Wondering how to felt a shed roof? You have come to the right place. Often, the last part of the puzzle when building a shed, felting a shed roof cannot be rushed. It must be done safely and correctly.

If you are building a shed from scratch, see our blog on how to build a shed for expert tips and advice.

We will take you through a step-by-step guide on not only how to felt a shed roof but what materials and equipment you will need. Thankfully, felting a shed roof isn't the hardest of tasks, but just like everything, can go wrong if not done properly.

Now, get your notebook out as our timber experts at Harlow Bros take you through the steps towards felting a shed roof.


What Materials & Tools will you need?

Before you get underway with the felting, it's important to understand and gather all necessary materials & tools. When it comes to materials & tools, you will need:

Once you have collected these items, you can get started in felting your shed roof.


Felting a Shed Roof

Step 1: To get started, prepare the roof for felting. If you are felting an already built shed, use a hammer remove the old felting and fascia boards. New or old, this step applies to both and is very important, we advise you to inspect your roof for any potential damage, as if there is and you proceed with the felting, it can lead to even more damage and things having to be replaced.

Step 2: Once you know what you're working with, measure the width and length of your room. Then, cut your felting into reasonable sections, allowing 2-3 inches on the edges to be measured for overlap.

Step 3: Apply the first layer of felt, starting at the bottom edge of the roof, unroll the felt and position it so that it overhangs the edges of the roof by about 2 inches. After you've done this, use your nails to secure the felt, spacing them around 6 inches apart. Ensure that the felt is smooth and not trapping any air.

Step 4: Next, add the second layer of felt, overlapping the first layer by 4-6 inches. Next, nail or staple the top edge of the second layer as done before, then secure the overlapping section with nails, keeping them fairly spaced out.

Tip: Don't forget to cover the ridge, cut a piece of felt big enough to cover the entire ridge, securing it with nails.

Step 5, The Final Checks: Once done felting your sheds roof, carefully check your work and look for holes, gaps and possible missing nails.

Once you are satisfied with your felting, using a knife, cut off the extra felt and then pack up.

If you're wondering how to felt a shed roof without nails, include adhesive underneath your felt as a hold instead of nails. You can also use adhesive WITH nails for an extra sturdy finish.


Source your roofing materials from Harlow Bros

When it comes to sourcing roofing materials for your shed, there's a reason why Harlow Bros is a highly rated UK timber merchant. Our world-class team of roofing experts is always ready to assist with your project, so feel free to reach out with any questions about our products or your specific requirements.

From OSB roofing boards, roofing battens and other essential supplies, we have everything you need to complete your roofing project.