How to felt a shed roof in four easy steps

Close up of hammer nailing in roof felt on a shed roof
How to felt a shed roof is a job that needs doing as soon as signs of wear and tear emerge (Image credit: Getty Images)

If you own a shed you’ll need to know how to felt a shed roof. Over time the sun, rain and wind will cause your roof felt to break down and start letting water in, which if left, can cause the wood to rot and your shed’s contents to get damp and eventually mouldy. 

Replacing the roof felt is a quick and relatively simple DIY job that won’t cost too much or take too long. Combine a new look leak-free roof with the best exterior wood paint and you’ll have a watertight shed that will last. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.