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Why Opt For Fibreglass When Getting a Roof Replacement?

If you’ve already been looking at getting your roof repaired or replaced, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard about GRP fibreglass. While rubber, tile and felt may have led the way in terms of roofing supply in the past, the world has moved on in a big way. Older roofing solutions no longer provide the resistance and longevity they were intended for. For that reason, roofers across the UK have adopted new techniques, and have taken on new material to help provide stronger longer-lasting roofing solutions. But why should you consider fibreglass for a roof replacement? Here are just a few good ideas to get you started.

Fibreglass is Hard-Wearing

Compared to traditional roofing standards, fibreglass roofing is simply more durable, more resilient, and less likely to need maintenance. This means, once your roof is replaced, you have greater protection against all manner of potential problems. If you have a traditional roof installation, think about all the times you have had to deal with leaks or other problems. Roofing can be a real nuisance to deal with if you don’t have the money or the wherewithal to get started.

GRP fibreglass has emerged in the last decade or so as a genuinely viable roof replacement option. Its resistant properties mean that you won’t have to replace or repair your roof again for another 20 years. In fact, we at Merlin offer a two-decade guarantee to cover this. We are always confident in the resilience and durability of our fibreglass! If you have already struggled with leaks, cracks and roof deterioration, it is high time you looked for a material which can support you for years and years to come.

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Fibreglass is Weather-Resistant

Sick of having to handle roof repairs and maintenance every time there’s a slight bit of weather? From light rain to heavy hail, traditional roofing material just isn’t built for the ever-changing British weatherscape. Yes, the material may have cost less and offered less hassle in the years gone by, but they really don’t compare when it comes to fabulous fibreglass.

Fibreglass is often perfect for wetroom flooring thanks to its miraculous waterproof properties. That’s also why so many people consider the material for roof replacement, too! The UK is going to be privy to a barrage of rain and snow at any given time. Let’s face it – our roofs can really take a battering. Fibreglass roofs let water and drizzle wash straight off. The risks of you getting leaks or damp conditions are far behind you if you choose to replace your roof in GRP. Why waste money time and again fixing up and patching leaks?

Fibreglass is Cost-Effective

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Some people may not be keen to adopt fibreglass for roof replacement right away as a result of cost. However, GRP is fantastically affordable in the long run. While some traditional systems and materials may seem more affordable on the face of things, consider how much you may have to pay in the long run to keep things safe and secure. Repairing and maintaining traditional roofing can be a genuine strain not only in terms of money but also in terms of time and hassle. Therefore, opting for a modern, ultra-resistant standard such as fibreglass should be a priority.

Flat fibreglass roofing is a fantastic solution for all flat roofing needs. While it may seem more expensive than other options of the surface, the savings you will make in the long run are well worth holding out for. Think about it this way – if you don’t have to pay out for new roofing or maintenance for another 20 years, you’ll be saving a lot of cash in the bargain!

Dare to Be Different

Fibreglass roofing has been seen as a ‘different’ alternative to roofing material and replacement for some time now. However, it is quickly heading into the mainstream. Experienced roofers across the country are largely recommending GRP as the leading material for replacements, repairs and more. What’s more, the material is fantastic and versatile for use across your home. However, you should certainly start by making use of it via your roof.

Are you worried about leaks and breaks in your roofing? Don’t be. Install a fibreglass solution, and you’ll have access to some of the most resistant roofing material not just in the UK, but worldwide. Come and talk to the team at Merlin to learn more – either call us or get in touch via web form and we will be more than happy to help you!


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