Felt Roofing in Bristol

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Felt Roofing Bristol

Discover Felt Roofing Options For Your Roof In Bristol.

Are you in search of a high-quality yet affordable qualified roofing company that can install felt roofing for your roof in Bristol?

Here at The Roofing Company Bristol, we specialise in providing high-quality felt roofing that is resistant to the elements and weather conditions we face in the UK. We have worked on roofing systems of all sizes helping to install felt roofing on domestic and industrial roofs.

Felt roofing is a popular choice for flat roofs, curved roofs and pitched roofs including sheds, garages and extensions and is incredibly versatile. Therefore, no matter what type of roof you have, felt roofing is a great way to ensure that your property is protected.

Felt roofing acts as a water replant against heavy rain and storms. The felt roof stops moisture from getting trapped between the shingles and wood of your roof decking and stops water from leaking into your property.

If you are interested in installing felt roofing for your property in Bristol, please get in contact today on 0117 950 2610 for a free quotation about a new felt roof or felt roof repairs in Bristol.

Up to

Years' Guarantee

As a registered member of the NFRC, we can offer up to a 25 year guarantee on all flat roofs and up to 10 years on all tiled roofs – insolvency protection also included.

How Is Felt Roofing Installed?

Felt roofs can be installed using either hot works or cold works techniques.

Felt roofing is a safe and reliable solution for protecting your property from weather conditions all year long. Providing your felt roofing is properly installed by a qualified roofing contractor, it can be a very dependable type of roofing solution.

Felt roofs can be installed using two methods, hot works or cold works:

Hot Works

The pour and roll technique may be used, involving the pouring of hot bitumen as the felt is unrolled along the rooftop. This ensures that the voids are filled and when cooled, the bitumen acts as an adhesive that bonds and seals the layers. 

Felt roofing can also be torched which involves heating the felt with a gas torch so that no bonding is required. In general, this can be used for both small and medium-sized roofs. 

Hot works techniques use either bitumen to bond and seal layers of felt or a gas torch to heat the felt and attach it to the roof.

Cold Works

Cold works techniques are easier but not suitable for uneven surfaces or when applied in cold conditions.

Cold adhesive can be applied evenly onto the roof and then unrolled into position. This method is a lot easier and safer compared to the technique of hot work. Self-adhesive membranes can also be placed in the correct position on the roof and then peeled off. 

expert roofer with yellow hat repairing roof

What is Felt Roofing?

Felt roofing is a type of roof that uses bituminous felts to create durable roofing solutions that will ensure your flat, curved or pitched roof is protected from moisture infiltrating your property. Felt roofing is typically installed on flat roofs of sheds, garages and extensions however it is not uncommon for this roof to be installed on other types of roofs too.

It consists of two to three layers of felt, creating a solid barrier that protects against all types of weather.

Felt roofing is 100% waterproof and consists of multiple layers allowing for safe disposal of water and preventing damage to your property. It is a great cost-effective choice for your property keeping it protected and watertight from all the natural elements.

Torch On Felt For Flat Roofs

Torch on felt sees three layers of bitumen felt welded onto the roof with a blow torch which will create the waterproof seal, traditionally these layers are made up of vapour control sheets, reinforced felt and a cap sheet with mineral finish. For habitable areas of your home, you will require three layers. However, for sheds and garages, you will only require two.

Torched-on felt is a quick and straightforward job, one of the factors that adds to the quick installation time is the fact that this method can be carried out in wet and dry conditions. Torch felt is resistant to UV rays, strong winds and rain, which is very handy considering how suddenly the British weather can change.

two roofers using a torch to felt a roof

What are the Advantages of Felt Roofing?

There are many reasons why people choose felt roofing over other typical roofing methods boasting a range of benefits that other roofing materials fail to support. 

The benefits of choosing felt roofing for your roof include:


In comparison to other roofing materials, felt roofs are one of the cheaper options to install, maintain and also repair if they get damaged.

Easily Repairable

Felt roofs are one of the most convenient and cost-effective roofs to repair if they get damaged. Not only this but repairs for felt roofs are also fairly inexpensive too.


Felt roofs use versatile materials that can fit on most roofing structures no matter the size and shape from curved, sloped and flat roofs; felt roofing is a great option for your property’s roof. It also comes in a range of colours so you can pick the best option for your home depending on your preference.


Felt roofs are the perfect lightweight solution for your property with felt membranes that can be installed on smaller and structurally weaker buildings such as sheds and garages alongside larger industrial and domestic properties too. 


Get Felt Roofing Installed Today

If you are interested in getting a new felt roof or your felt roof repaired today, look no further than The Roofing Company Bristol, for a high-quality installation and repair service for your felt roof in Bristol. 

As Bristol’s original roofing company first established in 1983, The Roofing Company Bristol provides a highly rated and fully comprehensive range of roofing services in Bristol including felt roofing installation and repairs for your property.

Speak with a member of the team on 0117 950 2610 for a free quotation about a new felt roof or felt roof repairs in Bristol.

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