When to repair a roof
So when is the best time to repair a roof? The best time to repair a roof is down to each individual job and the level of skill of the person who is undertaking it. For best results each job should be planned ahead to avoid making any rash decisions.
Peak roofing season
The best time of year to repair a roof, for both DIY and professional alike, is of course Summer. This time of year gives dependable working weather conditions and makes the day predictable. It is possible to undertake roofing or repairs during Spring, Summer and even Winter months.
Professional roofers can apply repairs to a roof all year. They can even apply a whole new flat roof no matter the season. However, fibreglass/GRP roofing systems are easy to apply and most repairs can be carried out without the need of a professional. It is important to fully understand the needs of each individual repair job and to plan accordingly, in relation to both weather and necessary materials.
Types of flat roof repair
These are great projects for competent DIY enthusiasts. The trick is to use the right repair material, and FibreGlassDirect supply all the best roofing materials and Fibreglass Kits necessary for this process.
Temporary flat roof repair
Temporary flat roof repair refers to a short-term repair. It is a quick, easy and cost-effective temporary solution. The main purpose of this type of repair is stop any immediate further damage which is possible from a leak. It allows for time to contemplate and plan a permanent repair solution. During this stage you can get quotes and investigate the materials and the process needed for a full, permanent repair.
Permanent flat roof repair
Permanent flat roof repair refers to a job which will see out the remaining life cycle of the roof covering. The most common three approaches taken towards roof repair are:
- DIY repair consists of the application of patches to any areas deemed worn, frayed or damaged. This repair process is carried out on what is otherwise good roof.
- The second avenue taken is where a roof is in a bad state of disrepair. This roof type would consist of multiple damage and wear areas which are of concern but still consist of an overall solid and dependable roof structure. Here, the previously existing roof is covered with a repair layer of fibreglass roofing in its entirety, effectively re-skimming the entire surface.
- The third type of repair is probably the most important, for it is the type of which everyone need be most aware of. This is the non-beneficial flat roof repair. For example, this is a repair undertaken on a roof structure that is such poor quality that it is best to replace the original damaged roof in its entirety.
It is important to fully identify the type of repair to apply in each unique situation. Doing so saves time and ensures the best end result.
Where to purchase Fibreglass repair materials
FibreGlassDirect supply a complete and comprehensive range of professional fibreglass repair products. These range from individual materials such as Top coat, Roofing Resin, Tools and Trims, all the way to Complete Flat Roofing Kits.
If you have any other questions or queries relating to fibreglass/GRP roof repair, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.