Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), also known as fibreglass, is a composite material made of polyester resin, reinforced by fine glass fibres in the form of chopped strand mats. The inherent properties of GRP — lightweight, flexible, durable, and waterproof — make it very popular in the construction industry. For roofing purposes in particular, with flat roofs being in trend owing to their minimalist aesthetic, GRP is one of the widely used materials that can not only be installed easily but also offers maintenance-free durability.
If you are a resident of Chorley and adjoining areas and have been considering materials for flat roofs in Chorley, allow the specialists at Chorley Rooftech to list the top benefits of GRP roofs for you.
The resin in GRP adds environmental and chemical resistance to the material, making it resistant to UV rays, extreme temperature, chemicals including most acids. Moreover, GRP is flexible and has a high strength-to-weight ratio, which makes it a strong, lightweight material. This property of GRP roofing makes it long-lasting so you can be tension-free for a lifetime once your roofing project is done and dusted.
GRP roofing is installed by sandwiching fibre strand mats with layers of resin and finished with a coloured topcoat. The best part of this system is that it requires no welding, has no joints or seams. As such, there is absolutely no scope of leakage, thus protecting your home interiors. No wonder, the material is used in building boats and is such a great choice for roofing too.
With their resilience to weather elements, GRP roofs practically require no maintenance. So you can very well fit and forget all about your roof for almost a lifetime unless you decide on a makeover of your house. This feature alone makes GRP roofing the most cost-effective option of all.
Ease in Installation
How long do you think a GRP roofing project will take to complete? Two days. Yes, two days and your roofing project will be done. It causes minimum disruption and is the fastest route to get your roofing project done. Safe, and fuss-free, GRP roofing can be cold-applied, thus also reducing the risk factors of fire-induced accidents.
You can customise your GRP flat roofs as you want to fit the decor style of your house. You may choose the colour of your GRP roofing from a range of RAL colours that will add to the personality of your home. Also, notch up the safety and convenience factors of your rooftop by adding a non-slip element to your material, thus making a chance stroll on the roof accident-proof.
GRP is a versatile material, which means it can be moulded as per the requirement of the roofing area, including fittings around roof lights and light wells. Versatility, longevity, low-upkeep, customisability together make GRP the most practical roofing choice.
We, at Chorley Rooftech, offer top-quality fibreglass flat roofing Chorley. If you would like to further discuss fibreglass roof repair or installation projects, get in touch with us today!