Shed Roofing Felt
Shed roof felt is commonly called tar paper. It is made of fiberglass product soaked with asphaltic tar compound and is used as impermanent roofing or as underlayment under shingles or other permanent roofing materials. Traditional roll roofing felt is cheap and easy to install. This kind of felt is polyester resistant bitumen coated sheet which is normally has a defensive fine green mineral finish. It is durable, and last longer, more than 10 years. The standard roof felt last only 5 years.
When installing shed roof felt, first, figure the area of the roof. Then clean the roof deck of any rubbish, stick out nails, or other objects or materials that will destroy the roof felt. Never put the roof felt over a wet damp decking, it will cause bending, twisting or bulging and maybe decaying. See to it that the surface is dry. Substitute any decaying or rotten material on the roof decking. Start at the bottom of the decking, on one end, and roll the felt length way, along the lower edge of the roof. To prevent wetting underneath the decking, allow the lower edge of the felt to overhand the eave about 1 to 3 inches so water will not drip off underneath the decking. To hold it in place, tack in the end of the felt where you begin rolling it. Make sure that it lays flat on the roof surface; pull the felt tight from the opposite end, taking care not to tear it. Use simplex or plastic cap felting nails in nailing the felt. To allow about 4 inches of overlap to the first layer, cut the felt at the opposite end of the roof, and roll felt back to the opposite direction. Overlie the ridge of your roof about one foot, and then place the material in the same manner on the opposite side. If this is going to be more than an impermanent waterproofing measure, cover all the head nails with a tar or roofing mastic. For more lasting roof coverage, use roll roofing, which has a mineral combination coating to stand up. It comes in a different color, thickness and type, so you can choose what you want that suits you.
Simply remove the old, damaged felt from the roof. It is best when you use goggles and gloves for your safety. Hammer nail heads break below the surface of the wood so that there will be no protruding sharp edges to rip the felt. As you remove the nails, you can place the new felt in place easily. Then check the timber. If the timber is need to be replaced, replaced them. Then you can now replace the old felt with new ones.
Felt shingles is an alternative to shed felt. It comes in packs that cover about 3m2 and nailed down to the shed roof giving a look of roof tiles. It is in a strip of three that makes it simple to get them all lined up correctly. It is designed to be strong and with manufactures claimed it at a life span of between 20 years to 40 years. It shouldn’t be replaced often. You can choose colors like brown, green, red and blue to make it more beautiful.