Loft Repairs

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buster121
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June 12th, 2019, 9:57 pm

OK in any rain my loft floor is wet every day, last winter I put all polythene all over to try and alleviate it it did help but all the winds have ripped it off, with the heavy rains again all soaking again the rain actually comes through the nail holes as well as joints, what I have been thinking is re-boarding the sides over top of other boards, any suggestions as to what to use inbetween boards as do not want it sweating and causing to be wet still
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Andy123
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June 12th, 2019, 10:22 pm

If you are going to board over the existing boards I would put battens on the old boards and then fit new boards to this so leaving a small gap between.
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June 12th, 2019, 10:37 pm

I would felt the sides and back , and re felt the roof with a good tourch on felt . Good luck buster
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rainbow
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June 13th, 2019, 4:35 am

did you buy a shed not a loft
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rainbow
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June 13th, 2019, 5:16 am

I bought a shed to turn into a loft found the T & G was only about 9 mm thick and did not keep out the rain so I covered it with 19 mm T & G and that was ok now the roof you do need good felt £40-£50 a roll and used 1/2" chip board the other loft I put on a corridor and for this I used ply wood not thick but treated it and this has come through the winter and would use plywood again the other thing you need good overlaps round the roof with the felt I do a 8" overlap water and snow will run back even up hill
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buster121
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June 13th, 2019, 6:35 am

rainbow wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 5:16 am
I bought a shed to turn into a loft found the T & G was only about 9 mm thick and did not keep out the rain so I covered it with 19 mm T & G and that was ok now the roof you do need good felt £40-£50 a roll and used 1/2" chip board the other loft I put on a corridor and for this I used ply wood not thick but treated it and this has come through the winter and would use plywood again the other thing you need good overlaps round the roof with the felt I do a 8" overlap water and snow will run back even up hill
The T& G is at least 12mm thick and the felt is 40 odd pounds a roll the good green mineral one, last year we painted in masonary paint thinking this would help but has not
buster121
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June 13th, 2019, 6:36 am

Andy123 wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 10:22 pm
If you are going to board over the existing boards I would put battens on the old boards and then fit new boards to this so leaving a small gap between.
That is what I was thinking mate
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rainbow
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June 13th, 2019, 6:39 am

I found no need to pick up the old framing
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June 13th, 2019, 8:29 am

buster121 wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 9:57 pm
OK in any rain my loft floor is wet every day, last winter I put all polythene all over to try and alleviate it it did help but all the winds have ripped it off, with the heavy rains again all soaking again the rain actually comes through the nail holes as well as joints, what I have been thinking is re-boarding the sides over top of other boards, any suggestions as to what to use inbetween boards as do not want it sweating and causing to be wet still
Have you got any pictures of you're loft mate ??
Is it an apex roof or flat and are the sides tongue and groove ???
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June 13th, 2019, 8:41 am

Personally I'd just coat the old boards with epoxi resin 👍
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