Felt roofing is a flat roofing system that has been in use for the last 70 years or so. It consists of a base layer of roofing felt, which is then covered with a layer of bitumen, and finished off with a top layer of mineral felt. This system is applied using a torch-on method, which involves melting the bitumen with a torch and bonding it to the roofing felt.
One of the main benefits of felt roofing is its affordability. It is one of the most cost-effective roofing systems available, making it an ideal choice for those on a tight budget. Additionally, felt roofing is durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rain, wind, and snow.
The lifespan of a felt roof can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the quality of the installation, the type of felt used, and the weather conditions it is exposed to. Generally, the lifespan of a felt roof is anywhere from 10 to 15 years. However, there are exceptions, and we have seen many that have lasted for over 25 years.
To ensure that your felt roof lasts as long as possible, it is important to have it installed by a professional roofing company. A good installation is key to the longevity of your roof. Additionally, regular maintenance and inspections can help to identify any issues early on and prevent them from causing serious damage to your roof.
If you are in need of a new felt roofing system, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We offer a no-obligation quote and never charge call-out fees or have hidden costs. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing high-quality roofing services that are tailored to your needs.