WHY FIBREGLASS IS THE MATERIAL OF CHOICE FOR YOUR FLAT ROOF
Given that fibreglass is not the only option available to those looking for a material to flat roof their home with, customers often come armed with questions on the merits of this material. Given that your roof is somewhat essential in preventing your home from flooding, it is sensible to weigh up your options so that you can make an informed decision. Being the helpful company that we are, we thought we’d explain the benefits of this option in a handy blog post.
1. Designed to be durable
Fibreglass is both tough and light-weight, making it perfect for roofing purposes. It can easily withstand the weight of a person walking on it, so it is ideal for lower roofs to give you access to gutters or the outside of windows (you can choose a textured finish to ensure a grippy surface). It cannot be damaged or broken by knives or hammers, so will also keep you safe from intruders.
2. Unbeatable life span
Professionally-installed fibreglass flat roofing will last you at least 20 years, and is likely to reach its 40th birthday. Its durability means that it will weather all temperature, physical and moisture-related stress. It’s a material that you use when you want your roof to last. Other materials, such as felt, are only guaranteed to last 5-10 years. At EVOSEAL, we are so confident in the quality of our fibreglass flat roofing that we offer a lifetime guarantee. Fibreglass is an investment and its long lifespan makes it the cheaper option in the long run.
3. Perfect to match rest of building
Unlike with felt roofing, which must be cut to in an attempt to match the building, fibreglass roofing is poured out in liquid form. This means that it can be moulded to perfectly cover the building, no matter the shape of it. And don’t even get us started on colour choices; fibreglass roofing can be made in any colour you want. This means that you are guaranteed to be able to match it with the rest of the building or keep it in line with whatever colour theme you are going for.
4. Excellent insulator
Fibreglass roofing is made up of several layers. The top layer creates a seal, which will keep cold and moisture out. Older felt roofing pales in comparison to fibreglass when it comes to breathability – condensation builds up as moisture fails to escape, leaving your home susceptible to damp and mould. Newer felt also suffers from this, but to a lesser extent. Damp leads to rot and, after a couple years, you’ll find that you’ve got to shell out more cash for a new roof.
5. Simple to install
Bitumen, another option for roofing, requires heat to set properly. This is not the case with fibreglass, notching up safe and simple installation as another advantage. Roofing installers will set up edge trims around the outside of the roof and then pour in the liquid resin for a neat and simple installation.
Hopefully that has summarised some of the reasons why fibreglass roofing is the option to go for. If you have any further questions about the benefits of fibreglass flat roofing or the services we provide, then please give us a call on 0800 121 6835 or send us an email.