Glass Reinforced Plastic is the technical name for what is commonly known as ‘fibreglass’. GRP is extremely durable and today is used in a variety of applications across a number of industries. GRP is extremely versatile, strong and waterproof, making GRP the ideal solution for applications such as roofing systems. The ability to produce different finishes such as nonslip surfaces using GRP, in addition to being able to produce unlimited range of colour options for applications of almost any complexity, means that GRP is now a popular and viable alternative to traditional roofing systems used previously.
How long will GRP last?
Many glassfibre laminates made during the early days of GRP production in the 1940s are still in use today. Extensive testing has demonstrated the typical life expectancy of a GRP roof product to be well in excess of 50 years. Tests conducted to date have shown ‘no deterioration’ of its infrastructure or performance throughout the testing period.