You probably have no idea what a fiber roof is or why it may be advantageous to your home or business. For those that don’t know, it’s actually a relatively new type of roofing material that promises many advantages for the home or business owner. Fiber is strong enough to hold loads of weight without splintering or cracking. It’s also been tested time and again to provide the most efficient use of space for your dollar.
In the case of fiberglass, which is a common material used to make roofs in North America, the material is typically sprayed with a liquid suspension solution and allowed to slowly settle to form the finished product. Known as the Theatre, this large thick carbon-fiber roofing material originally was intended only to be made from aluminum. But now, FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) composite materials are the new wave of the roofing future.
For years, fiberglass roofs were expensive, time consuming, and unsightly. But now, advances in the manufacture of fiber roof coating materials have resulted in roof coatings that are lightweight, easily installed, and offer improved resistance to extreme weather conditions. In short, these new products are more durable, require less maintenance, and can save you money in the long run.
A basic example of a frp composite material is felt or cork board. It’s been around a while but never really came into its own until recently. Felt and cork board sheets are often used in high-end homes and offices because of their energy efficiency. They also require virtually no upkeep, require little or no maintenance, and are flexible enough to meet any demand for a roof surface. In fact, felt and cork boards are so flexible that they are sometimes used as underlayment in asphalt shingles to improve moisture and energy retention in newly constructed buildings.
Other examples of the new types of composites are polyethylene and polyurethane. These two types of composites have one distinct advantage over their counterparts. Polyethylene and polyurethane are stronger and more durable than their carbon fiber counterparts. And because they contain no carbon fiber, these are also lighter weight and have a smaller footprint than their carbon fiber counterparts as well.
The other thing that makes these new types of roofing systems appealing is that they require less maintenance than traditional composites. This is because, unlike carbon fiber materials, the components of these new roofing systems don’t need to be replaced every few years. In fact, there are some types of these composites that can last up to 30 years without any additional maintenance required. This type of longevity makes these composites a much better choice for many homeowners and builders. However, even though these composites are known for their durability and long-term performance, the typical homeowner or builder should still check for local building codes before installing these types of roofing systems on their property.
One of the major reasons that these roofs aren’t as popular as other types of roofing systems is because they require far less maintenance. Unlike asphalt roofs that must be cleaned and resealed every couple of years or so, these new roofing systems simply need to be washed with water and then topped with an advanced waterproof coating. The coating will protect the metal parts of the roof from moisture, as well as help it resist mold and termites. With regular cleaning and resealing, the appearance of these roofs can be improved quite significantly.
There are many advantages to these types of roofing systems, especially when it comes to increasing the overall value of your residential homes. In fact, many architects consider these types of roofs to be far more appealing to potential buyers than other types of residential roofing systems. One of the main reasons why this is so is because of their unique appearance. Fiberglass is a fairly plain type of material, while asphalt shingles are bright and colorful. However, with the right coating, you can add a great deal of personality to any part of your home. Asphalt shingles and carbon-fiber roofing systems may be a little more costly, but for the many advantages they offer, this shouldn’t be a factor when purchasing a new residential home.