The old felt roof was leaking and in need of replacing
One of our latest jobs has been removing the old felt from a garage and replacing it.
The old felt lasted over 15 years, and as the average life span of felt roofing is about 10-20 years, it served its purpose for long enough.
When the felt starts to show old age is can leak water into the garage from areas that have weathered and split but also there may be joints that have come apart, broken flashings, or cracks in the surface.
The photo above shows the roof without felt ready to be recovered and below it shows the felt being placed on top ready to be cut to size.Felt roofs are cheaper than other flat roof surfaces as the work can be carried out quicker and the felt is a cheaper material, so keeps costs to a minimum.
Putting new felt on the roof
The picture below shows the final stage having added drainage and made final checks.