Shingles For Roofing
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What Are Roof Shingles?
They are a special type of roof covering made from asphalt/bitumen. Their main purpose is to waterproof your roof and in this way they are similar to the more traditional shed felt. They are, however, much better quality, thicker, they will last a lot longer and because they come in a wide range of colours and styles, felt roof shingles are a more attractive way to finish off your roof.
Roofing shingles enable you to cover an area quickly and easily, unlike slate roof tiles or cedar shingles, and our range of cheap roof shingles makes them an economical choice for all DIY projects. For all these reasons shingles have become very popular for roofing in the UK. Visit our Products Page for prices
How Felt Roof Shingles Are Made
Made by coating a fibreglass mat with high quality bitumen, the upper face is then covered with small coloured stones and the rear with an extra layer of adhesive bitumen (Shield range only). The shingles are then cut into the required shape and size. The finished product is usually 1m wide by around 30cm deep. They are then wrapped into packs and stacked onto a pallet ready for collection.
The most popular shapes are square/rectangle and hexagonal but we also have some more unusual shapes such as the scalloped beaver tail Biber products.
Roofing shingles are perfect for a number of uses ranging from sheds, log cabins and summerhouses through to residential and industral applications. They should be applied to a full timber roof. They work best on apex roofs but they can also be used on pent as long as the pitch is high enough. The Shield range can also be used on nearly vertical surfaces.
To find out more about how to shingle a roof please see our Instructions Page
We are suppliers of IKO shingles for roofing. IKO are market leaders across the World, and we are very happy to offer their products for sale in the UK. Click on the following link to find out more About Us & IKO Roofing Shingles