Last week our team got the opportunity to transform the old roof of Texaco petrol station located in Orpington into a robust Fiberglass roof. A GRP flat roof, or fiberglass roof as it is also known, is one of the most popular flat roofing solutions in the UK. GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Polyester, a composite material formed by strengthening plastic with fine fibers made of glass.
Furthermore, as in Orpington, the summers are short, comfortable, and partly cloudy. However, the winters are long, very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 71°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 80°F. Therefore, our professionals chose to use a single ply laminate as it is reliable, waterproof, and lasts for over 60 years. In addition to this, GRP is also useful in the making of boats, lorries to water tanks, and ponds.
The process of making a GRP roof is very smooth. Firstly, a layer of catalyzed resin is applied to a completely dry roof decking. To support this a layer of fiberglass matting is laid on top of it. Once cured, a fire retardant topcoat resin is then applied to weatherproof the roof and give it a more attractive finish. At last, specially made edge trims and drip trims are fitted to the edges of the roof.
Heathrow Roofing can guarantee that a glass fiber roof laid by their team will not deteriorate for at least 30 years. Our team works round the clock to complete their project on the promised time.