Shed Roofing Materials
Whether you want to win “Shed of the Year 2023”, or just keep your gardening tools dry, the material you choose for your shed roof could make all the difference. As well as being lightweight, durable, and cost-effective, the shed roof covering yo...
Whether you want to win “Shed of the Year 2023”, or just keep your gardening tools dry, the material you choose for your shed roof could make all the difference. As well as being lightweight, durable, and cost-effective, the shed roof covering you choose needs to be easy to install.
We’re proud to work with top shed roofing manufacturers to offer you a hand-picked range of high-quality shed roof coverings. These include classic shed roof felt, economical bitumen roofing sheets, gorgeous tile-effect sheets, lightweight roof shingles and more.
No matter your style, you’re sure to find a shed roofing material to suit your budget and personal taste when you shop at Roofing Megastore. What’s more, our whole shed roofing range has been designed to be installed by DIYers with minimal fuss, and no special tools are required.
Shed Roof Coverings: Things to Consider
Weight, reliability, and initial cost are three of the most important factors you’ll need to consider when buying shed roof materials. You should also keep ease of installation in mind, as how simple your chosen material is to fit yourself will decide whether you need any extra tools or a helping hand to do the job.
Due to their lightweight timber construction, most garden sheds are not strong enough to support a heavy roofing material. This is why lightweight options such as bitumen, felt, or metal are so popular as shed roofing. The amount of weight your shed roof can support will of course vary, but the vast majority will be sturdy enough to support one of our shed roof coverings.
It’s important to check the weight per square metre when choosing a shed roofing material. This will allow you to calculate how much weight your shed roof will place on the structure as a whole, and give you the confidence to know your shed will support the weight of its new roof.
Garden sheds take a battering year-round in Britain. Therefore, the shed roof covering you choose will need to be able to handle heavy rain, strong winds, and much more. This makes the strength of your chosen shed roofing an absolute necessity.
Bitumen, plastic, and metal are all incredibly tough roofing materials. Our shed roof coverings have been designed not only to resist fierce winds and rain, but also exposure to UV rays and extreme temperatures. All whilst requiring virtually no maintenance throughout their decades-long lifespans.
Garden sheds are inexpensive yet highly resilient and important structures in our homes. That’s why it’s important that your shed roofing material shares these qualities. Thanks to their light weight and simple design, our range of materials for shed roofs take no time at all to fit, saving on labour costs if you choose to hire a professional.
We offer shed roofing options to suit any budget and requirement. Our prices start as low as £5 per square metre for cost-effective bitumen roofing sheets, or rolls of shed roof felt. Plus, all our shed roof materials boast a life expectancy of at least 15 years, so you know your shed roof will offer solid protection and stay looking beautiful for years to come.
Types of Shed Roofing Materials
Now that you’ve had time to think about the qualities you’ll require from your shed roof, it’s time to choose your material. Whether you’d like the convenience and quick installation of roofing sheets, or the eye-catching aesthetic of roof tiles or shingles, you’re sure to find an option to suit your budget and property.
Shed Roofing Sheets
Few shed roofing materials are as quick and easy to fit as shed roofing sheets. We’re proud to offer a diverse selection of fantastic roofing sheets for sheds to suit any budget. Our range includes ever-popular bitumen sheets, incredibly tough metal roof sheets, fibre cement, and more. Each of these lightweight options is ideal for covering lightweight timber structures such as shed roofs.
Corrugated bitumen roof sheets are by far our customers’ favourite material for protecting their sheds. Starting at just £5 per square metre, and weighing as little as 5kg per sheet, bitumen cannot be beaten on price or ease of installation. Plus, thanks to their incredibly lightweight construction, there are few sheds around that cannot support their weight. By far the easiest way to get a bitumen shed roof project started is to use a corrugated shed roof kit, which will calculate everything you need quickly.
If you’re looking to protect a larger shed or garden outbuilding, we’d recommend metal roofing sheets. Crafted from lightweight galvanised steel, these steel roofing sheets are incredibly tough, and available in a selection of colours and profiles. These include sturdy corrugated sheets, gorgeous tile-effect sheets and more. You’ll also enjoy a choice of optional coatings which offer further protection.
Shed Roof Shingles
Roof shingles are another highly popular shed roofing material. Shingles allow you to achieve an iconic, classic aesthetic on your garden shed. With shingles made from bituminous felt, metal, and real cedar wood to choose from, you’re sure to find shed roof shingles to suit your personal taste and your property perfectly.
