This article shows how GRP Roofing is an excellent, long-term alternative to traditional felt on a flat roof.
In the UK we're used to all sorts of weather conditions being thrown at us. From high winds to heavy rain to sunny conditions all in a single day and often its variable like this right throughout the week. When we have a lot of variability in our weather it becomes necessary to think about our property, and how we might best protect our investment from the elements.
Flat roof repairs are one area of a home, business or other building which, if not looked after properly can lead to very serious water damage, rot, dampness and expensive repair bills. If allowed to go without repair, water will eventually pool on a flat roof, crack the felt and seep into the building below.
The solution is GRP Roofing. GRP, also known as fibreglass, is a highly suitable construction material for roofs. It is lightweight, tough, resists damage from water, frost, ice and snow. The material can easily be moulded and shaped to fit its surroundings, and it is suitable for use on a flat roof, sloped roof or another architectural feature, such as a guttering and towers or stacks.
Are there any maintenance issues associated with GRP Roofing? Put quite simply, no. With at least a 25-year life span, GRP roofing needs little, if any long-term maintenance. Owners who have replaced flat roofs in favour of GRP find they have far fewer if any, issues with their roof than when using traditional felt, plastic or stone as a roofing material.
A fibreglass roofing solution is also very easy to apply. It is cold-Cured, meaning that unlike tar, for example, no heat source is required. Curing or drying time is largely a function of air temperature and humidity, the warmer it is, the quicker GRP roofing cures. It is a laminate material, applied in layers across the roof surface. The application process is as follows.
1. The joists to hold up the new roof are secured across the roof span
2. Boards are laid across and secured to the joists
3. The edge trims are fitted around the roof boundaries
4. The board joints (gaps between boards) are bandaged to ensure a secure flat roof without open air spaces
5. A GRP roofing membrane is laid across the boards, in a process known as lamination
6. A top coat of resin is then applied evenly across the whole roof, to secure the laminate and maintain a very flat roof. Colours can be added to the top coat to suit the application, property, client, and importantly, to match the building regulations.
7. A final non-slip aggregate layer can be optionally applied to form a safe platform to stand on e.g. if windows need to be accessed across the roof.
Sheffield Reliable Roofers
112c, 88 Queen St,
0114 303 0315
Roofers are people who’ll lay or fix your house’s roof or repair it in the event of any damage. Ideally, you’ll need roofers when you're constructing a new house or perhaps repairing your roof while in the middle of renovating your home or repairing some roofing breakage.
The process of hiring a roofer is not exactly an easy one and one needs to be aware of certain things before they hire a roofer. This is important because hiring the right person for the job guarantees the job gets done well and also according to your satisfaction. Also, you do not want to hire a wrong roofer and then have your budget or planning go haywire. Now that you understand how important it is to find the right roofers, let us begin with the questions we need to ask when interviewing prospective roofers or roofing companies.
The very first thing that you need to check for in a prospective roofer is whether he has the required roofing license, roofing liability and insurance. These are the basic prerequisites and while every state will have their own set of requirements in terms of roofing licenses it is still mandatory that a person have a roofing license to work as a roofer. Such a roofing license will give you the peace of mind and the confidence that this person is a professional in this particular line of work.
Similarly, a roofing liability and insurance will protect you from any claims made as a result of any injury or even damage to property and even cover for any mishaps or accidents. In the event you are talking to a local roofing company then in addition ask for such details like the hours of work, time to completion, their prices, etc. and based on the responses you can decide whether the company is professional and whether you want to do business with them or not. You can also call up a few of the roofing companies in your area and make a note of all these details and then go with the best fit.
Here is what you need to consider when selecting roofers or a roofing company:
1. Experience - Past experience as a roofer is essential as this will ensure your job gets done to your satisfaction in the hands of a professional.
2. Portfolio - This will give you a fair idea of what the roofer is capable of and a list of references will ensure the roofer has done a good job previously.
3. Price Quoted - Compare the price quotes of various roofers and roofing companies. This will give you a fair idea of the current market prices and also help you weed out those who quote exorbitant rates.
4. Relevant Knowledge - While you may know nothing about roofing you can still Google around for some general information and then use it to check how knowledgeable your prospective roofer is. This will help you identify and hire someone who is knowledgeable about the latest techniques and materials.
Doing the above will ensure you will have done your background check right before hiring any roofers and also will help you keep a tab on the work being done on your roof in Sheffield.
Sheffield Reliable Roofers
112c, 88 Queen St,
0114 303 0315