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Flat Roofing

We are proud to offer something different for flat roofs in the Exmouth and Exeter area. A flat roof used to mean you had to have the traditional method of 3 layers of bitumen felt or singly ply and membrane placed over it to keep it watertight. These very commonly used methods do not stand the test of time.  But Here at Cox Roofing Contractors, we use fibreglass on the flat roofs.

We are proud to offer something different for flat roofs in the Exmouth and Exeter area. A flat roof used to mean you had to have the traditional method of 3 layers of bitumen felt or singly ply and membrane placed over it to keep it watertight. These very commonly used methods do not stand the test of time.  But Here at Cox Roofing Contractors, we use fibreglass on the flat roofs.

Fiberglass flat roofing has many advantages over traditional methods:
  • No heat required as it is all cold applied.
  • Safer application.
  • Seam and joint free.
  • All fiberglass formed on site.
  • Comes in a variety of colours.
  • Massive 25 year guarantee.
  • Maintenance free.

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.

What are the main benefits of GRP for flat roofing?
  • Because GRP products are laid cold and therefore they do not require any form of heat treatment health and safety is improved, helping to protect installers and the general public.
  • GRP roofing systems are not subject to the same prohibitive insurance premiums levied at installers using hot-works.
  • Unlike traditional flat roofing systems, GRP flat roofs are extremely durable and completely waterproof, plus they can be finished in any wide range of colours and include options such as non-slip finishes.
  • The entire area on a GRP roof is encapsulated into one single continuous GRP membrane and there are no seams joints or welds. It is also completely UV resistant.
  • GRP roofing systems are also highly adaptable allowing conversion of the roof area to include features such as balconies or walkways within the roof area. Special features such as roof lights can also be included within a GRP roofing system.
  • GRP roofing systems can also be used instead of pitched roofs or to make special features.
  • The major benefit of GRP roofing comes from the fact that a high-quality GRP roofing system which is installed correctly should remain leak-free for life.