If there’s a garage, shed, kitchen extension, car port or some other construction attached to your home, you could spend a minute to think of the benefits of fibreglass roofs. They may not seem too important, but they will surely make you realise their worth when damages may be caused because of rising damp, moisture, mildew or some other kind of damage caused by water. Dampness causes a host of issues, particularly in areas where rainfall is abundant. Even a fog or thick mist can accumulate a good amount of moisture and hail or snow results in rivulets and puddles soon enough.
Problems with using other kinds of roofing
There is no surprise that more than 65 per cent of the houses in the United Kingdom risk rising damp as the sources of water coming into contact with buildings and roofs are aplenty. Water damage is risky for about 78 per cent of outside buildings and many insurance companies refuse to compensate you if you’re using a roof that they consider unsuitable, or not adequate enough to protect the building.
How wooden or lead roofs can create problems
Most of the roofs in UK homes are made from timber on the base and felt roofing on the top. Lead tiles or roofing is also used in many homes, and all these homes face serious problems as the traditional methods used in roofing are not completely suitable. Water logging is a common problem in wooden frames as there is plenty of dampness. Water can pass through the smallest of gaps, and when this happens, the effectiveness and stability of the roof declines inevitably. Wood begins to twist, warp, crack and stretch when it absorbs moisture.
Roofs made from fibreglass do not twist, warp, crack and stretch, or get damaged in any other way. They can provide fundamental support to the home and can also keep away mildew or moss from growing around them. If fibreglass is fitted correctly, you can be assured of 100% protection from water drains. All problems related to water and damp can be solved by installing a fibreglass roof.
GPR roofing and fibreglass roofs can be found in a wide variety of styles today. You can even make fibreglass look exactly like tiles, lead or wood. However, make sure that it doesn’t look odd while keeping an eye on the existing style. Fibreglass must blend with the décor of the home if it is to give it a classy look.
Why fibreglass makes for an excellent option
Fibreglass is among the cheapest materials you can find to roof your home. It is incredibly cost effective in terms of manufacturing as well as fitting. Fibreglass roofs can be produced anywhere and then be brought to the location where it has to be fitted. They are also very light and when compared to a wooden beamed tiling or construction, or even lead roofing, the costs that are incurred in purchasing and fitting fibreglass roofs are significantly lower.
Grace is an expert associated with AFM Ltd., manufacturers of durable and effective door canopies, fibreglass and GRP roofing.