Your Guide To Fibreglass Roofing

Close Up Of Green Fibreglass Roofing

Fibreglass roofing, commonly known as GRP roofing, is a popular flat roof material. It’s very cost effective, as well as durable. This makes it ideal in commercial applications, as well as for domestic purposes. Thanks to its flexibility and ease of application, fibreglass can cover a range of shapes and sizes of roof.

What Is GRP?

We already know that fibreglass roofing and GRP roofing are interchangeable terms. GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic. It’s made by combining a polyester resin with chopped glass fibres. This creates a very strong material that is also extremely lightweight, making it ideal for use in roofing.

What’s So Great About Fibreglass Roofing?

A skilfully-installed fibreglass roof will last for many years. Most will last for at least 30 years and require minimal maintenance during that time. Thanks to its durability, once it’s installed you can almost forget about it!

As well as that, fibreglass roofing is incredibly versatile, so it can be used on almost any surface. No matter how complex your roof shape is, fibreglass can be moulded to it. With a waterproof and UV resistant coating, there’s many properties that it will be a welcome addition to.

Roll Of Roof Felt

How Is Fibreglass Roofing Installed?

Fibreglass roofing is installed in layers. The bottom layer is often known as the deck, this is the structural part of the roof. Next, a roll of fibreglass is applied to the deck. This is sealed with a layer of resin, followed by a topcoat. Finally, if required, a layer of aggregate can be placed on top to change the appearance and texture of the roof.

The resin part of the roof will need to cure during the application process. Therefore, GRP roofing can only really be installed during dry weather at mild temperatures.

For Flat Roofing Solutions, Choose Slate Masters

Slate Masters Roofing can handle all manner of roofing installations and maintenance services. If you want to install a new flat roof and take advantage of all the benefits fibreglass has to offer, get in touch with our friendly team today.

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