So you have finally decided to have a flat roof to give you that extra living space or maybe you just want it solely for its aesthetic appeal. That’s great! Many homeowners have chosen to have flat roofs and have done for a very long time. So long that this has been a characteristic feature of the Egyptian, Persian and Arabian architecture.
Having a flat surface has its pros and cons. Some good things were mentioned earlier but the disadvantage is that when not built properly you could have a home that’s like an oven during the summer months and a freezer during the winter season. The point is, when you have committed to having a new flat roof, it is imperative to have it constructed properly to make sure your house is as homely as possible.
There are top coats, adhesives, tap papers and other tools that are available on the market nowadays to help you prevent any problems. There are lots of flat roof coverings that are available in today’s market and one particular type is the GRP fibreglass roofing, which is not really regarded as a roofing material. It is a single-ply membrane that’s laid in situ on good quality plywood or an OSB deck, in dry conditions in temperature not below 5oC. This would then have its edge trimmed, laminated and finally top coated, which is done as soon as possible. Although installing fibreglass flat roofing is as intricate and specific as baking, the benefits of going through all these steps outweigh the hassle of putting it on.
As we all know fiberglass is made for heavy-duty waterproofing car bodies, boats, tanks etc. and so from that you’ll have an idea about what it can do to your roof and ultimately to your house. The fiberglass can last for fifty years or more so it can easily surpass any traditional flat roof material. Apart from its outstanding waterproofing feature, it is impact and fire and chemical resistant, making it the perfect choice for your living space. You can walk on it without it getting damaged. You can even stomp on it if you want. It is also a great insulator and on top of that it does look seamless, adding to the attractiveness of your new flat roof that most people would definitely fall for.