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What is the difference between felt, shingles and EPDM roofing?

Updated: Feb 11

Roofing felt is supplied in rolls and is cut to fit the roof then tacked into place; it is cost effective but not best suited to more stylish buildings or those with a large flat roof. Timber buildings in our economy range come with free felt roofing as standard and it is an optional extra on most other buildings. Shingles are made from the same material as roofing felt, but they are cut into shaped panels that resemble tiles or traditional timber shingles.

Shingles are stuck in place (using the double sided tape they are supplied with) then tacked into the roof. They are recommended for more expensive and stylish buildings as they simply look more in keeping than roofing felt. Shingles are listed as astandard with our buildings on pitched roofs.

EPDM roof covering is essentially a large sheet of black rubber that is stretched across the entire building roof. It is the most watertight of all the roof coverings that MMGS supply, but it should only be used on buildings and garages with a flat roof. Each product within the website is shown with the recommended roof type, but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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