Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 5 months ago

How come fiberglass for flat roofs/decks (GRP) are popular in England but hardly ever mentioned in the USA?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
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    GRP was popular for a while for things like dormer windows but as it degrades and moves like billy-o it is not very durable. The decorative 'plasterwork' on Kenwood House in London by Robert Adam is GRP. On a sunny day you can actually hear it all expanding. It is not especially popular as a roofing material (eg Topseal) and there are more cost efficient alternatives.

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  • 5 months ago

    not really true ..less than 5% of flat roofs in uk are fibreglass ...majority is torch on felt ..the modern one are polyester reinforced and are excellent

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Different lands, different customs. It's not inherently "better", you know. You might as well ask "why do Europeans favour front doors that look like shower doors instead of solid ones like they use in thee rest of the world?"

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