A Guide to Shed Roofing: Types, Materials, and Installation

Shed roofing not only protects your belongings from the elements but also adds to the overall aesthetic appeal.

In this guide, we will explore everything you need to know about shed roofing including the shed roofing options available, how to install your new shed roof materials as well as:

  • What is Shed Roofing
  • Types of Shed Roofing
  • Shed Roofing Brands
  • How to Buy Shed Roofing
  • When to Install Shed Roofing

A shed with an epdm shed roofing membrane as a roof A shed with an epdm shed roofing membrane as a roof

What is Shed Roofing?

Shed roofing refers to the materials used to cover the roof of a shed.

A well-chosen shed roof covering can enhance the longevity and functionality of the entire structure, protecting your shed and the contents inside it.

Types of Shed Roofing

There are two main types of shed roofing materials available, EPDM rubber and felt.

Felt used to be the go for shed roofing material until EPDM rubber came along. EPDM is built for durability with a life expectancy of over 50 years compared to shed felt which will need to be replaced within 5 years. 

EPDM offers excellent durability and weather resistance against all weather conditions, making it an ideal shed roofing choice.

Best Shed Roofing Brands

At Rubber4Roofs, we offer a wide range of top-quality EPDM for shed roofing as well as roof kit calculators for all brands to tell you exactly how much material you need for your shed roof.

The Skyguard roofing range of shed roof coverings are ideal for simple projects such as smaller sheds and summer houses making them our top choice for your shed roof project.

How to Buy Shed Roofing

When purchasing shed roofing, consider the following factors to ensure you make the right choice:

  •  Weather Conditions: Assess the climate in your area to determine the level of weather resistance required from your shed roof covering
  • Roof Size: Measure your shed's roof accurately to calculate the amount of material needed for your shed roofing sheets
  • Budget: Determine your budget and explore shed roofing options that fit within your financial constraints
  • Quality: Opt for high-quality shed roof materials to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your shed roofing

When to Install Shed Roofing

The best time to install shed roofing is during dry weather. Wet conditions during installation can affect the integrity of the shed roof covering.

Plan the shed roofing installation during a period of stable weather to ensure a smooth process.

If you’re installing the roof yourself, take a look at this video first for a how top and some useful tips to help you with your shed roof installation.

Contact Us

If you require any further help or advice then please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 0247 759 4588.

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