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Can a fibreglass roof withstand gale-force winds?

With storms, torrential downpours and strong winds, the summer has not been kind to us in the UK. Fibreglass roofing also known as GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) roofing is an ideal, cost-effective roofing solution for withstanding gale-force winds and adverse weather.

Many inferior roofing solutions are vastly more susceptible to weathering and over time can be breached, either by strong winds that rip the membrane from it’s seal or through cracks and tears in the membrane itself. This can lead to leaks, poor insulation and even damp. Loose roof covering such as slates or poorly applied felt coverings are some of the more common roof systems that fail under the strain of severe weather conditions – especially gale-force winds.

Fibreglass roofing is seamless and highly durable, consisting of a single membrane; and when installed by a quality, reputable contractor, the roof could last for decades! The impressive durability of fibreglass due to the reinforcement of the resin with chopped glass fibres, means that ice, snow, rain and wind affect the structural integrity much less than standard or inferior systems.

If you have experienced problems with unreliable roofing, leading to leaks or damp then it may be worth considering a new roof system. Fibreglass is not the only durable, weather-resistant roofing solution, however it has become the most popular due to the aesthetic, lead-effect finish that is produced, as well as the relatively low cost and aforementioned qualities. Fibreglass can be applied to most pre-existing flat roofs, however it always best to contact a reputable contractor to get your roof surveyed first. If you’ve got a project in mind, we would be very interested in hearing from you. We offer FREE quotations!

Please call us on: 01205 316 563

If you want a rough idea of the costs involved, please visit our page: How Much Does A Flat Roof Cost?


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