Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why choose GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic} over traditional felt and bitumen?
A: Unlike felt or any other flat roof covering, fibreglass has no joins or seems. It is very strong, flexible and durable. It is also usually quite straight forward with minimal complications in the unlikely event of a repair.
Q: How long would it take to fibreglass a roof?
A: This all depends on the size of the job but typically a team of 2 or more can strip, board and fibreglass a 30sqm double garage in 2-3 days.
Q: Can you join on to an existing GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) roof?
A: Yes, we can. The beauty of the GRP system is that it can be altered and extended at any time, whether you want to join to an existing roof or add a skylight at a later date it will not affect the existing GRP system at all.
Q: Is GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) roofing expensive?
A: GRP roofing system tends to cost less than 3 layers of felt and slightly more than a single layer. It is more durable and versatile then the felt products. One of the reasons being is that, when applied correctly a GRP roof should last more than 30 years plus, without the need to ever be stripped and re-laid. Unlike felt, it can be altered, extended or patched without any worry that the alteration or patch will release shortly after being applied.
Q: Is GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) roofing a new system?
A: No, the GRP roofing system is not a new product. We as a family have been in the fibreglass trade for over 45 years with some of our GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) roofs dating back over 30 years.
Q: Is it possible to fibreglass over a badly installed GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) roof?
A: Yes, we can. Unfortunately, this is something we come across from time to time and we aim to find the best and most cost-effective way for our client to alleviate the issue. You really must know your materials and how to deal with the situation if you are going to do this correctly as you could end up making things worse!! Use a specialist.