Roofing felt V60

Roofing felt V60

What does V60 mean?

The name & quot; V60 & quot; consists of the following components:

The & quot; V & quot; stands for fiber insert material & quot; nonwoven & quot;

  • This is special glass fabric
    • & quot; 60 & quot; indicates the weight per square meter of glass fleece
  • The glass fiber fleece therefore has a thickness of 60 grams per square meter
    • In addition to the type specification "V60" is there still the type designation S4. It stands for the fact that the roofing felt has a thickness of four millimeters.

Special features of the roofing felt V60

The bitumen welding run V60 is available in various forms in the trade: They are for example supplied, dusted with talc or with additional Reinforced aluminum. The V60 roofing felt is offered on castors.

When storing bitumen welds, be sure to protect them from excessive heat. The V60 roofing felt is very sensitive to heat, so cool temperatures should be kept in mind when transporting and storing rolls in summer.

Bitumen is a natural product based on petroleum. It is therefore possible that minor color variations occur during installation. This is because the tracks are mostly sprinkled with natural slate. However, after the first weather period, these color differences naturally cancel each other out, resulting in a more even look.

Advantages of Bitumen Welding Lines

One of the biggest advantages of the V60 roofing felt is its low weight and easy handling. In addition, bitumen welding tracks are energy-saving and surface-stable.

Easy installation

The bituminous welding tracks are very handy, which simplifies laying. The individual webs can be quickly, safely and easily welded together. It is possible to even loosely lay the tracks on a suitable surface. However, if you choose this type of installation, you should treat the surface with a special coating.

Eco-friendly roofing

Bitumen welding lines also offer some advantages from the point of view of environmental protection. The bitumen waste can be incinerated without producing environmentally harmful waste products. Thus, the resulting residues during installation are not harmful to the environment, so you can easily dispose of the residues on the commercial or household waste. In addition, bitumen offers another positive feature, which is particularly advantageous in ecological terms: The bitumen is not hazardous to water. If you have laid old cardboard from tar on your roof, a quick switch to the V60 roofing felt is highly recommended.

Possible laying methods for the bitumen welding lines

If you want to lay the V60 roofing felt You can choose between two different types of laying: Either you decide on the classic variant and weld the individual strips with a gas burner by heating the overlapping areas, or you glue the bitumen strips together.

Welding the bituminous welding tracks requires a high degree of craftsmanship and know-how. Laypeople should always leave the welding of roofing felt to professionals.

Bonding with cold glue, on the other hand, usually succeeds even inexperienced do-it-yourselfers. Here, a special adhesive is spread between the roofing boards, which ensures the tightness of the roofing board surface by the subsequent drying.

However, it should be noted that the welding of the bitumen welding tracks is the cheaper option from a price point of view. When cold bonding sticks the cold glue as a high output to book. In addition, welding has yet another advantage: You can easily close minor mechanical damage by heating the bitumen again. If your roofing felt tears during installation, it does not have to be disposed of immediately.

Popular application areas for bitumen welding tracks

Bitumen welding tracks of type V60 are well suited for covering:


  • Tool shed
  • Garden houses
  • Outbuildings
  • It is only important that there is a low roof pitch. An angle of around 10 degrees is optimal. In addition, bitumen welding lines are used to seal flat roof structures with a gradient of at least 2 percent with multiple layers. They are mainly used as an intermediate layer.

If you want to lay the V60 roofing felt using the double roofing felt method, you first need a suitable underlay. As a rule, the type V13 roofing felt is used as underlay.

In addition, the V60 roofing felt is also used as a lower layer for waterproofing roofs and for building waterproofing.

Prices and sources of supply for the roofing felt Type V60

If you want to purchase a V60 roofing felt, you must expect prices of at least five euros per square meter. If you value additional stabilization inserts made of aluminum, prices continue to climb. In this case, you should budget for 12 euros per square meter.

To buy bitumen welds, you can visit your on-site hardware store. The roofing felt belongs to the standard assortment and is therefore to be found in almost every hardware store. Some DIY stores also operate an online shop so that you can also order the V60 roofing felt directly over the Internet and have it delivered to your home.


For the V60 roofing felt, which is also known to roofers as a bitumen welding line Glass fleece weighing 60 grams per square meter is used as fiber core material. Bitumen welding lines of this type have many advantages, because they are handy, easy to lay, environmentally friendly and energy-saving. The roofing felt is sold on rolls and is available in every standard hardware store at prices ranging from € 5 to € 12 per square meter.

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