Roofing Felt is generally used for outbuildings like sheds and lean-tos to provide waterproofing and protection against the elements, though there are other varieties that can be used on other structures between the roof deck and shingles. Here at JJ Roofing Supplies, we stock a variety of different roof felt options that will suit almost any situation.
The different types of Roofing Felt are made from a number of different composites: this can be natural materials, like wood, or synthetic, like polyester. Roof Felt is then often coated with asphalt designed to repel water while still letting the roof felt breathe. Choosing the right roof felt can come down to the function of the felt - if you have any queries send us a message and we’re more than happy to offer advice.
Types of Roof Felt and Accessories
Roof felt has many variations. Top brands include Icopal, Klober and Cromar which each have their own styles and benefits. Whether you need breathable felt, mineral felt, torch-on felt underlay...the options can be quite overwhelming. As well as the different options of felt you’ll also need butt-ends, different application tools, and choice decorative options like different colours.
Generally, roofing felt is very easy to apply. Torch-On roof felt is well-known for its long-lasting durability and for its easy application method. It’s effective to protect against UV rays, hot temperatures and isn’t damaged by ordinary falling debris, like twigs and branches.
Breathable roof felt and membranes (largely known as roofing underlay) allow the movement of air through the material while also protecting against water and environmental damage. The main purpose of breathable roof felt is to tackle condensation and the problems that can cause after consistent condensation.
If you need advice on what roof felt to choose please drop us a message. As well as stockists of roof felt and accessories we’re also roofing experts ourselves. Customer service is our main focus, which is why we’re also big on our 2-3 day fast delivery in the UK.
Benefits of Roof Felt, Why You Should Lay It
Without a doubt, the most significant reason to install roof felt involves its water repellent properties. Installing a layer of felt between the roof decking and outer shingles guarantees a more water-tight seal, whatever the conditions. Felt prevents damage from leaks, rot due to damp, and mould that might appear in cracks.
In particularly cold climates, where you might see regular snow and ice during winter, roof felt is another layer of protection against moisture leaks as the ice and snow thaws. It prevents water from leaking into your residence or shed and maintains great structural integrity for many seasons. In terms of general weather protection, roof felt adds another layer of protection beneath your shingles.
Roof felt also protects the rooftop while you are working on it - while you’re applying an outer layer of shingles felt can protect your exposed timber from the elements.