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The Advantages Of Glass Reinforced Concrete In Roofing

Glass reinforced concrete represents an ideal material for all types of roofing. Being a lightweight and durable at the same time, installing a GRC roof is a relatively easy job; and moreover, glass reinforced concrete is exposed to polluting elements, even in the face of environmental pollution in large cities.

Externally GRC can play the role of traditional roofing materials such as slate, natural stone or clay tiles, but unlike direct competitors it is neither characterised by heaviness, nor by fragility. In addition, GRC provides a stunning opportunity to implement complex configuration projects, such as umbrella chimneys and eaves. Thus, it can help you solve the roofing problem in both residential and commercial buildings: GRC is nonflammable and boasts high toughness, that’s why it is oftentimes utilised in factories and production facilities.

For pitched roofs GRC can successfully mimic the natural slate-like appearance. To mount the roof one can use standard slating nails without pre-drilling holes, and due to the inherent strength of glass reinforced concrete, the probability of chopping during mounting is excluded.

Flat roofs can be made more attractive by using tiles with non-slip ribbed surface; it comes in a variety of colors achieved through the use of natural pigments or colored sand.

Corrugated roofing sheets made of glass reinforced concrete  that have no asbestos in its composition, show themselves as very flexible and non-friable materials. Unlike asbestos products, which are often prone to brittle fractures with disastrous consequences, GRC withstands much greater shock effortlessly. Making a choice in favor of GRC-based materials for roofing is always a wise decision from financial prospects: due to its unmatched strength, the material will inevitably pay for itself in the long run.