repair your

fibreglass roof

Want to save on fibreglass roof repairs?
Compare fully-approved, rated Orkney Islands roofers today!

  • Exclusive December deals
  • Rated, trusted Orkney Islands roofers
  • 60sec online quote application
  • Compare prices with no-obligation

Don't just take our word for it
4.5/5

(125 quotes - 15/12/17)

GRP & Fibreglass Roof Repair in Orkney Islands - Compare Costs

Compare specialist fibreglass roof repair quotes

Fibreglass roofing repairs can be an affordable solution to fixing any leaks or damage your roof may have, and it's a relatively easy process for the professionals on our network. Want to repair your roof, but concerned about the cost? That's why we're here. We'll help you find the best Orkney Islands fibreglass roof repairs at a price to suit your budget.

Providing fibreglass repairs to Orkney Islands residents since 2010!

fibreglass roof repair Orkney Islands

Whether you want to repair the roof of your garden shed, or replace the entire roof over your garage or house, the professionals are ready to work on your project. No job is too big or too small for our network of Orkney Islands fibreglass roof repair companies. Fibreglass is comparatively cheap and easy to repair and once repaired it requires little to no maintenance. If you'd like to see how cheap it can be to fix your Orkney Islands fibreglass roof then complete the form above, or please read on for more information.

Common Fibreglass Roof Problems

There are a number of common causes of leaks when it comes to GRP roofing, including:

  1. Flashings: If the area where your flashings meet an adjoining wall haven't been sealed correctly, or were sealed against a poorly cleaned wall then they may have become separated. It's common for a small 1-2mm gap to appear along the abutting join which can compromise the seal of the roof and make it susceptible to vertical run-off.
  2. Expansion & Contraction: The constant expanding and contracting of a fibreglass roof can cause fatigue which in turn can lead to cracks and holes appearing. When the roof was initially installed expansion should have been factored in. Another cause for this form of failure is when joints and trims aren't reinforced correctly allowing for unwanted movement.

Thankfully these common causes of fibreglass roof damage are easily repaired by any of the Orkney Islands professionals on our network.

what is fibreglass roofing

What is Fibreglass Roofing?

Fibreglass is a polymer plastic matrix reinforced with glass fibres. Fibreglass, also known as glass reinforced plastic or glass resin plastic (GRP), is typically used for flat roofs, but can be used for pitch roofs as well. Fibreglass roofing uses fibreglass laminate applied over conditioned plywood rafters. The roof is then finished with a fibreglass trim instead of traditional flashing, and coated with a pre-pigmented top coat in a colour to suit your aesthetic requirements. Roofing specialists can help find the best solution for your style of roof.

How Fibreglass Is Made

Most of the materials found in fibreglass are naturally occurring. These may include silica sand, soda ash, limestone, and others, but fibreglass gets its name from the silica sand that turns to glass when heated. The entire batch of materials is placed into a furnace where it is melted, and then it is transferred to equipment designed to convert the molten glass into fibres. There are several ways to do this, including filament extrusion and spinning. Once the fibreglass itself has been created, the fibres are then added to other materials to keep them strong and impenetrable.

Fibreglass Shingles

Fibreglass shingles are also quite popular across the country. Like traditional shingles, they have an asphalt exterior, but while organic asphalt shingles have a wood or paper mat, fibreglass shingles contain a matrix of plastic reinforced with fibres made of glass. They’re lighter than traditional asphalt, which makes them easier to install, but they don’t last quite as long and as a result we frequently receive repair requests. An advantage is that they cost less than traditional tiles or shingles, and they’re relatively simple to repair.

Orkney Islands fibreglass shingle repairs
benefits of fibreglass roof repairs

The Benefits of Fibreglass

Fibreglass is durable and lightweight, which makes it an ideal construction material in instances when it needs to be hoisted up a ladder. Unlike other flat roof materials, including asbestos, fibreglass poses no health risks. Fibreglass is also ideal for small craft construction, and can be used not only for large roofs, but also for smaller roofs like a garden shed or animal hutch. Fibreglass is robust, flexible, weather resistant, and will never corrode. Fibreglass is one of the most inexpensive roofing materials, requiring little to no maintenance and few repairs.

The Costs of Fibreglass Repair

Fibreglass roofing has a life expectancy of up to 30 years. In that time, some minor repairs may be required. Although a fibreglass roof requires almost no maintenance, the condition of the roof should be checked regularly to spot any leaks early on. Due to fibreglass being an inexpensive material that is easy to work with, fibreglass roof repair Orkney Islands tends to be fairly cheap, although this will depend on the severity of the damage and the labour required to fix the problem.

