Are you looking to replace a flat roofing installation that has reached the end of its lifespan? Or are you investing in a single-storey extension and want to compare market-leading roofing materials? As time-served roofers, the team at Northwood Roofing Contractors covers a full range of services, from new roof installations to roof tile replacement and roof repairs. Property owners in Weybridge trust us for advice, guidance, expertise and, above all, outstanding workmanship.
Below, we have looked at the two types of flat roofing we supply and install: high-performance torch-on felt roofing and GRP fibreglass. By comparing the qualities and benefits of each, you can take the first step toward choosing the most appropriate option for your needs.
If you have any further questions about these roofing options, or other services such as roof tile replacement and roof repairs, you can speak with one of our roofers on 07968 310 851, 07831 134 018 or 01483 797 001. Our company covers all locations in and around Weybridge.
GRP Fibreglass Flat Roofing
This material is the more modern of the two. It consists of a polyester resin which our roofers reinforce with glass fibres. When catalysed and cured, the resulting material forms a laminated layer.
This unique structure gives GRP roofing impressive waterproofing properties. To underline this, you typically find this material on the boat hulls, so it’s well equipped to handle the prolonged and torrential rain that falls on your Weybridge property.
In addition, this flat roofing option is incredibly durable. When complete, GRP roofing provides a tightly bonded finish that delivers a complete seal. Most importantly, our roofers achieve this in one continuous layer, i.e. without seams or joins.
As a result, a GRP roof is free of the potential weak spots that water can slowly penetrate over the years. With the durability to withstand deterioration and ripping, you won’t face leaks or roof repairs any time soon. You may even wish it were a roof tile replacement.
While the initial outlay for GRP roofing is significantly higher than felt roofing, it also lasts much longer. It’s incredibly easy to clean and maintain, has a light weight suitable for most structures and has a safe, cold-application process.
High-Performance Torch-On Felt Roofing
Whereas GRP flat roofing is a modern solution, felt roofs represent the traditional approach for Weybridge property owners. If you’re more familiar with the bitumen and stone chip system of years gone by, things have changed considerably over the years. The roofing felts our roofers use today comprise of a 3-layer system that is superior in every respect.
When installed by our experienced team, felt roofs create an impenetrable, watertight layer. We achieve this through a hot-application process. This involves using a blowtorch to melt-weld the felt layers to each other and the roofing structure itself.
Of course, because installation requires a naked flame, it’s essential to leave yours in the hands of our experienced personnel.
Felt roofing is considerably cheaper than GRP flat roofing, but still offers comparable performance when laid correctly. It also has a fast installation time which we can complete in dry or wet conditions.
You will, however, have to consider the lifespan. While GRP roofing can still perform to optimal standards up to 20 years later, felt roofs typically last between 5 to 10 years. But you can maximise your investment with a proactive approach to maintenance and roof repairs.
Be it felt roofing repairs, roof tile replacement or any other roofing service, you can rely on our team of roofers for all your needs in Weybridge.