The roof of a garden shed plays a significant role in the solidity of the whole, which should not be subjected to moisture, but also on the aesthetics. There are different types of roofs for garden sheds, some perfectly suitable for laying on a roof, others requiring small or large modification work. The ideal roof is durable, waterproof, durable and easy to install. Make your choice!
How To Cover Your Garden Shed?
There are different kinds of blankets for garden shelters, some quite adapted to the structure of shelters, others less. Depending on the cover, the way of laying will be entirely different: we can fix the coating by nailing or gluing it, we can heat it with a torch so that it sticks thanks to the action of the heat it can be stapled or fixed utilizing fasteners specific to the support.
What Cover For My Garden Shed?
Bitumen is a material that has waterproofing and insulation properties.
Depending on their quality, roofs made of felt are more or less waterproof. Always prefer the superior quality, a cloth soaked in moisture ends up letting the water pass and thus damages the roof of the shelter, or even its structure.
This version of very economical felt is composed of rollers or blades. It is often provided with garden shelters in kits.
For more durability, it is best to cover it with shingle or other material because it is fragile and shows little resistance to strong winds. It forms an underlay that will add to the protection of the content you choose. It can also be a temporary solution before buying and installing a more efficient roof.
Composed of felt strips reinforced with fiberglass, this roof is very light, malleable and resistant to bad weather. Very aesthetic, it looks like a slate roof and offers a wide choice of colors from slate gray to red, green and yellow. It is also found under the name of asphalt shingle.
Easy to install, it is particularly suitable for roofs with a slope of between 14 and 25% and is fixed with staples or nails. Be careful, however, to the pose, poorly attached it could tear or wave according to the climatic conditions.
It is quite economical regarding its successful appearance and performance.
The roof will be composed of cellulose-mineral tiles, light, very waterproof and soundproofing. These tiles are very aesthetic, giving the final appearance of a “real” roof. They are easily installed by fixing on the usual chipboard roof on garden sheds on the market. Do not forget shores and ridge boards for a better seal and a more finished visual effect.
This membrane is exceptionally resistant, light, and is installed on all media in various ways by ballasting, gluing or mechanically.
Very waterproof, its durability is unusually long, and this material has the advantage of being completely recyclable. EPDM can be used either as an exterior covering on a flat roof or as a waterproofing membrane under another coating.
Lighter than the shingle, very easy to install, some models are indeed similar to the classic tile. Some are made of extruded synthetic resin and offer insulating properties both thermally and acoustically. These plates are fixed with screws. They may fade slightly over time.
Other models are PVC or metal. Light, aesthetic, with a good seal, they are against a lower resistance to strong winds.
Very light and inexpensive, durable over time, metal panels can be tinted and shaped to look like tile roof, more aesthetic than pure corrugated iron. They pose very merely, the panels being made to nest between them.
Their tightness is significant.
The slope of the roof should be higher than 5.5%. Being able to be placed directly on the flight, it is however very advisable, for a better rigidity and thus a better resistance, to put them on cleats fixed perpendicularly to the trips.