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Should I Apply Fibreglass in the Winter or Summer?

Fibreglass is an incredibly resistant material which continues to be preferred by roofers and tradespeople the world over. This isn’t just because it’s easy to set up and the fact that it’s remarkably flexible – it’s largely thanks to the fact that it offers an incredible long-term solution to homes and businesses looking for intensive protection. Fibreglass roofing, as well as when applied to other building fixtures, offers incredible weather protection. It’s also impervious to intruder damage, meaning that unlike tile or felt roofing of old, any would-be vandals or criminals will have a seriously difficult time trying to break through the membrane.

All our fibreglass solutions arrive with a 20-year guarantee. That’s two whole decades without a single spot of maintenance needed. But the question remains – when is best, exactly, to start setting up fibreglass for your home? In the winter, or in the summer? Let’s take a brief look at either side of the debate.

In the Winterbad weather conditions

You’ll likely be tempted to get fibreglass roofing or otherwise set up in the winter as bad weather conditions will likely be clear in your mind. However, if you leave getting fibreglass set up too long, you may well be caught off-guard. Having roofing repaired or replaced during cold and wet months not only provides additional hassle for roofers, but it also puts your home at risk. Roofing can take considerable time to set up properly – what if a downpour starts during the patching process? You could be left with flooded areas and soaking wet carpets.

It’s our advice, too, that you aim to start thinking about fibreglass roofing and home improvements during more clement seasons. While you may only start thinking about protecting against poor weather when it actually arrives, planning ahead is always going to be the most advisable strategy to take.

In the Summer

fibreglass roofingIn our collective opinion, setting up fibreglass in the summer simply makes sense. Consider the fact that there’s greater visibility – meaning that there’s greater control for roofers to work with – and the fact that there’s less risk of bad weather working its way into your home during works’ completion. In the summer, you’re likely to be able to oversee roofing enhancement over a speedier time-frame. There’s next to no risk of snow, and you’ll also be making major strides in getting your fibreglass ready for the inclement seasons to come. Prevention, of course, is always going to be better than any cure!

Merlin Fibreglass Flat Roofing are local roofing experts and are always ready to offer Chesterfield homeowners and business people the opportunity to patch up and re-roof their buildings with our extensive guarantee. If you’re interested in repairing or replacing your roof with fibreglass in the near future, get in touch with the team here at Merlin at your earliest convenience. You can call us to arrange for a consultation on 0800 3118 262, or you can email us directly via web form with more details if you wish!

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