Sheds and Storage

   

Shed Maintenance

 
Your Finished Shed
 

Roofing felt helps make the shed waterproof and prevents water leakage, Make sure this does not loosen or become damaged.

 Wood Preservative  

Although treated with a factory basecoat, treat annually with a quality wood preservative.

 Overhanging Trees  

Overhanging trees or hedge growth should be cut back at regular intervals. If either make contact with the felt, it can damage and cause water ingress.

Shed Window

 

Essential all windows are sealed inside and out. Either with silicone, timber bead or any other watertight solution.

 Uneven Shed Base  

Ensure shed remains on a firm and level base and protected against moisture presentation.

   

 Patching Damaged Felt

 Patching Damaged Felt  
  1. Cut out rectangle of damaged felt and replace with piece 75mm larger all round
  2. Position patch over damage and chalk line around to mark area for adhesive
  3. Brush on roof felt adhesive and leave for 30 minutes until tacky
  4. Lay new felt patch, press firmly making sure there are no air bubbles
  5. Wooden roof
 Roof Felt Adhesive  

Roof felt adhesive

  • Cold applied - straight from the tin, no need to heat
  • Excellent adhesion 
  • One component, simple to use
  • For repair, refurbishment and protection
  • Allow 24 to 48 hours for the adhesive to fully bond
  • Coverage - approx. 1 litre / 1m2
  • Use as instructions
Available from your local builders' merchants.
 Shed Roofing Felt  

Shed roofing felt

  • Typical uses - sheds and garden buildings
  • Nailed with galvanised clout nails
  • Bonded with roofing felt
  • 5-year life expectancy
  • Single layer waterproofing
  • Light yet durable
  • Fibre reinforced
  • Fine Green Mineral Finish
  • Roll size 1m x 10m x 20kg [may vary by supplier]

Available from your local builders' merchants. 

 Re-felting Shed Roof  

Re-felting Shed Roof

Tear off old felt and remove felt nails. Ensure the roof surface is flat so there is no damage to the new felt.

  1. Position first strip with bottom edge overlapping by 50mm. Smooth out from centre
  2. Nail the top edge with 13mm galv. felt nails at 150mm internals 
  3. Nail bottom edge to eaves batten at 50mm intervals
  4. Nail ends to fascia strip at 50mm intervals. At corners fold felt over and nail
  5. Mark chalk line 75mm from top edge of felt, all along the length
  6. Brush on felt adhesive above this line, leave for 30 minutes until tacky
  7. Using chalk line as guide, place next strip of felt to adhesive and press firmly. Smooth out and repeat nailing process at first strip
  8. Aim to leave at least 350mm at top. Cover the other side of the roof
  9. Measure the gap from the top of the felt to the top of the ridge, on both sides of the roof, and add 150mm
  10. Lay felt over ridge and make chalk line
  11. Apply adhesive to ridge and down to chalk line on both sides. Lay felt to adhesive on one side and press firmly. Smooth over ridge and press the other side in place. Nail as before.
     
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