Spring is the perfect time to take on new home improvement projects, and one area that often goes overlooked is the garage. Your garage is an essential part of your home, providing valuable storage space and protecting your assets from the elements. However, if it's not properly sealed, it can also be a source of leaks and water damage. That's why making sure your garage is watertight is a great project to start this spring.
A watertight garage not only protects your belongings from water damage, but it can also improve your home's energy efficiency by keeping out drafts and reducing humidity levels. Whether you're dealing with minor leaks or major water intrusion, there are a variety of steps you can take to ensure that your garage is well-sealed and protected from water damage. In this article, we'll explore some of the best ways to make sure your garage roof is as secure and cost effective as possible for a dry, safe and functional space that you'll enjoy for years to come. So why not make it your next spring project and get started today!
There are several garage roof options available on the market, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few we have rounded up for you:
What garage roofing options are there?
Concrete Roof Tiles
Concrete roof tiles are a popular choice for garage roofs in the UK. They are durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of up to 50 years. They come in a variety of colours and styles, so you can choose the one that best matches the rest of your home. However, concrete roof tiles can be very heavy and require a strong roof structure to support them.
Slate Roof Tiles
Slate roof tiles are another option for garage roofs. They are durable and have a natural appearance that many homeowners find attractive. They are also fire-resistant and can last for many years. However, slate roof tiles can be expensive and may require additional structural support to be installed.
EPDM Rubber Roofing
Rubber roofing is a popular choice for flat garage roofs. It is lightweight, easy to install, and requires very little maintenance. Rubber roofing is also highly durable and can last many winters. However, it can be more expensive than other roofing options.
Felt roofing is a common choice for garage roofs due to its affordability. However, it is not as durable as other roofing options and may require frequent repairs or replacement.
Metal roofing is another option for garage roofs, particularly for those with a modern design. It is durable and long-lasting, however, metal roofing can be noisy during rain or hail, and may require additional insulation to reduce noise.
Onduline bitumen roofing
Onduline is a leading manufacturer in bitumen corrugated roofing products that tick all of the boxes. Specialising in a range of projects, from agricultural, industrial to DIY, including garden sheds and outbuildings. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver user-friendly, sustainable products to consumers that can be used at ease for any domestic DIY project. Our premium range of roofing allow customers to enjoy the benefits of quality products at a competitive rate!
Choosing the right material to use can be daunting as you will be considering cost, durability and ease of installation. At Onduline we have specially sourced the highest quality materials for maximum durability, ease of DIY installation and kept the cost affordable for all customers.
What is Onduline roofing made of?
Bitumen, which is well known for its use in the composition of roads, is also one of the most well used raw materials in the roofing industry, thanks to its perfect sealing performance. Cellulosic fibres derived from wood give the Onduline roofing panels their mechanical strength. We want our customers to enjoy the simplicity in installing an Onduline roof but also reap the benefits of a professional finish as much as we do! It's important to consider the specific needs of your garage and choose the option that best fits your budget and preferences. Look at our breakdown below to help you make a more informed choice…
This is the most popular type of Onduline roofing and is suitable for most garage applications. It is made from a single layer of corrugated bituminous roofing sheet and is available in a range of colours. Onduline CLASSIC is lightweight, easy to install, and has a long lifespan.
Onduline Mini Profile
Designed for smaller garages or sheds, it has a smaller profile than Onduline CLASSIC, making it more suitable for low-pitched roofs. Onduline Mini Profile is also easy to install and has a long lifespan.
Onduline EASYSTYLE for DIY
This panel style is designed for larger roofing using corrugated bitumen sheets and will provide a beautiful tile finish. A perfect solution to provide an authentic tile aesthetic that is lightweight and very easy to install.
ONDUVILLA for DIY
This type of roofing is designed to look like traditional clay tiles or slate. It is available in a range of colours and is suitable for garages that require a more decorative finish. Onduvilla is also lightweight, easy to install, and has a long lifespan.
ONDUTISS for your garage roof underlay
Without a doubt, for anyone looking to enhance protection from the elements, choosing the right underlay will play a big factor. ONDUTISS is a high-quality underlay used in roofing installations. It is a high-performance, nonwoven, breathable membrane that is designed to protect the roof structure and interior of a building from moisture and water damage. Made from a combination of polypropylene and polyester, which gives it excellent tensile strength and durability. It is also UV-stabilised, so it can withstand exposure to the sun without degrading. One of the main benefits of ONDUTISS is that it is breathable, meaning that it allows moisture vapour to escape from the building's interior while preventing water from entering. This helps to prevent the build-up of moisture in the roof structure, which can lead to mould and rot.
Ready to start your garage roofing project?
We hope this guide has provided an informative look at the options available for your garage roofing! Why not also read our guide to replacing your garage roof?
Don’t forget our lightweight and easy-to-install roofing can be purchased via our eShop. Select ranges are also available via Amazon, and Wickes. Check out our full list of stockists. Also, if you have any questions about our roofing, our team will be happy to help and you can contact us by calling 0207 727 0533 or emailing [email protected]
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