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The Alternative Material for a Portico Roof

GRP portico-roofNot all buildings are as simple and easily to roof as your average suburban property – churches and listed buildings, for example, often host a portico roof – a type of entrance porch – and with this, a completely separate roofing installation away from the main building itself. Roofing a portico can be tricky as there are often restrictions in place with certain buildings of historical relevance and importance – but with GRP fibreglass roofing, there is often little in the way of such restriction. What’s more, there are a whole host of reasons as to why GRP fibreglass is ideal for portico roofing installation, and why it’s considered such a valued alternative in comparison with more basic, traditional roofing supplies.

A standard portico roof can benefit from GRP fibreglass not only for its long-lasting, weatherproof benefits but also for its ease of installation and seamless blending – unlike some roofing materials and techniques, GRP fibreglass is produced to be as seamless and as inconspicuous as possible, meaning that a listed building or heritage site will go unspoilt and will remain historically stunning – and it should also be worth bearing in mind that fibreglass can be coloured and tinted to ensure that you can blend in your new portico roof as much as physically possible.


Strength and Waterproof

GRP fibreglass is popular due to its strength and waterproof properties, making it ideal for homes and businesses alike – and for sites of historical importance and local interest, it really makes little sense to opt for anything less. All of our GRP fibreglass roofing installations come delivered with a 20-year guarantee, meaning that we’re confident that any building under its protection will last decades of use before further consultation is needed. Certainly, whichever way you look at it, GRP fibreglass is a long-term investment that is ideal for any building or home in need of protection throughout the years. In the case of an historical building in need of specific care or protection, you really can do no wrong by replacing your current portico roof with sturdy and reliable GRP fibreglass.

GRP fibreglass is also ideal for protecting against unwanted guests – that is, anyone likely to try and break in or vandalise your property. Ornate buildings or architecture in need of as much protection as possible will benefit from vandal-proof and damage-proof roofing that lasts the years as well as through potential misdemeanours. With felt or rubber roofing, your portico is at risk of being attacked by more than just the elements – meaning that it is certainly worth considering GRP fibreglass for your roof, no matter how small or insignificant.

Contact us today!

For more information on how your portico can benefit from GRP fibreglass roofing and the ways in which we can provide reliable and weatherproof cover for your home, contact Merlin Fiberglass Flat Roofing today on 0800 3118 262 or send us an email via web form at your convenience. Here at Merlin Fibreglass Flat Roofing, we’re confident that GRP fibreglass is the best possible material for roofing of any kind – and your portico should be no different.


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