Felt shingles are highly cost-effective and offer a bold aesthetic. They’re available in a myriad of styles, including hexagonal and abstract patterns. You’ll also have a range of vibrant colours to choose from that will age beautifully across their lifetime. Perfect for homeowners who want their shed to stand out.
Or, if you’d rather your garden shed sat naturally amongst the trees and its natural surroundings, cedar shingles could be ideal. Crafted from knot-free heartwood, these wooden roof shingles are naturally resistant to adverse weather and are highly sustainable. You could also use them as siding for your shed or garden building, for a truly unique look.
Finally, metal shingles are a shed roof covering that offers a clean, crisp finish that doesn’t compromise on strength or reliability. Available in a range of colours and finishes, we’ve got metal roof shingles to suit any style. What’s more, their light weight makes them easy to install and perfect for shed roofs.
Shed Roof Tiles
No other shed roofing material offers the elegance and timeless appearance of roof tiles. As well as blending in seamlessly with your home, modern roof tiles are very easy to install thanks to innovations in design and their incredibly lightweight construction.
Plastic roof tiles are perfectly suited to both small and large shed roofs. Weighing as little as 12kg per square metre, they require minimal structural support and are easy to fit for DIYers. Plus, thanks to their wonderful slate effect finish, you’ll be able to enjoy the iconic appearance of natural slate at a fraction of the cost.
For a choice of other profiles, consider our metal roof tiles. They are just as lightweight as those made from plastic but with added durability. What’s more, they’re available in a much wider variety of colours, finishes and shapes. These include traditional pantile, plain tile and more.
Shed Roof Felt
If your garden shed features a flat or pitched roof, then you should definitely consider shed roofing felt. Specially designed for lightweight timber structures that cannot support other materials, this form of felt roofing is ideal. What’s more, shed roof felt is very easy to install and incredibly cost-effective.
Costing just a few pounds per square metre, there’s no better option for homeowners on a tight budget. Shed roofing felt offers a weatherproof seal, protecting against wind, rain, and unwanted pests. With a lifespan of over a decade, your shed will be safe and looking smart for years to come.
Shed Roofing Membranes
Specially designed for sheds with flat or low-pitched roofs, EPDM shed roof membranes are a simple, yet incredibly durable shed roofing material. Manufactured from hard-wearing EPDM, this rubber roofing membrane offers a clean finish along with fantastic resistance to UV light and adverse weather.
What’s more, these membranes can be used on unique shed roofs such as single-sloped roofs with a very low pitch. This is thanks to the quick water run-off afforded by the high tensile rubber material, which prevents pooling water or resting debris.
Have More Questions About Our Shed Roof Coverings?
Whatever your question, our award-winning team is here to help. Simply use the online live chat or call 01295 565 565 to have your questions answered. We’ll help you select the perfect shed roof for your needs and will ensure you have all the necessary ancillaries to complete your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Best Shed Roofing Material?
When buying a shed roof, you should pay particular attention to the weight, longevity, and cost. You should also ensure that the material is easy to fit, otherwise you’ll need to account for the additional cost of a skilled tradesperson and specialist tools.
There are several popular shed roofing materials that are lightweight, durable and economical. These include roofing sheets, shingles, tiles, and membranes. Whilst they can vary in price, they will each last in excess of 15 years with minimal maintenance.
Lightest Shed Roofing
Weighing only 5kg each, bitumen roofing sheets are very lightweight. This makes them easy to handle during installation and reduces the strain placed on your garden shed. Despite them being lightweight, they are able to withstand strong winds if adequately fixed.
Toughest Shed Roofing
Guaranteed for up to 40 years, metal roof tiles are by far the most durable shed roofing material. This is due to their steel core and granular coating working together to prevent corrosion and withstand impact from falling debris.
Cheapest Shed Roofing
At approximately £5 per square meter, bitumen roof sheets are the most cost-effective shed roofing material. Despite their low cost, they offer an impressive lifespan of 15 years and can be easily fitted by homeowners with only a hammer and handsaw being required.
What Wood is Used for Shed Roofs?
In most cases, plywood is the most suitable material to board a shed roof. This is due to its impact resistance and ability to withstand damp conditions. 18mm plywood is ideal but ensure it is suitable for exterior use.
Plywood is also recommended for the floor of your shed. This must be at least 18mm plywood and should also be suitable for exterior use. Some homeowners also choose to place a damp-proof membrane beneath their shed for added protection.