A Fibreglass roofing system or GRP as it’s sometimes known, is very popular in the UK. I know what you’re thinking, GRP… another acronym! It means Glass Reinforced Polyester. This is a made by strengthening plastic with fibres made of glass. Pretty cool eh!
You may be thinking that this sounds a bit too modern and you want to stick with the old reliable roofing systems but did you know that roofers have been using fiberglass roofing in Falkirk for over 60 years! It has gotten much more popular of late though, it took off as luxury boats were using it as it has no gaps or joints so is perfect for keeping water out.
Fibreglass roofing system is well thought of because it’s such a simple material to use and is very safe too, not sold yet? Well what if we told you it has a longer life period that a felt roof?
The flat roofs we build in Falkirk with Fibreglass generally start off with a coat of catalysed resin being applied to roof decking but we always ensure it’s of great quality and dry of course. The next step is to apply a layer of fibreglass mating on top (like you were making a lasagna) with another layer of catalysed resin to finish off.
Once it’s ready we pop on a fire retardant top coat resin to weatherproof the roof and make provide it with a much more appealing finish.
We estimate that a Fibreglass roof in Falkirk could last up to around 30 years if it’s taken care of.