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Traditional Felt roofing vs GRP Fibreglass roofing

When it comes to finding the right type of material to use when installing or refurbishing your roof, it can often be a tricky choice if you’re not clued up on the pros and cons of what’s available to you.  Two of the most popular choices for private and commercial roofing alike are felt roofing – which is considered a more traditional choice – and grp fibreglass roofing, which is a more contemporary option that is gaining popularity in the roofing trade and with homeowners alike.  But what are the benefits and disadvantages of these materials, and which should you opt for?

Felt Roofing

Felt roofing has been used in roofing installation for the good part of a century now and is therefore considered to be a ‘tried and tested’ material – in addition to this, compared to other materials and options available, it’s less costly and effectively waterproof – it’s also no hassle whatsoever to lay down and put in place.  However, in comparison with fibreglass roofing, felt installations simply do not have the staying power, making them much more susceptible to external damage, weather intrusion and moisture build-up, meaning that they could cause mould problems only a short time into their use.  Felt roofing requires much attention, in terms of repairs and quick fixes – meaning that it may not be as cost-effective as it first appears.

GRP Fibreglass Roofing

GRP fibreglass roofing has fast become the choice of roofing professionals and those who have suffered with poor quality roofs and materials in the past.  GRP, while waterproof like felt roofing, is laid out in a completely different manner using a liquid resin – which is not only safer for roofing engineers, but means that there is both room for more versatility in terms of the shape of your roof and that the job can be completed in double-quick time.  GRP roofing is also built to withstand weather and common outside damage, and was developed to withstand years of constant use.  This makes for a roof that will withstand almost anything that is thrown at it.  While the cost of GRP is higher than that of felt roofing and its contemporaries, the very fact that you will not need to repair and fix your roof regularly makes it more than worth the price of admission.GRP Flat Roofing Edge

While felt roofing has been a reliable and common source of roofing material over the decades, the emergence of fibreglass roofing has likely kicked the outdated material into touch – making it a popular choice for professionals and homeowners alike.

Here at Merlin Fibregless Flat Roofing, we are experts in the creation and installation of superb, long-lasting and bespoke GRP fibreglass roofing solutions for homes and businesses.  If you’re considering the move to GRP or are in the process of building a home or premises, why not consider the benefits we have discussed?  For more information on our services or to discuss a quote, simply call us on 0800 3118 262 at your convenience – and we will be happy to bring the benefits of long-lasting and effective GRP roofing to your home or business in no time at all.

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