, you will need bigger materials that also take more time to repair or replace and increase the overall cost.
Type of Roof: The type of materials being used to reroof your current and new monopitch roof will also affect the price of your roof repair or replacement. Felt roofs are a cheaper option while rubber roofs will cost more because they need to be handled with care which increases the time spent on configuring them resulting in more cost.
Finishing: Once all of the physical work is done and the reroofing is complete, you might choose to paint or cover some parts to minimize potential damage. This is another factor that boosts costs.
Are you considering reroofing a shed? Let our re-roofing experts take a look at your shed and repair it for you. Quality is our specialty.