While many modern homes may only benefit from the one main roof, many suburban homes opt for bay windows, which come with their own, smaller roof installations which cover the depth of a room’s windowsill. Essentially, some homes need to consider maintaining not one, but two or more roofs in their entirety – and while a bay window roof may not seem to be much to be concerned about, due to their accessibility they can provide a security risk if low-quality roofing material is used. There is also a matter of lead thieves – if you’ve opted for lead flashing or roofing to cover your bay window, you may be at risk of an unwanted visit.
Bay window roofs also require just as much maintenance and care as your main roof, depending upon the type of material you have used. If you have previously opted for felt or rubber roofing to cover your bay window as a quick fix, you may find that you have needed to keep a close eye on its constitution once or twice a year – and lower quality roofing materials can also provide further headaches in their ability to let in water and to be easily damaged with enough force.
While felt may have been considered a viable option for roofing material many years ago, advances have been made in what is widely considered to be effective roofing and, therefore, many recommend upgrading any existing roofing you may have in place to GRP fibreglass.
Fibreglass is considered an optimal choice for roofing upgrades – bay windows or otherwise – as it not only more than mimics the durability of lead coverage (fibreglass roofing will withstand twenty years of regular use), but it can also blend seamlessly into the existing style and form of your home. It’s incredibly versatile – and unlike other roofing materials or choices, you can be assured that it will flexibly fit and adapt to even the tightest of nooks and crannies.
Fibreglass roofing can be considered beneficial from a security point of view, too – whereas would-be thieves may easily steal leadwork from a bay window roof, fibreglass is robust and virtually impenetrable without industrial tools – making it a superb deterrent. This, too, means that your lounge can keep dry for decades with fibreglass’ remarkable weatherproof qualities. For a one-off price at the point of installation, you will really reap the economic benefits long-term – for there will be little to no need for maintenance or repair – and with Merlin GRP, you can be assured of a twenty year guarantee – for we remain confident that fibreglass will have you covered without issue for at least two decades.
For more information on the benefits of fibreglass for bay window roofing or for roof installations in general, contact our team here at Merlin Fibreglass Flat Roofing today on 0800 3118 262, or do feel free to drop in an extended query via our web form. We’ll be back in touch with you as soon as we can – and will be happy to quote you ahead of any work being undertaken.