posted 08/03/2020
by Liz Smith

Fibreglass Roofing

Fibreglass is a not a new product. However, it is a relatively new entry in the roofing market. In its early days fibreglass was an unpopular choice because the material being used was essentially boat fibreglass and very few companies had the necessary installation expertise. However, much has changed and the fibreglass we now use is a specialised material, available in a huge range of colours, with trims factory made specifically for roofing. Here at Lining Systems we have invested heavily in training and accumulated years of experience in installing this type of roofing which is now arguably the top contender for flat-roofs in particular.

What are the Advantages of Fibreglass Roofing?

There are numerous advantages to fibreglass roofing systems which explain their rising popularity in UK construction:

  • Durability: Fibreglass roofs have a reputation for their strength and durability. Ensure you choose a company who will follow the correct guidelines for installation and your roof will remain in place without issue for years to come.
  • No Joints: As fibreglass is applied in liquid form it also means there are no joins or seams left on the roof surface after installation. This creates a smooth finish that other forms of roofing systems struggle to match. You will, however, have to wait for dry conditions to be able to complete installation!
  • Repairs: Not only is fibreglass a tough and durable solution but making repairs couldn’t be simpler, meaning no costly maintenance bills and a high standard of upkeep with minimal fuss.
  • Weight: Fibreglass is the perfect option for lightweight roofs. If other materials are too heavy for a structure, then fibreglass will not only offer similar levels of protection but it also works well on more complex roof shapes.
  • Aesthetics: Fibreglass comes in a wide range of colours which provides a much wider choice than alternative materials. If you have a specific colour scheme in mind you’re far more likely to find it with fibreglass.

Take a look at the gorgeous cream roofs we put in for our client, Colchester Zoo:

Fibreglass roof for Colchester Zoo by Lining Systems      Cream Fibreglass roof at Colchester Zoo

How Long Does a Fibreglass Roof Last?

Depending, of course, on the environment the roof is exposed to and the amount of foot traffic, you can expect a well-installed fibreglass roof to last for at least 20 years. It’s a lot less likely than a felt roof to develop a fault and the ease of repair means that any issues can be quickly identified and resolved.

Need Some Expert Advice?

Here at Lining Systems we are experts in the creation and installation of superb, long-lasting and bespoke fibreglass roofing solutions for homes and businesses, in any colour you choose, so don’t hesitate to drop us a line to discuss your project or design vision.

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