The Benefits of Fibreglass

Benefits of fibreglass roofs

  • First of all, fibreglass is a very tough, robust material that can be laid without any seams;
  • It is also has very little intrinsic value if removed, deterring thieves;
  • The strength of fibreglass makes it extremely durable, with roofs fitted today lasting as long as 20 to 30 years;
  • This is mainly due to its ability to ward off wet and windy weather that easily attacks felt and bitumen roofs, therefore protecting your home from any irritating leaks – making it a weatherproof, dependable option too;
  • Fibreglass can also be easily repaired, extended or replaced if needs be; a simple gel resin applied with a paint gun can offer extra protection for an extensive period of time, while applying acrylic paint to the surface of your fibreglass roof can also help it last longer;
  • Fibreglass is a lightweight material and will not add weight to your roof structure;
  • The strength of fibreglass also allows it to be laid on flat roofs and then tiled over and used as a roof garden or upstairs patio/balcony area. Sarah Beany recently reported that a roof terrace or balcony would add 2% of value to your current house price;
  • Finally, you might think fibreglass is a dull and lifeless looking material, but that is simply no longer the case; fibreglass now comes in a variety of colours and surface textures for you to choose from, making it a very versatile roofing option.