How Do You Secure Felt Paper To A Roof?

How Do You Secure Felt Paper To A Roof?

How Do You Secure Felt Paper To A Roof?

The process of installing roof felt or securing felt paper to a roof is simply by following the six steps below;

1. Prepare Your Roof Surface.

Thorough preparation is essential when installing felt on a flat roof project, such as a shed or even your home, to ensure the quality, finish, and overall success of your finished felt roof.

To begin, any deck surface you intend to apply roofing felt must be moisture-resistant. When working on an existing roof, remove any old or current roofing felt, adhesives, and projections, such as nails and screws.

Check that the deck is dry and that any roofing felt is layered on a moisture-tolerant surface. Examine wood surfaces for signs of decay as well as moisture – dry out, repair, or replace as needed.

2. Lay Down The First Underlay Felt Layer.

The felt underlay roof material will be the first layer to be installed on the deck.

Roof Giant offers a variety of flat roofing felt underlay products and membranes that, depending on the product, provide many benefits, such as great stability, tear resistance, and impermeability to water and water vapor.

Begin by rolling out the felt and accurately aligning it before cutting it to size with the CMS Retractable Trimming Knife or a similar knife or cutting implement from our Roofing Tools range.

Once your sheet has been cut and properly aligned, use our Samac Clout Nails to nail it to the roof, hammering your nails sporadically or at 75mm intervals and, most importantly, avoiding the extremities of the roof edge, as we’ll need to add a second layer over the top in the following steps.

3. Lay Down The Second Underlay Felt Layer.

The goal of applying the second layer of underlay is to bond it to the first layer with a suitable adhesive.

When installing this layer, avoid joints in the same location as your first underfelt layer and cut it to size, carefully following any corresponding instructions to ensure the highest quality and most reliable adhesion.

After it has been laid down on your roof surface, it will need to settle for some time to prevent air pockets and allow creases to be smoothed out. The best way to achieve brilliant adhesion is to apply your adhesive gradually, rolling on your second underlay layer in sections.

4. Apply The Top Bonded Felt Layer.

Using the same glue procedure, bind the top layer, or mineral cover layer, to the second layer.

5. Install Necessary Edging.

Include any edge flashing and verges to prevent rain from driving over the edge of the roof and causing damage. You can also add fascia board upstands and arris rails where two fascia boards meet.

6. Add The Finishing Touches.

Inspect your completed roof for spots that require extra work, such as filling gaps or doing more adhesive touch-ups. Roof Flex Solar Reflective Paint may also waterproof and protect asphalt, felt, and metal roofs from UV and heat aging by brushing it onto a suitable surface.

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