Why we love GRP roofs

By admin / September 3, 2019

There are various situations that would warrant you considering GRP roofing. Perhaps you would like a new, resilient flat roof built for a garage, extension or bay window. Alternatively, you might already have a flat roof which, nonetheless, is damaged beyond repair and so needs fully replacing.

Admittedly, right now, you might be wondering what GRP roofing actually is. GRP stands for glass reinforced polyester or plastic, as The Tribune World explains, and refers to polyester resin and glass fibre fragments blended to form a new, composite material.

That’s GRP explained in a nutshell, but you still might feel none the wiser about why you should contemplate opting for this type of roofing. We can help to clear confusion lingering in your mind…

GRP is already a popular roofing material

It might be something of a cliché to say “so-and-so-number of people can’t be wrong”, but the popularity that GRP has already reached as a roofing material can give you confidence about its merits. As of 2019, GRP takes up an estimated 15% to 20% share of the UK’s flat roofing market.

Furthermore, GRP flat roofing’s popularity looks set to grow as customers seek new installations of roofing for garages and extensions, not to mention refurbishments, replacements and repairs of flat roofing systems that are already in place but near the end of their lifespan.

GRP roofing is a zero-maintenance solution

Has your existing flat roof increasingly cracked, blistered or torn over time, perhaps as tough weather has taken hold? Naturally, you could be yearning for a more resilient material for your flat roof next time around, and GRP could turn out to tick that crucial box.

Though lightweight, GRP remains very strong, which helps to explain why it stays weather-resistant even in extreme storms. All in all, you won’t need to apply any maintenance efforts whatsoever to GRP roofing while it is in place. This is easy to appreciate, given that such roofing can be provided in various shapes and sizes that, naturally, you would like to see stay intact for the long haul.

Fibreglass is kind to the environment

Rising awareness of climate change means that environmental friendliness should factor into more and more of our choices, including those pertaining to roofing. It’s reassuring, then, that fibreglass itself is eco-friendly, largely due to its very low level of embodied energy.

Embodied energy is, as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association explains, the total energy necessary for producing a product from when it only exists as raw materials, right through to when it is finally delivered in the form of fully-made fibreglass.

You don’t necessarily even have to look far to find a roofing firm with expertise in fitting GRP roofs. If you reside in North East England, for example, then consider contacting Findley Roofing & Building. This company can send a suitable roofer to Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle or wherever else you live in the region, meaning you don’t have to wait too long before that GRP roof is fitted and ready.



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