Extra durable shed roof

by Cliff Cheeseman
(West Lothian Scotland UK)

I live in West Lothian Scotland.

The winds here are extremly fierce with gusts upto and sometimes over 70 MPH.

I wish to build a small workshop 8 X 12,with a gable roof.

I have noticed thet the large birds (crows/rooks) in this area tend to peck and rip up the felt roofs on my neighbours sheds!

Could you please advise the best type of roof covering in these circumstances?

Thank you
Cliff Cheeseman

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Sep 21, 2011
by: Anonymous

I would also recommend box profile in sheets for your roof with an addition of a roof underlay. This will stop you having any problems with condensation.

Dec 04, 2009
Corrugated metal for shed roofs
by: John - Admin

The other material to consider is the corrugated metal sheets that are used on farm and industrial buildings. As well as the sheeting you will require a ridge piece and trimming pieces for the edge and sides. This can be fitted over a standard shed roof that has been constructed with ply, boards or OSB.

These materials are not commonly available at the big diy stores but look for a local cladding contractor and they may be able to help. The economy of this solution will be how well you establish a rapport with your supplier as the amounts that you are after will amount to offcuts for the type of building that they are commonly involved with.



Dec 04, 2009
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by: GreenBoy


Ok - you may not want this as this will require a stronger roof structure, but man made slates are lighter and equaly durable.

Other options are corrugated plastic / bitument roofing sheets - doesnt look bad and again cant be pecked up easily - just remember to use an edging strip to stop insects and the wind getting in under it.

Hope this helps

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