GRP Fibreglass Roofing
GRP Fibreglass Roofing
Because traditional felt roofs are prone to leaking (due to the simple fact that they are based on tar or bitumen) GRP Fibreglass Roofing is a great alternative.
GRP & Fibreglass are inherently waterproof and will last many times longer than a felt roof.
(Felt roofs are ok in the short-term, but in the longer-term they are broken down by the British weather. Due to the constant heating and cooling of the material, cracks are caused and leaks occur as a consequence).
Want your roof to be Watertight?
Use GRP Fibreglass Roofing!
As a product, Fibreglass was invented in the 1950s and boats made of fibreglass came onto the market in the 1960s. You’ll still find some of them floating in the harbours around the UK today! So if you want a waterproof roofing, it makes perfect sense to use fibreglass for laying a flat roof.
GRP and fibreglass roofs are created on-site, so it is built to your exact roof measurements. It has no joins, which tend to be the Achilles’ heel of felt roofs and therefore the cause of a high percentage of their leaks.
After completion, a fibreglass roof is solid enough to walk on, put weight upon… or even use as a 1st floor patio!
There are many colours to choose and you may even incorporate a non-slip finish if required.
Also available is a choice of UPVC or fibreglass trims, whichever suits your property type.
GRP & Fibreglass Roofing Specialists in Bristol
We specialise in fibreglass roofing. The best way to construct a fibreglass roof is to place new boards on the roof. Then put all necessary fibreglass drip fillets and wall fillets depending on which type of roof it is. Finally, we’ll add insulation if needed or take down any rotten wood that needs taking down.
Next we pre-cut the matt of glass before adding the catalyst to the resin. For a fibreglass roof, it is important to place the board down so water flows towards the drip fillet, this means water will not form puddles on your roof.
After you have fibreglassed the roof and the corners of the sides of the roof, the next step is to wait until it is all cured. Then sand down any areas in the corners or anywhere else before the next stage.
Lastly the top coat is applied to the surface and the sides of the roof. There is a wide selection of top coat colours available for you to choose from.
Fibreglass roofing is by far the most popular application for fibreglass. However, every now and then different fibreglass markets open up and become popular. We are always up to date with what current news and current products are on the market and likewise we train ourselves in handling and using those fibreglass products we believe have the best to offer. We also include the ones we think are cool!
Why People Are Choosing Fibreglass
Whilst fibreglass is a relatively modern product, it is easy to see why more and more people are buying into the idea. When people hear there are fibreglass roofs put down in the 1960’s that are just as good today as they were then, they begin to understand why it is the most cost-effective solution for the long-term. And although we may be slightly biased, we think it looks great too!