A recent project with a fibreglass flat roof on the Wirral was completed successfully. The customer in Neston, Wirral had an existing flat roof over a kitchen extension which was leaking badly. The old felt on the roof had aged and was allowing water to penetrate during heavy rain periods. This is often the case with felt older than 15 years old, and the joints are susceptible to leaks, especially if there has been foot traffic on it (by a window cleaner for example). Note that a new GRP fibreglass flat roof is safe for foot traffic, and has the option of a non-slip finish for walkways.
Once the original felt was removed, the extent of the water damage was obvious, with rotten boards underneath, and the only solution was a re-roof. In this case, the owner wanted a long-term solution, and chose a new GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) or fibreglass flat roof. The first step was to remove the rotten plywood panels and to replace the entire rooftop roof decking with new exterior quality grade tongue and groove ply over the roof joists. PVC trims over the edge of the roof ensure a long life with no maintenance needed. The main roof area was covered by layers of fibreglass matting and roofing resin (similar to that used on yacht hulls) installing a hard and durable laminate surface as a watertight long-life solution for a fibreglass flat roof Wirral. In this case a brown colour was chosen to match the existing house roof, although a wide choice of alternative colours are available. A GRP fibreglass flat roof is insurance guaranteed for 20 years, although a lifespan of 50 years is expected.
The customer was very satisfied with his new fibreglass flat roof, Wirral, and subsequently asked us to do the flat garage roof in Neston as well.
Here are the customer comments:
“May I say what a marvelous job has been done and what a conscientious employee you have in John. When you have a job done, it is always a ‘toss-up’ whether you are going to have someone pleasant to do the work or otherwise. He did not mind explaining what he was doing as he went along. I very much appreciate the way you sorted out the problem of the broken light covering. Some firms would have sent us the bill, and left me to sort out a replacement, but not you! Anyway thanks again and I look forward to receiving your quote for doing the roof of the garage”
Original fibreglass flat roof Wirral testimonial here.
Canova UK Ltd
5A Milner Road, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside CH60 5RT
0151 342 8275