History of Fibreglass Flat Roofing

Fibreglass flat roofing is becoming increasingly popular within the flat roofing industry.

With its sleeky finish and long-lasting protection, fibreglass flat roofing is now one of the most sought after professions across the UK.

Fibreglass (also known as GRP) was discoverd in the late 1940’s. It was quickly adopted during the 1950’s and 60’s for a wide range of applications where its corrosive-proof properties, allied with its high strength and excellent apperarance, soon proved to be invaluable.

Its first main application was for boat building and gained acceptance in the 1950’s and is still widely used today. The uses for GRP have since broadened and is prominent in the construction of small aircraft, water tanks, swimming pools, roof lights and high performance waterproof coatings.

Fibreglass vs Felt

In contrast to felt roofing, fibreglass flat roofing solutions do not rely on bitumen and other materials to bond them together. This makes a massive difference in terms of the potential life expectancy of your new flat roof installation. Felt roofing has a limited life expectancy of up to 10-12 years and eventually the weather slowly destroys the roof and leads to the need for a complete roof replacement.

Due to the UK climate, a common problem affecting felt flat roofs is the unsightly growth of moss and algae. This moss growth is brought on by our inclement weather systems and requires regular and thorough removal. Fibreglass flat roofs do not suffer with this problem as moss and algae are unable to grow on the surface.

Another common problem suffered by felt flat roofs is blistering and cracking which often lead to costly maintenance bills. Fibreglass flat roofs do not crack or blister and have a life expectancy of up to 30 years, meaning you can stop worrying about those annoying maintenance costs!

Pleasing to the eye

Aesthetically, this product is a marvellous one and can provide seamless perfection for your domestic or commercial roof.

A fibreglass flat roof can make all the difference to your home and proves to be a great choice for anyone looking at their flat roof options.

For more information on fibreglass flat roofing, please feel free to get in contact and we will be delighted to talk to you in more detail.



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