How come fiberglass for flat roofs/decks (GRP) are popular in England but hardly ever mentioned in the USA?
- Anonymous5 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- boy boyLv 75 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
- MarkLv 75 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?"