EPDM rubber has an outstanding resistance to ageing and is designed for use anywhere these special characteristics are required - from windows and door seals in the automobile industry to the waterproofing of flat roofs, garden roofs, ponds or basins, in other words most waterproofing applications.
This was developed to remove the need for hot bitumen but the process carried a risk of fire from the naked flame of the torches used to heat the felt and, if operatives laying the felt were on price (piece work), an adequate bond to the substrate was not achieved and seems were inadequately bonded as the works were rushed. As a consequence of this the roof system would often fail.
Fibreglass is lightweight, very strong, will take foot traffic and accommodate the movement that occurs in modern buildings.
GRP roofs are available in a variety of colours but grey always give a pleasing aesthetic appearance as it has the look of lead which always looks well on high class work. GRP roof systems also have a variety of accessories such as trims, tilt fillets, outlets and cappings.
Fibreglass is robust and long lasting type of modern flat roofing is the GRP system. This type of roof covering will last over 30 years if installed correctly, it’s life can be extended further still by lightly sanding the fiberglass topcoat after a period of years and applying a new topcoat layer.
This process can be carried out in just a few hours and can give the roof many more years of useful life.