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Looking to recover my 8x6 shed and summer house roofs, as the old 'paper' felt has perished particularly at corners / folds.
Once I replace the rotten bits of board, I'm wavering as to which route to go. EPDM has good lifetime, but is the most expensive, then Felt shingles - certainly look the best, however, I don't fancy it without installing metal drip edge as they do in the States - the trouble is finding it in the UK. It's commonplace and peanuts in the USA. Any suggestions - has anybody been down the felt shingles or EPDM route? Or should I just go with decent felt on the basis that the sheds are 20 years old already, so the roof lasting another 30 years is pointless.

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Have you considered bitumen roofing sheets?
You can get different profiles and colours.
Not used them but plan to, for replacing a shed roof.
 

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I think it's either EPDM (though looking at nearly £500 for membrane, trims etc) or cheaper option (under £250) of decent 'super' shed felt or felt cap sheet.

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knappers":2byf7af5 said:
I think it's either EPDM (though looking at nearly £500 for membrane, trims etc) or cheaper option (under £250) of decent 'super' shed felt or felt cap sheet.

Simon.
Don't buy the trims. They'll probably cost more than the rubber, and they aren't necessary. You just need a little thought at the edges of the roof to form drips......funnily enough, precisely the job I am doing this afternoon on my bike shed roof. Without the trims, I bet your rubber will cost less than the felt alternatives.
 

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I would be interested to see how you finish the edges... Post up plenty of pics if you can.
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Note sure it's a lot of use, Si, as I have some odd details (such as a lean to extension with a very slightly lower roof) to deal with. Essentially just glue the rubber around a batten in such a way as to form a drip at the lowest oustside edge.
 
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