What is fibreglass?
Fibreglass, also known as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) or Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) is a material manufactured out of a combination of various elements. Primarily, it’s made of a reinforced plastic resin that is intercut with fine fibres of glass for enhanced resistance and durability. Fibreglass is used for a variety of purposes including roofing for both domestic and commercial properties; it wordks great as a roof surface for garages, sheds, warehouses, conservatories and any property extensions.
Loose roof tiles, worn paint and the formation of small cracks and holes across the roof can lead to leaks which can cause serious damp and structural problems in your home. Laying a new fibreglass roof might be the perfect solution to these problems. To find out which product might be the most suitable for you, contact us now, it will be our pleasure to advice you about it.
Benefits of fibreglass roofs
⦁ First of all, fibreglass is a very tough, robust material that can be laid without any seam, thus preventing any trespassers from finding a way to break into your property.
⦁ It is also has very little intrinsic value if removed, deterring thieves from damaging your property.
⦁ The robustness of fibreglass makes it extremely durable, with roofs fitted today lasting as long as 20 to 30 years.
⦁ This is mainly due to its ability to ward off wet and windy weather that easily attacks felt and bitumen roofs, therefore effectively protecting your home from any irritating leaks – making it a weatherproof, dependable option too.
⦁ Fibreglass can also be easily repaired, extended or replaced if needs be; a simple gel resin applied with a paint gun can offer extra protection for an extensive period of time, while applying acrylic paint to the surface of your fibreglass roof can also help it last longer.
⦁ As a particularly lightweight material, fibreglass is also very quick and easy to lay, saving you money in prolonged labour costs and with minimum disruption to your home.
⦁ The strength of fibreglass also allows it to be laid on flat roofs and then tiled over and used as a roof garden or upstairs patio/balcony area.
⦁ Some contractors might refer you to stronger roofing materials, but fibreglass is less brittle and much cheaper than something like carbon-fibre – so don’t be fooled out by any alternative suggestions before you have thoroughly looked into them.
Finally, you might think fibreglass is a dull and lifeless looking material, but that is simply no longer the case; fibreglass now comes in a variety of colours and surface textures for you to choose from, making it a very versatile roofing option.