The roofing industry has long been dominated by a few kinds of roofing materials. Metal, asphalt shingles, and cedar are the most common types of roofing for domestic applications. As with many industries, an orthodoxy and a stagnation tends to occur that makes progress very difficult to come by. Very few suppliers want to go out on a limb to stock new types of materials and few contractors want to take the chance with new materials even if those materials might be more effective.
Fortunately, many contractors and suppliers have taken the chance with fibreglass roofing, which has revolutionised roofing.
Fibreglass roofing has become very popular among contractors. It is one of the most popular kinds of roofing among roofers in Essex. The roofers have begun to use fibreglass roofing, and they have had incredible success. In fact, the success of fibreglass roofing has actually changed the way they speak about roofing.
Asphalt shingles have long been the favourite of contractors because they are very affordable, though not very durable. With good maintenance, an asphalt shingle roof will last you about a decade. A cedar shake roof will last you about two decades.
Roofing contractors are now able to make guarantees up to fifty years now with fibreglass roofs. The difference is because of the nature of fibreglass. The promises can be so lengthy because fibreglass is not reactive to any naturally occurring substance. It is not susceptible to rust or corrosion the way metal roofs are, and it is not susceptible to degrading under pressure from tannins or other types of chemicals that occur in nature. It won’t be fractured or broken by incidental debris because it can be made much stronger than asphalt while also being rigid.
There are many advantages to fibreglass and a great contractor can help you realise them.