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Flat roof installation

Felt roofs

Use Thompsons Roofing & Lead Specialists in Blyth for all your felt roofing needs. Felt Roof installers in Blyth and in easy reach of Newcastle, Cramlington, Bedlington, Ashington, Morpeth, Ponteland, Whitley Bay, North Shields, Gosforth and Jesmond.

A popular choice

Felt is a common and popular choice for flat roofs and sheds, and with a range of advantages, this is not surprising. Professional advice and installation will help it withstand the elements and increase its longevity.

Rooftop with covered chimneys

Used for over 100 years

Felt roofing has been used for over 100 years and is ideal for smaller roofs or to protect garden sheds and outbuildings. Made from a mixture of ingredients including sand, fibrous membrane and bitumen, there are a few varieties that can be applied in two different ways. Which one we recommend will depend on the size and type of your project. A good quality felt, professionally applied and well-maintained, can last up to 30 years.

Roofer preparing part of bitumen roofing felt roll for melting by gas heater torch flame

Advantages of using felt

The advantages of using felt for your roof are:

It’s cost-effective – costs can vary depending on the type of felt you use, and the method of application.

Requires little maintenance – just keep it clear of leaves and debris, and fix any leaks as soon as possible.

Many roof felts can be recycled at the end of their lifespan.

It’s easy to repair –minor damage can be addressed using sealant and weatherproof paint.

Other options to consider

Although felt roofs have many advantages, it is not as durable as many other roofing options, and is likely to require more repair work and eventual replacement. Although it is easy to repair, the repairs can make it look scruffy over time and reduce its aesthetic appeal. Sunlight causes the oils in the felt to dry out, causing it to become brittle and lose its ability to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations.

flat roof with roofing and fencing
Closeup of Rolls of new black roofing felt or bitumen

Are you thinking of using felt for your roof?

Contact Thompsons Roofing & Lead Specialists in Blyth to discuss your felt roofing options. We also install and repair rubber roofs.

01670 462307

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