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Felt Flat Roofing / Torch-On Roofing Felt Hertfordshire

Flat Roofs

Felt Flat Roofing for your Home in Watford, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamstead

Sometimes referred to as tar paper, felt roofing consists of a thick grade of paper that is coated with a layer of tar to help make it waterproof. It is referred to as roofing felt because it was traditionally made from cloth rather than paper. Modern felt is usually a shiny black colour and somewhat resembles wet tar. 


More about felt flat roofs

Torch-on felt – is a bitumen-coated felt supplied on a roll. As it is rolled out, a large blowtorch is used to melt the bitumen, bonding it to the roof. It is the most economical option, but also the least durable – the minimum guarantee is ten years – and it can be easily damaged. It comes in a very limited range of finishes, and repairs can be unsightly, so is best used on roofs that will be hidden from view.

Advantages of a Felt Roof

While it can be tempting for homeowners to skip laying felt, doing so can ultimately affect the longevity of the roof. Since this material provides an added layer of protection against moisture, failing to add roofing felt could result in damage to the rafters or eaves over time. These components could end up being very costly to repair, which means that tar paper often saves homeowners a great deal of money in the long run. Other advantages to felt roofing include:

  • Shingles that lay flatter, thereby providing a more professional finished look
  • Makes the roof’s surface safer for contractors to walk on
  • Can improve the overall fire rating of a home
  • Provides a minimum amount of protection should the shingles blow off at a later time
  • Do not absorb water, so reduces the odds of damage to attic spaces
  • Takes very little time to install
  • Does not bubble or warp when exposed to high winds
10-30 Yrs

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