If you have a shed, garage, car port, kitchen extension or other construction next to or attached to your house then it’s worth spending a minute to consider the advantages of fibreglass flat roofs. It might not seem as though it’s the most important thing to consider, but if you don’t think about it now, you could find yourself regretting it later when you realise that you’re facing a hefty bill for damages caused due to mildew, moisture, rising damp or other form of water damage.
You see the problem is that in the UK we get a lot of rain. In fact, rain isn’t the only problem – dampness in general causes no end of issues. Even a thick mist or fog can result in a significant amount of moisture gathering, and snow or hail results in puddles and rivulets soon enough.
With all these various delightful forms of water coming into contact with out roofs and buildings it’s no wonder than over 65% of homes in the UK are at risk from rising damp, 78% of outside buildings are at risk from water damage, and most insurance companies won’t compensate you if the roof used on the building is not considered suitable, or in adequate enough condition to provide protection flat roofs toronto.
So whether your concern is health, the protection of your possessions, appearances or even insurance, taking a moment to think about the various benefits of fibreglass flat roofs and GRP roofing makes a good deal of sense.
In the UK many of our flat roofs, and even those which are slanted or at an angle such as shed roofs, garage roofs and porches, tend to be constructed from a timber base with felt roofing over the top. In some cases lead roofing or tiles may be used, but in all of these cases there are serious problems which mean that none of the traditional roofing methods used in these situations is entirely suitable.
With so much dampness in the air, running down walls, pooling and collecting on flat roofs, wooden frames tend to quickly become waterlogged. It only takes a small gap for the water to pass through, and once that happens the roof faces an inevitable decline in stability and effectiveness. Once wood absorbs moisture it begins to warp, twist, stretch and crack.
All this movement causes tears to become even worse, letting in yet more moisture. The eventual consequence is usually mildew and fungal growth, although this tends to be fairly widespread before it’s even visible within the home or building itself. This represents a real health risk; only very recently a famous young British actress died as a direct result of invisible fungal build up caused by moisture entering a flat roof.
Felt roofing tears, and it also stretches. Once water begins to pool and gather on a flat roof the felt will be even more distorted, and tears will be inevitable. The more water gathers, the more the distortion and stretching, allowing even more water to gather. Moss growth creates a sponge like surface which soaks up yet more water, and all that weight will inevitably cause damage which will permit water to enter the roof space.
Fibreglass flat roofs do not warp, crack, twist, stretch or become otherwise damaged in any way. They are fundamentally unable to support the growth of moss or mildew, and when fitted correctly will ensure 100% of water drains off immediately. Fibreglass flat roofs and GRP roofing ensures a watertight seal, and full protection against all forms of damp related problems, giving long lasting protection.
Today fibreglass flat roofs and GRP roofing is available in a wide range of styles, and can even be made to look exactly like wood, tiles or even lead, ensuring that it does not look out of place, and complements the existing exterior style of the property perfectly. It’s certainly worth considering, because if you sit waiting for a problem to become apparent, it will usually be too late.