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Joins in new Felt Roof on Garage

Postby plusfire8 » Mon May 20, 2019 4:48 pm

I have just had my garage roof re-covered with roofing felt by a tradesman.

I was surprised to see that some of the sheets running across the garage had been joined and were not in a single sheet. What I mean is that if the garage is 10 feet wide then he has used an 8 foot length and added a 2.5 foot piece with a 6 inch overlap.

He tells me this is standard practice.If the roll runs out he cuts a piece off the next roll and adds that to reach the edge.

It doesn't look like good practice to me but am I worrying unnecessarily please?
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Postby Makie- » Thu May 23, 2019 9:05 pm

Yes you are worrying. I do this all the time.

Think of it this way. A standard roll is 8 metres long, if the roof is 4 runs at 6 metres each it doesn't make sense to buy and waste two metres on each roll.
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Postby plusfire8 » Fri May 24, 2019 5:28 am

Thanks Makie, that's very reassuring to know that is standard practice.
Many thanks for your time.
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