GRP Fibreglass Roofing

Fibreglass roof guide

If you're tired of leaky roofs and want something more sturdy and secure, then a fibreglass covering might be just the thing you're looking for.

Living in the UK makes dealing with dull, wet and windy weather inevitable; the British Isles is widely known for prolonged weeks of grey clouds and patchy showers, and that is unlikely to change any time soon. Unfortunately, however, such a climate can be a real problem for homeowners right across the country, as intensive rainfall can cause significant damage to the exterior of your property. This includes loose roof tiles, worn paint and the formation of small cracks and holes across the roof – leaving you with leaks which can cause serious damp and structural problems. Laying a new fibreglass roof might be the perfect solution to these problems.

What is fibreglass

Fibreglass, also known as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) or Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) is a material manufactured out of a combination of various elements. Primarily, it's made of a fibre reinforced plastic resin that is intercut with fine fibres of glass for added strength and durability. Fibreglass is used for a variety of purposes including roofing for both domestic and commercial properties; it makes for a great roof surface for garages, sheds, warehouses, conservatories and property extensions.

Benefits of fibreglass roofs

  • First of all, fibreglass is a very tough, robust material that can be laid without any seams, thus preventing any trespassers from finding a way to break into your property.
  • It is also has very little intrinsic value if removed, deterring thieves.
  • The strength of fibreglass makes it extremely durable, with roofs fitted today lasting as long as 20 to 30 years.
  • This is mainly due to its ability to ward off wet and windy weather that easily attacks felt and bitumen roofs, therefore protecting your home from any irritating leaks – making it a weatherproof, dependable option too.
  • Fibreglass can also be easily repaired, extended or replaced if needs be; a simple gel resin applied with a paint gun can offer extra protection for an extensive period of time, while applying acrylic paint to the surface of your fibreglass roof can also help it last longer.
  • The strength of fibreglass also allows it to be laid on flat roofs and then tiled over and used as a roof garden or upstairs patio/balcony area.
  • Finally, you might think fibreglass is a dull and lifeless looking material, but that is simply no longer the case; fibreglass now comes in a variety of colours and surface textures for you to choose from, making it a very versatile roofing option.

Premium Resin and topcoat

Premium Grade Roofing resins are manufactured to ISO 9001 and are fully guaranteed by the Manufacturers for 20 years. A Matrix Premium GRP roof can only be installed by specialist GRP Roofing Contractors who are sufficiently competent to apply Premium Grade in accordance with the Matrix Guide to GRP Flat Roofing.


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