Garage Roof Materials
Gone are the days when a garage would simply be used to park our cherished cars. Instead, over half of British homeowners now choose to use their garage to store other household items. From camping equipment to family bikes, our garages are now as cr...
Gone are the days when a garage would simply be used to park our cherished cars. Instead, over half of British homeowners now choose to use their garage to store other household items. From camping equipment to family bikes, our garages are now as crucial for storage as our attics once were.
It is, therefore, crucial that your garage is well maintained and the items stored within are protected from the harsh British weather. This all begins with your garage roof, which is all too often the primary cause of water ingress, low temperatures, and poor ventilation.
If your existing garage roofing material is resulting in nightmare leaks, annoying condensation, or any other issue – we’ve got everything you’ll need to undertake a garage roof replacement. From garage roof sheets that offer unrivalled strength to garage roof tiles that add a touch of tradition, our vast range is certain to meet your needs.
Your Choice of Garage Roofing
Garage Roof Sheets
From cost-effective bitumen sheets to gorgeous tile-effect panels, we have garage roofing sheets to suit every budget and style. Each of our options have been hand-picked for reliability, with many offering up to 40 year’s life expectancy. These sheets are fantastically quick and easy to fit yourself, making them perfect for minimizing disruption caused by your garage roof replacement.
Garage Roof Tiles
Whether you prefer the tradition of concrete and clay tiles or welcome the innovation of composite and plastic slates, our range of garage roofing tiles are sure to meet your needs. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers such as Marley, Sandtoft, and Tapco to offer something for every budget and taste. They can take a little longer to fit but add an extra touch of curb appeal.
Garage Roof Membranes
If you garage has a flat roof, then neither sheets or tiles will be suitable. Instead, you’ll need to use a garage EPDM roof membrane that’s been specially designed to withstand the unique challenges of a flat roof. You’ll find everything you need to complete your garage roof replacement, including a choice of membrane thicknesses and complete selection of accessories.
Our Garage Roofing Advice
We understand that buying roofing materials can be a daunting experience. So, we’ve published a selection of useful guides for anybody replacing their garage roof or experiencing an issue with their garage. From choosing your material to maximising insulation, these will help you maintain your garage and protect the items stored within.
Have Questions About Garage Roofing?
If you’ve got more questions about garage roof sheets, tiles, or membranes – get in touch with our award-winning team! You can reach them by calling 01295 565 565 or using our online chat. They’ll help you choose the ideal materials for your project whatever your needs and budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does a Garage Roof Replacement Cost?
The cost of replacing your existing garage roofing is dependent upon the materials you choose and whether you’ll be fitting them yourself. That said, you can expect to spend anywhere between £10 - £30 per square meter in most circumstances.
For those on a low budget, you’ll love our Onduline Bitumen Roof Sheets. Despite being very lightweight, they can withstand tough weather. Therefore, they are great for boarded roofs on small to medium sized garages.
If you’ve got a little more to spend, you may want to consider our Corotile Metal Roof Sheet. Made from 0.45mm steel, it’s designed to imitate traditional tiles. So, it provides you with a stunning finish whilst being quick to fit.
How Long Does It Take to Replace a Garage Roof?
Naturally, the amount of time needed for a full garage roof replacement is determined by the materials used. Other factors such as the size and type of roof will also have an impact. But you can expect it to take between 1 – 2 days in most scenarios.
The quickest materials to fit are roof sheets. This is as they can each cover a few square meters and are simply overlapped. If you’ve got the necessary tools and are confident with DIY, you may even be able to fit them yourself with minimal fuss.
Roof tiles are a little more challenging to fit due to them offering little coverage and requiring more fixings. Because of this, it’s often best to hire a qualified roofer who is familiar with aspects such as the batten spacing, roof pitch, and more.
What Are the Best Materials for a Garage Roof?
With such a variety of materials available, choosing your garage roofing material can prove confusing. But when choosing the ideal material for you, simply consider three things – convenience, durability, and aesthetic.
Roof sheets are without doubt far easier and quicker to fit than either tiles or membranes. This is as you’ll need fewer individual parts and virtually no specialist equipment is required. Roof sheets are also less prone to water ingress due to them having fewer points in which two materials overlap. Dependent upon the type of sheet used, there could be only a couple of joins per square meter.
The durability of your roofing material is dictated by the material used. Naturally, hardier materials such as concrete, steel, and rubber offer lifespans more than 25 years. Weaker materials, such as bitumen, offer a reduced lifespan of roughly 15 years. If you’re looking for a long-term solution that provides ultimate strength, take a look at either corrugated or tile-effect steel sheets.
Roof tiles offer unrivalled aesthetic for most, especially if you’re looking to match your garage to your home. But there are now several brilliant alternatives that combine this stylish finish with convenient installation. This includes plastic slates such as the Tapco Synthetic Slate Tile and tile-effect panels such as the Britmet Slate 2000.