Lean-to Roofing Materials
Whether you're looking to protect your car from the sun or keep your logs dry throughout winter, a simple lean-to roof could be ideal. Unlike other structures, a lean-to requires few materials to construct and little knowledge. You can also use a wid...
Whether you're looking to protect your car from the sun or keep your logs dry throughout winter, a simple lean-to roof could be ideal. Unlike other structures, a lean-to requires few materials to construct and little knowledge. You can also use a wide variety of different roofing materials on a lean-to roof, including synthetic tiles, corrugated sheets and more.
Lean-to roofs can be either free-standing or adjoined to a building. Making it ideal for a variety of applications and locations, including small residential areas and larger countryside retreats. The variety of roofing materials available then provides you with an option to suit any accompanying building's style or surrounding environment. All whilst keeping the overall cost of your project low.
When building a lean-to, you have a variety of roofing materials to choose from. Each has been hand-picked by our team to be lightweight, easy to install and cost-effective. These materials include a range of tiles, sheets, and shingles perfectly suited for a lean-to roof.
Typically manufactured from a mixture of either plastic or metal, our synthetic roof tiles are perfectly suited for small lean-to structures. Despite being designed to mimic traditional slate and concrete tiles, these tiles weigh as little as 7kg per square meter. They can, therefore, be installed onto either battened or boarded roofs whilst offering a life expectancy in excess of 40 years.
With a choice of either plastic, bitumen or metal, our roofing sheets provide superb coverage and can, therefore, be installed quickly. The choice of materials allows you to achieve the desired finishes, whether you want to allow light through or not. Dependent upon the material chosen, these roofing sheets can be used on both battened and boarded roofs. They then offer a lifespan between 15 and 40 years.
Made from either felt or metal, these roof shingles are perfectly suited for lean-to roofs. This is they can be easily installed onto a battened or boarded roof by both qualified tradespeople and handy homeowners. Roof shingles are also lightweight at as little as 8.5kg per square meter and available in a choice of styles. Once installed, they will typically adorn your roof for in excess of 15 years.
Have More Questions About Our Lean-to Roofing Materials?
Whatever your question, our knowledgeable and friendly team are here to help. Simply use the online chat or call 01295 565 565 to have your questions answered. They will be able to suggest the best option for your project as well as help you calculate exactly what you'll need. All whilst keeping the cost of your project low.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Lean-to / Pent Roof?
A lean-to is a single-slopped roof often used for small to medium sized shelters. Unlike a traditional apex roof, a lean-to roof requires few fittings and a minimal structure. This makes it considerably cheaper to construct than other structures.
Whilst a lean-to or pent roof is easy to construct, you are somewhat limited on the materials you can use. This is particularly if it is a timber structure with little support for heavy roofing materials, such as concrete or clay tiles. For this reason you will want to use lightweight alternatives to traditional roofing.
What is the Minimum Pitch of a Lean-to Roof?
When building a pent roof, you will typically want a pitch of 12 degrees or more. This will allow you to use a variety of different materials, such as synthetic roof tiles and shingles.
Pitch is the angle of your roof. If a roof's angle is too low, water will not be able to run off and capillary action may occur. This could lead to bowing or, in some circumstances, leaks from occurring.