A GRP fibreglass roof is guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years, with a life expectancy of 100 years. You only need to install this once! They have a vastly longer lifespan and are simply more durable. They can be both aesthetically pleasing and functional too. They can even be walked on.
A fibreglass roof has no joints or seams. We use a system of fibreglass and resins and topcoats to form one continuous layer. Therefore even around awkward shapes and edges the GRP system is 100% watertight.
There are many factors to be considered in calculating the cost of installing your fibreglass flat roof. Bottom line is that it will work out much cheaper than any conventional flat roofing material over its very long lifespan.
There are fibreglass roofs in existence today that were installed over 50 years ago. Yes really. With today’s advanced materials, a well-laid fibreglass roof installed by experienced professionals like Liquid Applied Membranes, will outlast just about any other roofing system.
On average most jobs can be completed one to two days for domestic customers. A high quality standard of work and finish is our priority. We promise to give you a realistic time estimate. We also promise to cause you the minimum disruption.
GRP fibreglass roofing is incredibly safe and very, very waterproof. The materials are cold-applied so there is never any danger from flames as used in other applications. If you require features such as non-slip grit, fire retardants etc. just ask.
No you cannot fibreglass directly onto roofing felt with conventional polyester resins which are used in fibreglass roof installations. The fibreglass system creates a thermal chemical reaction whilst it is curing which softens the roofing felt or bitumen preventing a full bond between the two materials. In most applications where roofing felt is present the felt is over boarded with a OSB recovery board which is mechanically fixed over the top of the felt. Alternatively a polyurethane resin system incorporating fibreglass can be used which is designed to apply directly on to felt or bitumen based materials using a suitable primer. See 3M Scotchkote Polytech EC/UV system.
No you cannot fibreglass directly onto asphalt with conventional polyester resins which are used in fibreglass roof installations. The fibreglass system creates a thermal chemical reaction whilst it is curing which softens the top of the asphalt preventing a full bond between the two materials. In most applications where asphalt is present the asphalt is over boarded with an OSB recovery board which is mechanically fixed over the top. Alternatively a polyurethane resin system incorporating fibreglass can be used which is designed to apply directly on to asphalt with a suitable primer. See 3M Scotchkote Polytech EC/UV system.
Yes you can fibreglass onto an asbestos roof however we recommend that any works involving asbestos are carried out by a qualified contractor who has the necessary training and expertise to carry out this type of work.
Sometimes soil pipes or vent pipes can be in very inconvenient places like in the middle of a large roof. This may mean you will have to allow for expansion and contraction of the roof deck and fibreglass against the pipes.
No the integrity of the covering will not be affected , although standing water will attract dirt and can start to look unsightly if not cleaned from time to time. It would be a good idea to have the falls improved/ increased whilst the flat roof is being replaced. This is something we would advise you on at the quoting stage.
We use a smooth dark grey topcoat as standard, although other colours are available on request. As the system is moulded in situ using modified Polyester resins and glass fibre matting, the roof covering has no joints or seams.
This would depend on whether you are completely changing the roof appearance or making a roof into a roof garden or balcony; if in any doubt call your local planning department. If your roof is in need of insulating there is a Part L regulation to comply to