Flat roofs

Fibre glass flat roofs

The main point on using fibre glass roofing is its versatile structures and different colors and styles. Simple fibre glass roofing sheets are also available but homeowners like to install it because of it upgraded look which consists of fascinating colors and designs on it which gives a different look to your roof.

Fibre glass roofing is fire resistant in nature. It helps in protecting the house from wind, rainfall, storm, etc. There are less possibility water drainage and leakage if maintained in a proper manner.

Before

Fibre glass roofing is light in weight as compared to other roofing methods. As metal roof and wood roof are weighted but fibre glass roof is light in nature and with different and fascinating styles on it.

It has longer life period in cool weathers so it is preferable to install it in the cooler region places.

The materials which are used in preparing the fibre glass roof are less expensive and are easily available in the market so its installation cost is less as compared to other roofing method, it is easy to fix it and saves time of the roofing contractor installing 

Why flat roofs?

  1. Tougher material Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) is the same material used for the hulls of boats, meaning it can cope with anything the weather throws at it.
  2. 100% waterproof making it ideal for roofing solutions.
  3. No joints or welds completely eliminating water ingress.
  4. Timber and concrete options to complement your home.
  5. Up to 150mm extra insulation exceeding British Standards for energy efficient.
  6. Standard and energy saving options depending on the use of adjoining room.
  7. A variety of styles and finishes – coming in 8 stunning colours and 3 great finishes.

 

Rubber flat roofs

In order to protect it from sunlight which has a damaging effect on the surface, traditional felt roofs have required a layer of stone or gravel to be added (which often get washed into gutters and hoppers causing blockages).

 

Also, felt roofs are susceptible to cold conditions and checks need to be made regularly for cracks to the surface.

EPDM offers a more weather-resistant solution. With the ability to expand or contract according to the prevailing weather conditions.

Felt flat roofs

Typically the design of choice for smaller structures, such as garages and extensions, flat roofing consists of a horizontal base which is fixed to the ceiling joists underneath with a waterproof membrane applied on top.

While flat roofs are designed to hold standing water to some degree, a slight pitch of only a few degrees is usually incorporated to enable rainwater to drain away into a hopper.  

With a lifespan for a felt flat roof of 20 years. While the extended lifespan of EPDM is a definite improvement on felt flat roofing, some regard it to be an unsightly alternative that may not be in keeping with the style and traditions of the adjoining property or neighbourhood.