Whether you are storing lawn equipment, power tools, old vehicles, or pool supplies, year-round security is important for proper outdoor storage. This means that now is the time of year to have your shed roof inspected, serviced, or repaired. This will give you confidence that your commodities are safe all season long. Shed roofs are different from standard, residential or commercial roofing materials, so it is important to learn which roofing systems are suitable options to choose.
Continue reading to learn about the top 3 recommended roofing materials to consider for your shed.
Composite (Asphalt) Shingles
Composite shingles for sheds are also known as asphalt three-tab shingles. They are thin, one dimensional, flat shingles made of asphalt that retain positive weathering and longevity benefits. They also come in a wide variety of colors, making them easy to match to an existing residential or commercial roofing system. Compared to architectural asphalt shingles that are multidimensional, 3-tab shingles are cheaper and easier to install. The cost of composite shingles are an average of $1 per square foot, depending on the retailer.
Corrugated Metal Paneling
Metal panel roofing is a popular choice for outdoor sheds. They come in various materials, but the most common include steel fiberglass, and polycarbonate. These ribbed panels overlap adjacently, so they are quite easy to install. They are popular because they are cheap, durable, and whole systems come available with closure caps, valleys, ridge caps, hip caps, and all other accessories needed to roof a shed. They can even be installed over an existing roof, however, local building codes may prohibit this. Some homeowner’s associations might ban it as well. The average cost of corrugated metal roofing varies, but remains around 1 per square foot, depending on the retailer.
Rolled Roofing (Mineral-Surfaced Roll)
Just like 3-tab roofing systems, rolled roofing is made of asphalt material. But in comparison, rolled roofing is thinner, cheaper, and much easier to install. In fact, it is easier to install than all other materials mentioned above. Only two rolls are typically required to cover the standard sized shed. In terms of disadvantages, it is consider to be the least attractive option and generally requires replacement after five or six years. For this reason, it is the cheapest per square foot, average around 50 cents or so.