Further information about GRP fibreglass flat roofing
Fibreglass flat roofs have been used in the UK for over 30 years in small numbers, but over the past 10 years interest in GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) fibreglass roofs has increased among residential home owners with flat roofed garages and extensions and businesses with industrial flat roofs. The popularity of GRP fibreseal or fibreglass roofing in has grown, due to the improvement in installation practices, and the use of specialised GRP roofing resins. Now with improves GRP roof resins, factory made trims and improved installation knowledge this truly jointless flat roof solution is a proven alternative to felt roofing and other older forms of flat roofs.
Most fibreseal or fibreglass roof installers guarantee their GRP flat roof installations for up to 25 years. GRP fibreglass flat roofs do not require any maintenance or repairs and there shoul be no problems if correctly installed by qualified GRP Fibreglass roof installers such as Blackpool Industrial Roofing Ltd.
Depending on specification this can cost slightly more than a EPDM rubber roof, upwards. There are many options available depending on the final finish and laminate thickness.
Good for green roofs, lightweight, pretty to look at, available in any colour, strong, truly jointless, and will work with all sorts of complicated shapes. Does not in my opinion suit very large roof areas that may be flimsy or suffer excess expansion and contraction. No hot flame required.
Withstands frequent footfall, but can be slippy when new without the optional anti slip coating. Practically impervious to all forms of abuse including knife cuts and vandalism.
Repairs can be from a small patch to a layer bonded directly on the top, and almost invisible.
Simply cannot be beaten for looks, all colours available for the final finish, can be cleaned with soap and water.
The weather has to be totally dry to lay a good fibreglass roof. A quote a lot cheaper than other competitors may indicate a drop in install quality, materials or thickness.