Why are shingles not recommended for my cabin?

On the cabins that we supply that have a pent roof we do not recommend using shingles. This is due to the pitch of the roof being very slight. Therefore, we would recommend either using: standard roofing felt (which will come included if shingles have not been chosen), easy roofing membrane or EPDM. EPDM roofing material or Easy Roof Membrane is highly recommended for use with all flat roof buildings for longevity in excess of ten years.

However, it is possible to use shingles if you use an underlayer of felt and an extensive use of shingle glue although we do not recommend this.

Please see these pages for the roofing materials recommended for very shallow pitch roofs:

Standard Roofing Felt

Easy Roof Membrane



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