Fiberglass flat roofs prevent damage from occurring to the roof, surrounding structures as well as anything protected under the flat roof. Fiberglass roofing has been around for over 50 years. There are several styles to choose from with varying designs and levels of protection. With multiple options available, you get exactly what you need.
Fiberglass is seamless, leaving no chance for water to penetrate its surface. It is utilized in the making of the hulls of boats and in other industries where water-tightness is completely essential due to its inability to be penetrated. Felt roofs cannot offer such protection and rubber membrane roof coverings still have welded or glued seams that can eventually cause way for leaking to occur. Felt roofs eventually sag and create pools of water that will leak down into your structure and cause further damage.
Along with being able to achieve several different desired looks, fiberglass flat roofs can be made to be used with a variety of functions. If the area where the flat roof is will be walked on, they can be made to be non-slip. They also can be molded to fit in tricky areas including being formed to go around roof lights and any other obstacles that may be on the flat roof.
The durability of fiberglass flat roofs cannot be matched. A felt roof can only last about 10 years before needing to be completely replaced. Comparatively, fiberglass flat roofs can last up to 30 years allowing for peace of mind for a significantly longer amount of time. Due to the nature of their composition, fiberglass roofs also require little to no maintenance which is significant when considering that patches and replacement materials can often be required for felt and rubber flat roofs.