Felt roofing is an incredibly popular option for shed roofs. It’s affordable, easy to install, and provides excellent protection against the elements. Plus, it looks great too! Whether you’re an experienced DIYer or a complete beginner, felt roofing is straightforward enough that you can do it yourself in no time at all. Read on to find out how! 

What You'll Need 

Before you get started, make sure you have everything you need. You’ll need felt roofing (enough to cover your entire shed), nails (½ inch galvanised nails are ideal), a hammer, adhesive, and protective gloves and goggles. If your shed is particularly large or complex, then consider investing in additional tools such as a ladder and/or stapler. 

Installing Your Felt Roofing 

Once you have all the necessary materials and tools gathered, it’s time to start installing the felt roofing. Begin by removing any existing roofing material from the shed. Check for any damage or weak spots before continuing. Then use the adhesive to stick your first sheet of felt onto the base of the shed and hammer in place along the edges with the nails. Make sure each nail is about 1-2 inches away from each edge of the sheet for maximum stability. Continue until your entire roof has been covered with felt sheets. To prevent water pooling along ridges or joints, use adhesive strips between overlapping pieces of felt instead of nailing them together directly. 

Finishing Touches 

Once all the felt sheets are in place and securely nailed down (or adhered), inspect your work carefully for any signs of gaps or holes. If necessary use some more adhesive here too to ensure they stay put even during strong winds or storms! Finally trim off any excess material along edges so that everything looks neat and tidy – plus this will also help reduce wind resistance too!  


Felt roofing is an excellent choice for most sheds due to its affordability and ease-of-installation; plus it can look very attractive when done properly too! Follow our simple instructions above and you'll be able to felt a shed roof like a pro in no time at all - giving you peace of mind that your shed (and all its contents) will be protected from rain, snow, wind and other harsh weather conditions for many years to come! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get felting today!