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Cabin Roofing

Roofing installation

Roofing installation

Lugarde log cabins are supplied with shingles as standard. On Hallgate log cabins and LV log cabins the roof covering is an optional extra.

Mineral Felt:
Mineral felt is supplied on rolls. It laid from side to side of the roof and not up and over the ridge of the cabin.
It should be fixed using felt nails at approx 100mm spacings along he bottom edge of the felt.

Felt Shingles.
Some of the felt shingles for the log cabins have an adhesive back, if it does you will need to remove the protective backing before installing them.
The first row of shingle should be laid upside down (if you are using hexagonal the point will be pointing upwards to the ridge), fit this level to front of the roof. Start from one side of the building, nails should be used (not supplied) to fix the shingles to the roof, space the nails to allow for 3 or 4 on each sheet, these should be fixed just above the middle of the strips.
You next row should also be laid to the bottom oedge of the roof ensuring that you stagger the joint of the stirps with the layer below.
When you get to the end of the roof your off cut will be used as the start of you next row.
The next row will fit with the lowest point of the hex meeting the top of the cut out of the shingle below. On straight shingles they will come down to the top of the cut out that runs approx half way up the shingle.
Do this for both sides.
For the ridge cut shingle into 3 individual sections from each stirp and then lay as ridge tiles from end to end.

Cedar Shingles:
Cedar shingle are more complicated than felt or felt shingles and should be installed by a trained professional to ensure a good finish. They are fixed by a similar method to the felt shingles.

You can also view more details on our blog at:

http://timberlogcabins.wordpress.com/2012/12/
Roofing Shingles

Roofing Shingles