Re-Roofing a shed


Hi,
Ive just bought my first house and the workshop needs re-roofing, as its got a terrible leak causing it to smell badly inside. Ive measured the roof thats currently on there, and its 5.00m long by 3.35m wide, its pitched in the centre (2.50m either side), but only has a small angle on it. I need to re-roof it as cheap as possible, so decided to do it myself, saying that ive never done it before, but it looks reasonably straight forward. Any idea where to source the materials from? Screwfix, travis perkins or would a local wood merchant be cheaper? Also what type of felt etc would be best to use, bearing in mind that I need it to be cheap, but also last a while. Are there any guides around to show me the best way to re-roof? Are traditional nailed on felt better than pre-adessive? Will I need underlay? Its going to be used as a shed for storing stuff and the Occassional bit of work in there, but mainly it will have my home multi-gym in there and be used most days all year round.
I know there are alot of questions in there, and im probably not too clear, but i basically want to make an ok job of re-roofing my workshop/shed for as cheap as possible. Please help me.
Thanks,
Dave the (poor) fireman
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I used some corrugated sheets 8' x 3', that were made out of a pitched fibre material, having seen it on agricultural sheds, got mine from Wickes at a reasonable cost. Kept my previously damp shed dry the last 2 winters & aired to due to corrugations
Chris
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"David Day" wrote:

If you decide on felt, what you need is heavy duty shed felt which should last for 10 to 15 years. The DIY 'sheds' and builders merchants only seem to stock cheap shed felt (which is useless) or the thick roofing felt for 3 layer flat roofing systems. Either buy thick roofing felt or get some heavy duty shed felt from a local firm that builds sheds. You have two choices for the felt runs, either length ways starting at the sides and finishing over the apex, with enough overlap between the strips to keep water out - you would need either galvanised nails to hold the felt edges together or you can use felt adhesive. Or from side to side running over the apex, in which case it doesn't matter which end you start at. Shed builders usually fold the edges of each join and nail down with wooden spars. This last method looks better and if you visit a shed builder that is how their show sheds will probably be roofed. They don't usually use underlay for shed roofs. As for cost, you can get cheap shed felt for 5 a roll but heavy duty felt will cost about 4 times that.
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"David Day" wrote:

http://www.homebase.co.uk/wcsstore/homebase/assets/ht_erect_shed.pdf Page 6 for length-ways fitting of roofing felt.
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