Orkney Islands fibreglass roof repair costs

Rapid response from suppliers and provided a very competitive quote and time scale to complete the work. Mrs A. Orkney Islands

Professional Fibreglass Repair Only

Do not attempt DIY repairs on your fibreglass roofing. Although fibreglass is fairly easy and safe to work with, laying fibreglass correctly requires skill and experience. A badly laid fibreglass roof could result in the need for expensive roof replacements. Improper repair may also diminish the integrity of the roof, resulting in leaks. Why strain yourself climbing ladders and hauling up materials when fibreglass roofing professionals are standing by?

professional fibreglass roofing repairs

Temporary Water Damage Prevention

If a storm or other event has caused a leak in your fibreglass roof, a properly-placed tarp can help to redirect that water away from the damaged area and prevent further water infiltration. Tarp placement can be quite dangerous for non-professionals and we don't recommend that you carry it out yourself (see above), so should you choose to do it, you should be very careful. Remember to attach the edges of the tarp to heavy boards to keep it in place, and never attempt to place a tarp during inclement weather. If you do not feel comfortable placing the tarp yourself, fill out the form for a free quote on emergency fibreglass roof repairs. Many companies employ professionals who will come to your home after business hours to help prevent any further damage caused by a damaged fibreglass roof.

Your Orkney Islands fibreglass repair questions answered

You should make sure that the contractor you choose is experienced in performing fiberglass roof repairs, and that the work will also be guaranteed. Thankfully the roofers on our network have already undergone numerous checks to ensure competence and reliability.

Most repairs can be performed in one day, unless the roof is severely damaged. In that case, more than one visit from a roofing contractor may be needed.

Fibreglass roofs are not any more or less difficult to repair than any other type of roof. Each style of roof requires a specific technique to repair, but your repair technician will able to determine what the proper technique is.

The price will vary depending on the amount of time the repairs take and the supplies that are needed, but in most cases, fibreglass roof repairs will cost from £200 - £400 and will normally not take more than a day.

They are typically repaired by adding a sealer to the area that is leaking. This will require careful cleaning of your Orkney Islands roof, followed by scraping to remove any old sealer and create a watertight seal.

One of the areas of GRP roofing that is most prone to leaking is the flashings into an abutting wall. If these haven't been sealed properly, or were applied when the brickwork was dusty then a small gap can appear leaving any water run-off to enter the roofing structure.

Fibreglass laminate roofs are quite durable, and they’ll last for about 50 years if they are properly maintained. About halfway through their lifespan, they’ll require a fresh coat of “gel-coat”, which gives the roof its colour. Afterwards, it’ll last about another 20 years.

Unfortunately, roof damage doesn’t wait until normal business hours. There’s nothing to stop a storm from coming through in the middle of the night and causing a significant leak. Many of the companies in our network will perform emergency fibreglass roof repairs. When you fill out the form for a quote, simply mention your need for emergency repairs. Keep in mind that contractors may charge premium rates when they work outside of normal business hours.

When you receive your quotes, it’s important to review all the information you receive very carefully. Though price should certainly be a factor in your decision, you should also consider things like the company’s experience and reputation, which can make a major difference in the quality of your repairs. You can also read recent reviews submitted by other companies to help make a decision. You should also find out how long it will take each company to complete the work; while one company may not be able to get to your repair for a week, the next one may be available the very next day.

The Process of Getting Quotes

Why live with cracked tiles, holey thatch or blistered asphalt when fibreglass offers you a cheap and durable alternative? Don't live with a leaking roof, putting your valuables at risk of water damage. Don't put up with expensive roofing materials that require constant maintenance and costly repair. Get a free no-obligation quote today. It only takes a minute to fill in our online form with a few details about your roofing problem. With our access to a network of Orkney Islands fibreglass roof repair professionals, we guarantee the best services at the lowest prices.

1 Complete Our Quote Form

All you have to do is complete the 60 second quote form with some details about your fibreglass roofing requirements.

2 Receive Fibreglass Roofing Quotes

We then pass your requirements on to our network of fibreglass roofing specialists and allow up to four to quote.

All of our roofing professionals are fully screened prior to acceptance. As well as undergoing the rigorous vetting process, they have their work rated by members of the public just like you. Use our free service for quotes from trustworthy and reliable roofers. Our network has approved roofers only

Example Roofing Work Requests

15 Dec Fibreglass Roof Repair

Our flat fibreglass roof on the storage shed has started to let a little rain in. We hpe it's a simple repair job rather than a complete roof replacement.

15 Dec Storm Damage

Following the hail storm last week, I have found that my fibreglass roof is damaged. I have not noticed any leaking, but I am concerned it will start if the damage is not repaired. Can you please provide me with a quote for your services?

15 Dec Minor Repairs

We can see cracks appearing on our GRP roof above the garage and would like someone to patch them up before the damage becomes more extensive. At the moment we haven't noticed any leaks internally but want to prevent that from happening.

14 Dec Boat Roof Repair

I am in need of fibreglass roof repair services for my boat house. The roof is leaking in several places, but I do not believe it needs to be replaced. Please provide me with a quote for these services.

14 Dec Major Repairs

Our fibreglass roof is leaking like crazy. We need a good quote for a fibreglass roof repair. Thank you very much.

Check for deals in your postcode:

SAVE UP TO 50%

For exclusive December fibreglass roof repair deals complete this form now!