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I ripped the felt on my new shed roof :(

ManderMander GatesheadPosts: 182
So I bought myself a tiny little garden store shed and finally managed to finish putting it together yesterday. The roof is just a slab of plywood that you're supposed to wrap roof felt around before nailing it to the underside. The instructions were not clear on what to do with the corners and in the process of folding it I managed to rip it a bit. 

Short of buying a new piece of felt and starting over, is there anything I can do to seal it or repair it? I am planning to use some outdoor sealant on the inside corners where the walls meet anyway, just to make it a bit more weatherproof. Could I just squirt some of that into the cracked corner? 

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  • SydRoySydRoy Posts: 166
    Yes. Roof and gutter sealant should fix it.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 3,551
    Use the sealant for now, I can't see why you can't lay a new sheet of felt over the top of the existing one when you get a chance. You can buy small rolls of felt on Ebay/Gumtree etc (the DIY stores tend to stock large rolls that cost a lot of money).
  • Roof and gutter will sort it out or seal the tear with felt adhesive . toolstation or screwfix sell them for under £5 for 1 ltr.  bit too much for small rip but thats the life..
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,475
    edited October 2020
    You could try asking on Freecycle. Someone might have some felt left over. I know I have but nowhere near you though.
  • ManderMander GatesheadPosts: 182
    Well my original plan didn't work as the tube of stuff I intended to use was no good. I guess it's been lurking in the cupboard longer than I thought, so I'll have to go buy a new one. 

    In the meantime I took the roof back off and made my corners a bit neater. I also cut a patch of felt to stick under the ripped part and used the hair dryer to heat it up and stick it together. Hopefully that will do for now! 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 68,176
    Dear @JodyFBehm .... the service offered by your company in Canada seems exceptional ... please send me a quote for the erection of a 6x4 garden shed in Norwich, UK. asap.  
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  • gjautosgjautos BuckinghamshirePosts: 220
    Dear @JodyFBehm .... the service offered by your company in Canada seems exceptional ... please send me a quote for the erection of a 6x4 garden shed in Norwich, UK. asap.  
    😂😂😂
  • LTobyLToby Posts: 177
    Dear @JodyFBehm .... the service offered by your company in Canada seems exceptional ... please send me a quote for the erection of a 6x4 garden shed in Norwich, UK. asap.  
    Would be lovely to hear/share about your Quote on 6x4 if ever you get one ... as I am planning to get one with that size for my garden here in Scotland ... :smile:
    Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 2,330
    @Mander, our sheds have always had a " trim" of narrow wood edging round the edges of the roof after felting. However, I have no idea why!? ....Make it look better/ finished off, allowing water to flow off edges and not into shed? Hubby takes care of that when needed. You're is looking good though 👍
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,706
    I think the edge for the felt is so you can bend the felt down,around and UP so the water does not stay on the felt.

    Im sure there is a proper term for the movement of water but I cant bring it to mind.

    Perhaps Mr Behm could advise.........for a fee of course !
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
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