The secret lays in the accessories.
Flashing - Drain Connections
Fiberglass is the strongest of all the mentioned material. Today they
build swiming pools, large domes, underground storage tanks etc. Rayplex has
made over 100 water tanks for ice rinks in Ontario for over 20 years.
We haven't had one failure.
Without getting too deep lets compare the materials.
Fiberglass should last 30 to 50 years. Just repaint the Gelcoat the
surface every 20 years. Its like building a fiberglass boat deck or
the flate roof. We really don't know what the service life really is.
Like they don't build boats out of tar or vinyl sheet material.
First you can't build a boat out of tar or Vinyl sheet material. They
now building boats over 150 ft out of fiberglass. If more strength is needed
then add some extra layers. Fiberglass can be easily repaired.
If the color fades over time another coat of gel coat just needs to be
Different anti-slip surfaces are available.
Railings can be built into the design and water sealed. Use the same
techniques that boat builders use.
One of the engineering features or beneifts is the fiberglass flat roof and
all the components are all made from the same material. FIBERGLASS.
No more trying to bond tar or vinyl to metal flashing
Has to be professional repaired
High cost to bring in repair team, usually 2 or 3 guys and a smelly tar
pot. Leaks can be hard to find
Walking on a tar roof in winter can crack the tar or with age it become very
Vinyl Sheet Material Duradeck
Has a bueatiful decorator finish. Potential high cost to repair, must be done professionally.
Come with a 10 year Guarentee. For added quality you could put a
layer of Vinyl a couple of layers of fiberglass. You would get the
best of both products.
Coments about Flat Roofs
Some Commonsense Rules for Maintaining a Flat Roof
Flat roofs demand more attention than pitched roofs,
but depending on your situation, flat might be the better choice.
Flat roofs require more maintenance than do sloped roofs because debris
tends to collect on them. But they're safer to walk on than sloped roofs. As
long as you're careful not to damage the roofing material as you work, it's
easy to keep them functional.
Bruce O'Neal of
Matthews Roofing in Chicago says keeping drains and scuppers clear is
the single-most-important maintenance task, because backups there will trap
standing water on the roof.
Fall is a good time to sweep off leaves and dirt that would turn into mulch
over the winter. "We've seen trees growing out of poorly maintained roofs,"
Trees on the ground are a problem too. "Low branches that could scrape the
roof should be removed before they cause damage," he says. He also advises
checking the flashing for cracked caulking, which can be easily removed and
Large cracks or splits in a flat roof probably need professional attention,
but small punctures or worn spots often can be mended using home-center
patch kits for your type of roof. On rubber roofs, TOH general
contractor Tom Silva patches small holes with a regular bicycle-tire repair
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Lets compare the Benifits of using
fiberglass waterproof covering a flat roof