Felt Roofing Truro
We repair and install felt roofing in Truro and the surrounding areas of Cornwall to the highest of standards. We are approved contractors and are experienced in installing a range of felt roofing systems from brands including Tecnatorch, SIGnature and Garland. Our company has over 5 decades of industry experience, as well as the credentials and skills required to fit roofs on both residential and commercial premises. Moreover, we are members of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Ltd and SMAS. Therefore, you can have complete confidence that you are in receipt of exceptional solutions.
Whether you are based in St Austell, Falmouth, St Ives, Penzance, Bodmin, or Newquay, choose us for durable products and fittings. Get in touch today to arrange a no-obligation estimate.
What Is Felt Roofing?
Felt roofing is a one of the oldest types of roofing. When the founder first started the business over 50 years ago, they would lay pour and roll, a system where you heat up the bitumen in a pot, pour it onto the surface and lay a membrane over the top. While there are a few companies that still do this, it has since been modernised and made safer with the torch on felt.
Torch on felt is a bitumen imbedded into a membrane with either a sanded or mineral finish.
The system can consist of 2 or 3 layers; a perforated underlay, a sanded underlay and then a mineral finish.
Felt roofing has been used for many years and we would always recommend this being the first option when replacing a roof. Time has proven that felt is incredibly reliable when installed correctly.
Felt Roofing Installation
Firstly, you need to prepare the roof. Whether this be priming the existing surface if the joist, decking and any other woodwork is in a good condition, or installing new 18mm sterling board decking.
You then install a sanded underlay and then the mineral finish.
A perforated underlay may be installed if there is a chance of movement on the joints or if you have a warm roof.
If you decide you would like a warm roof installed, it is recommended to use 120mm insulation, this will comply with building regulations.
Roofing Felt Underlay
Roofing felt underlay is a fundamental component of our roof fittings. The underlay is a water resistant material that we can apply directly to the roofing deck, forming the first layer of roofing material. Not only does this underlay improve the performance of the roof in withstanding wind and harsh weather, but it improves moisture resistance and reflects UV rays.
Felt Roofing Tiles
Felt roofing tiles, or felt shingles, are a widely used, classic option for vertical cladding and roofing. They are ideal for use on outbuildings, as we can secure the tiles to a wooden surface. We can source and install roof tiles in several sizes, colours and shapes and many options are self adhesive, making for an efficient and seamless fitting. Moreover, roof shingles are resistant to harsh weather, durable and can be used on buildings that are both classic and modern in design.
Whether your summer house, garden shed, or hot tub canopy needs tiling, we can assist you. We can source shingles in both square butt and hexagonal shapes to meet your requirements.