Raining on the roof

I’m sat here looking out, the rain is bucketing down.  Not the best start to the New Year.  From where I work I can see my old log cabin, it’s been up in the garden for over 15 years and still going strong.  A little raggedy around the edges perhaps and could certainly do with a coat of treatment this year.

I look to the roof and am still amazed by the tiles.  We use, and have always done so the range from IKO.  These are one of the leading manufacturers and after 15 years of installing these I have never had any problems.  Even now, in excess of 15 years of use, covered in moss, algae, bird dropping and rubbish the tiles still keep off the rain, the cabin is as dry today as the first day I installed it.  Needless to say we shall keep on supplying these felt roof shingle tiles with all our log cabins, gazebo’s and sheds.  Of course, we also sell these separately and many pallets are delivered across the country to our customers.

Moss covered roof after 15 years and still going strong on my log cabin.

Moss covered roof after 15 years and still going strong on my log cabin.

If you need to re-felt your roof, certainly consider these.  If you’re buying a garden building this year ask whom the manufacturer is, if they’re IKO felt roof shingles you have a good roof covering.

I’m not sure now whether to clear the moss and jet wash the roof or leave it now for another 15 years, surely they must leak at some point?

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