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Roof Repairs in Weybridge | Roof Tile Replacement Experts | Comparing Our Flat Roofing Options

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 and the surrounding areas trust us for advice, guidance, expertise and, above all, outstanding workmanship.

Below, we have looked at the two types of flat roofs we supply and install- high-performance torch-on felt roofing and GRP fibreglass. These roofing materials can be applied in various settings, such as:

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 us on 07968 310 851, 07831 134 018 or 01483 797 001. You can also see examples of our roofing services on our previous work page.

GRP Fibreglass or Torch-On Felt Roofing?

GRP Fibreglass Flat Roofing

This modern material consists of a polyester resin reinforced with glass fibres. When catalysed and cured, the resulting material forms a laminated layer.

When complete, GRP roofing provides a tightly bonded finish that delivers a complete waterproof seal. Our roofers achieve this in one continuous layer capable of withstanding deterioration and ripping and is free of weak spots that water can slowly penetrate over the years.

While the initial outlay for GRP roofing is significantly higher than felt roofing, it lasts much longer. It’s lightweight, incredibly easy to clean and maintain, and has a safe, cold-application process.

High-Performance Torch-On Felt Roofing 

Compared to GRP flat roofing, felt roofs represent a more traditional approach. If you’re familiar with the bitumen and stone chip system of years gone by, things have changed considerably over the years. The roofing felts used today comprise of a 3-layer system that is superior in every aspect.

Our felt roofs have 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.

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 optimally for up to 20 years, felt roofs typically last 5-10 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 in Weybridge for all your needs.

Call 07968 310 851, 07831 134 018 or 01483 797 001 to schedule anything from a roof tile replacement to roof repairs in the Weybridge area.