When it comes to thinking about replacing your garage roof, there seems to be a lot of options around that may seem confusing to you. The earlier you start to plan your replacement garage roof, in the long you will gain more time to spend on other important matters around your home during the warmer months. Don’t forget that you deserve nothing short of the best roofing replacement as you will be spending your hard earned money.
We will be highlighting and explaining some of the top issues to consider before you have your garage roof replaced.
Garage Roofing Options.
Before you contact a company to come and have your garage roof replaced or refurbished,its important that you know what you want to use it for. For instance, you may be thinking about changing its function from a garage to something else such an extra room, bedroom, or workshop. If you do want to change the usage is would be best to seek advice from your local planning office before making any changes. Usually, if your garage roof forms an integral part of your building then the roof will have insulation. If your plan is to replace more than 50% of your garage roof, then you MUST replace the insulation to bring it up to the minimum thermal efficiency requirements specified by Part L of the Building Regulations.
Consider the Type of Roofing available.
While we don’t install torch on felt or rubber roofing they can be relatively cheaper than a grp roofing. However, they don’t have the same life expectancy than fibreglass grp roofing, nor the security and durability. So it is a good idea to know the benefits and pitfalls of these types of roofing materials before making a decision.
Torch on felt- While cheaper than rubber or GRP flat roofing replacement materials, this method of roofing requires the use of powerful propane torches and this poses a substantial health and fire risk. Lifespan can be as little as 15 years and is completely non-recyclable so it will end up in the local landfill.
Rubber roofs do provide a waterproof membrane but are not suitable to be walked upon as the membrane could be torn. They are also susceptible shrinkage and wrinkles if tolerances during installation were not adhered to. These wrinkles can affect the waterproofing effectiveness if they occur where the rubber is overlapped.
A finished GRP Roofing system has a hardwearing impact resistant surface. When it is installed it is moulded around edging and obstacles, creating a watertight seal. GRP laminate is applied on over quality OSB3 deck. The roof is finished with GRP edge trims and a coat of colour topcoat. The durability and waterproof properties of GRP make it the ideal construction material for flat roofing. As well as being a lightweight material, it is robust, flexible and will never corrode.
If you decide to go for GRP Fibreglass roofing as your solution for a garage flat roof replacement. We can provide you with a no obligation quote at your home and discuss the options available to you. Appointments usually take up 30 minutes of your time, and can be arranged at a time convenient to you.