Rye Roofing covers all major locations in Kent and East Sussex. Tenterden and Cranbrook are just two of the many towns in these areas where we perform GRP fibreglass installations, primarily on flat roofing structures. GRP fibreglass is a modern material with numerous advantages over traditional bitumen felt, and one which we are proud to use as a part of our roofing services. GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic, a tough composite fibreglass.
Typically, GRP fibreglass outlasts bitumen felt installations by three to four times as long. Kent and East Sussex property owners can expect one of our installations to deliver optimum performance for at least 25 to 30 years. Whether you happen to be in Rye, Tenterden, Cranbrook or anywhere else in our sizeable trading area, we can replace old flat roofing installations with today’s most durable modern GRP fibreglass systems.
Benefits of GRP Fibreglass
• Resilient, durable and stays in place for decades
• Topcoats allow for a wide range of colours to complement architecture
• A completely watertight and seamless finish
• Energy efficient when used with a suitable insulating foam
• Non-slip surface with suitable topcoat makes GRP fibreglass idea for roof terraces
The cost of GRP fibreglass roofing is within the range of most Kent and East Sussex homeowners. The fact that modern GRP fibreglass systems outlast bitumen felt by up to four times makes it incredibly cost-effective. When Rye Roofing provides a quote for an installation, we take the following factors into account:
• The area to be covered in square metres
• Provisions for structural work (if required)
• Cost and thickness of insulation (if required)
• Addition of soffits, fascias or bargeboards
• Addition of guttering and downpipes
When we arrive at Kent or East Sussex properties to provide a quotation, one of the first things our customers ask is how long the installation of GRP fibreglass actually takes. Typically, a two-man team can realistically cover a 20m² area in a single day. This includes any extra work involved, such as removing older roofing materials, replacing the boards, repairing the structure, installing GRP fibreglass and applying a gel topcoat.
Rye Roofing advises homeowners in Rye, Tenterden, Cranbrook and the surrounding areas that GRP fibreglass installations on heavily damaged structures may take a little longer.
Like all reputable roofing companies in the Kent and East Sussex areas, we back our GRP fibreglass installations with a long guarantee. While the overwhelming majority of these installations are for flat roofs, GRP fibreglass is a versatile material that has multiple applications. In our own sector, we can also use it on the following structures:
• Roof Terraces
• Roof Gardens
• Pitched Roofs
One of the biggest benefits of GRP fibreglass is the need for minimal maintenance. Our Tenterden, Cranbrook, Kent and East Sussex customers can opt for an installation from Rye Roofing knowing that a standard gel topcoat doesn’t suffer from moss, algae and other forms of organic growth. Water and a soft brush provide simple cleaning to keep GRP fibreglass in perfect condition and a new topcoat might be necessary after 20 years or so.