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Roofing Options for your Summerhouse - some helpful information.

Roofing Options for your Summerhouse - some helpful information.

Published by Sally Bradley on 2nd Feb 2019

All of our log cabins for sale come with lots of optional extras available depending on the manufacturer, including our exceptional roof and floor insulation kits. One of the most important optional extras for the majority of our customers is deciding which roofing material to go for to best protect their log cabin investment. For that reason this blog post focuses entirely on the roofing materials we have available.

Shingle tiles

Bitumen shingle tiles are available from all our manufacturers and offer an impressive 25 years of protection. Shingle tiles are our recommending roofing option for all our summerhouses and log cabins with either an apex or pyramid roof. This is simply because they are great value for money, offer premium protection and are easy to fit. For buildings with a low pitch such as the Oxfordshire log cabin we do recommended a roll our felt underlay to go on before the shingle tiles. This just ensures that no leaks occur by making sure that in particular bad weather and windy conditions rain water cannot go up under the shingle tiles and penetrate the roof boards.

Colours available depend on the log cabin manufacturer and offer a great opportunity to add some colour and personality to your new log cabin.

Lasita Maja - black, red and green rectangular shape

Palmako - black, red, green and brown rectangular shape

Eurovudas - black, red, green and grey rectangular or hexagonal shingle tiles.

Eurovudas Shingle Tile Options

              Lugarde Prima Andrea Shingle Tiles

EPDM Rubber Roofing

We are pleased to now be able to offer EPDM on all our pent roof and flat roof buildings. Used in the commercial industry for over 50 years, EPDM is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that will keep your building water tight and protected for 40 plus years. EPDM comes in a grey/black rubber that is applied to your timber building in one piece so there are no joins to worry about.  Our team of Norfolk Log Cabin Installers, and our third party installations teams are all highly trained in the fitting of EPDM roofing.  You can find out more information on our new EPDM product on our news article here.  

Another option for pent roof buildings is our black roll out felt, the major drawback of this option is that it typically only has a 5 year life span on average before it will need to be replaced. To give a better look some customers with pent roofs opt to combine roll out felt with shingle tiles due to the color options available, which is particularly useful if you want your log cabin to blend in with other buildings or to stand out as a feature in your garden.

You can come and view all of our available roofing options for yourself at our Norfolk, Log Cabin Display Site in East Dereham.  We are conveniently located on  the grounds of Dereham Football Club, Aldiss Park in Dereham just off the A47.  Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your roofing options with us over the telphone then please do give us a call on 01362 470075 and we would be happy to help you.