If you are looking for replacement shed roofing to refresh your shed, it will pay to choose an EPDM shed roof repair kit.
Whilst most sheds come supplied with a felt roof membrane, EPDM rubber is a much more suitable replacement roof covering. Traditional shed felt only has a life expectancy of 4 years, so it will quickly deteriorate due to UV light. This means the roof will need replacing much sooner than the timber of the actual shed does. This is not the case for EPDM.
Using EPDM for your Shed Roof
A long lasting and highly durable alternative to felt, EPDM is designed for longevity and has a life expectancy of up to 50 years when used for shed roof repair. Because of this durability and weather resistance, it is worth upgrading any shed or summer house roof with EPDM rubber. This will ensure your shed remains in better condition for longer.
As sheds and outbuildings are detached from the main property, they do not normally need to comply to building regulations. Due to this, the EPDM rubber roofing you use for your shed roof will not need to carry a BBA certificate required for structures that have to comply with building regulations. Our Skyguard EPDM Rubber Membrane is identical to our ClassicBond One Piece EPDM System in terms of thickness and specification. The only difference is that it does not carry the BBA certificate needed when installing on structures such as extensions and garage roofs. This means we can offer it at a more cost-effective price.
The Benefits of Using EPDM for Shed Roofing Repair
Some of the benefits of EPDM include:
- Up to 50-year life expectancy
- No rot, blistering, cracking
- No maintenance required
- UV stable
- Environmentally friendly
How to Replace the Felt on a Shed Roof
EPDM rubber will breathe life back into a shed which has suffered from a damaged felt roof and unlike other materials, it will not need replacing every few years.
To replace the felt on your shed roof, you will need:
- Skyguard Rubber Membrane (Allow 100mm to 200mm extra on all edges)
- Water Based Deck Adhesive
- Timber fascias/barge boards
- A tape measure
- A paint roller
- A soft broom
Lay the rubber membrane sheet on the roof, ensuring overhang is equal on all edges. Leave the rubber to relax for 20 minutes.
Roll or fold the rubber membrane back half-way.
Apply the deck adhesive using the paint roller to the roof deck a small area at a time.
Lay the sheet in to the adhesive, working back down the roof.
Brush out any creases or air bubbles with the soft broom.
To fix the membrane around the perimeter of the shed roof, timber fascia/barge boards will be needed. However, in most cases, the existing fascias/barge boards will be able to be reused.
For more detailed instructions and diagrams, please see our shed roofing installation guide.