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3 Reasons to Replace Your Standard Portico Roof with a GRP Fibreglass Roof

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Portico roofing is probably more common than you might think.  Often, it can be difficult to plan for when you’re redoing the whole of your roof installation!  A portico is a separate installation which is put in place to cover a porch.  That means, it is often sticking out from the rest of the building and has to be roofed separately.

But that doesn’t mean you have to ignore them when it comes to completely remodelling your roofing system.  In fact, a fibreglass canopy is always recommended if you are struggling to keep the weather out of your porch throughout the year.  Want to know more about why GRP canopies are being recommended by UK roofing experts?  Read on, and we will have the full lowdown for you.

It’s Inconspicuous

It’s safe to say that some traditional portico roofing sticks out like a sore thumb.  Older roofing standards may have been built to fit a purpose years ago, but times have changed.  A GRP door canopy will provide your porch or entrance hall with plenty of strength and protection, but will also help to streamline the look of your home.  A fantastic porch canopy built in fibreglass can be designed and laid out to your own specifications.

This is just one of the brilliant reasons why we believe fibreglass has a place in all home roofing installations.  It not only serves a fantastic purpose but also helps to streamline the look of a property exterior.  Traditional portico roofing can look awkward and bulky.  It’s therefore a good idea to try and nip this in the bud as soon as physically possible.

Some people are unsure about moving to GRP canopies as it can be such a big change – however, it is often the best way to modernise your property’s roofing.


It’s Cost-Effective

3 Reasons to Replace Your Standard Portico Roof with a GRP Fibreglass Roof

The cost of installing GRP fibreglass initially may not appeal to people right away.  However, you will need to look at the overall cost over years of use and savings therein.  The fact is, we supply and fit GRP to last decades.  All our products arrive with a 20-year guarantee, which means you won’t need to maintain, repair or replace your installation within that window.

Traditional portico roofing needs much more attention.  What’s more, it can work out a lot more expensive for homeowners to attend to.  As mentioned, traditional porticos may have seemed cost-effective and worthwhile many years ago, but they no longer hold up against the weather or the threat of vandalism.  Paying out again and again to fix a door canopy can be a real nuisance.

That’s why we always recommend you consider a GRP door canopy if you are due to make changes to your roofing.  It’s a one-off cost for decades of hassle-free roofing.  What more could you possibly need?


A GRP Fibreglass Roof is Impressively Durable

We say this to everyone who chooses fibreglass roofing for the first time – it’s amazingly resilient.  GRP canopies are impenetrable, which means once it’s laid, you won’t have to worry about it letting anything in.  As mentioned, you’ll have a canopy which will last up to two decades without further intervention.

GRP fibreglass is waterproof in its very nature, which means even the heaviest of weather will continue to bounce off it regardless of strength.  Traditional portico solutions won’t be so lucky.  Fibreglass is recommended by roofers everywhere are a simple, long-lasting material which is quick to lay and long-lasting for homeowners to enjoy.

When it comes to a GRP door canopy, you’ll get complete peace of mind that your porch or veranda will be protected from the elements.  It can often be a worry that your outbuildings won’t receive the same protection the rest of your house does.  That’s why it’s important to consult roofing experts about setting up a GRP Fibreglass Roof for portico canopies at the same time as complete roofing refurbishment.


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Moving over to GRP fibreglass may seem like a bit of a leap to make.  In some ways, it is!  However, there is no need to feel worried about what’s going to happen in the long run.  The sooner you switch your portico roofing and canopies to GRP, the sooner you can enjoy strong, long-lasting protection against rain, damage and more besides.

Keep your home clean, safe and dry with fibreglass across your whole roof.  That includes porticos and more!  Merlin are here to help.  Call us on 0800 3118 262 or contact us via web form at your convenience to get started.

Ian Chrichlow

Ian Chrichlow is a seasoned roofing expert serving Mansfield and Nottinghamshire. Specialising on GRP Fibreglass Roofing, Flashing, and Flooring. With a 20-year guarantee on all projects, Ian builds trust and quality into every job. He's got the know-how for both domestic and commercial spaces