With so many modern roofing materials and techniques available, we’re seeing a rise in contemporary roofs such as GRP fibreglass. This highly reliable roofing system is ideal for multiple applications. However, with roofing issues being one of the biggest headaches any property owner has to face, can it be easily repaired if there is a problem? Here’s everything you need to know.
What Is GRP Fibreglass Roofing?
GRP fibreglass roofs are one of the most state-of-the-art roofing solutions available. It can be used for a multitude of different roof styles thanks to its malleability, including flat roofs, roof valleys and pitched roofing, as well as those which require unique shapes to be formed. The ‘GRP’ stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic, which is a material made from polyester resin. It’s a composite material which is defined by the fibreglass resin matting and a strong topcoat layer. It’s applied cold, eliminating the need for heat to be used during the installation, and it comes in multiple colours so you can define the overall look.
Why You Won’t Need Repairs Often
High-quality roofing brands offer impressive guarantees for a reason, often placed at up to 25 years, with the roof expected to last way beyond this. This is far superior to the conventional 10-year guarantee you receive with much older roofing materials. Because it’s one of the most robust systems on the market and completely watertight, it’s difficult for moisture to work its way in and cause leaks. Such a seamless structure means repairs aren’t often required. In fact, because of its strength, GRP fibreglass is even used for walkways and balconies.
Are Roof Repairs Easy?
No roofing system is invincible, so if it has encountered some damage, can the GRP fibreglass be repaired? Luckily, the answer is yes! Repairs are made by cutting out the damaged section and preparing the area for a new part to be laid. An experienced roofer will then be able to reapply the base and topcoat in the space so that your GRP fibreglass roof works as good as new.
Avoid DIY Roofing Fixes
Performing roof repairs yourself can seem tempting when you’re confident of the source of the problem or it’s in an area that’s easier to access. Even if you’re having issues with your flat roof, don’t attempt DIY fixes. Products will only work if applied correctly, so you could make the damage worse or cause further problems down the line if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Do you need roof repairs?
South Thames Roofing provides high-quality roofing services across Surrey and South London locations, including new roofing in Putney, Sheen and Wimbledon. We perform efficient GRP fibreglass roof repairs and look for cost-effective solutions which don’t compromise the effectiveness of your roofing. For a chat about your roofing needs and a free quotation on any of our services, get in touch today.