When a customer chooses a fiberglass roof from the Jacksonville Roofers at Florida Roofing Pros, we guarantee on providing them with the finest quality materials and our best service.
A usual work day would consist of the removal of all the old roof coverings (most of the time this will be felt or ash felt). The removal process of these felts can be tough as the sun warms up the roof and makes the felt much harder to remove.
We found that starting the removal of the felt is best done during the mornings before the sun warms up the roof. The tool we found which works best for the removal of the felt is a flat garden spade with a few small tweaks. After the covering is removed and swept, we check the boards for signs of damage and damp.
At this point a decision is made to either to remove all the boards or just replace the affected boards (most of the time all that is needed is to replace a few boards). We try not to remove all the boards as this can result the plaster work on the ceilings inside cracking. Then we cover up the old boards by placing new boards down over them which will make the roof stronger and will help us by lifting the finished roof by 18mm. This will ensure that most of the old mastic and flashing lines can be covered up by the new roof covering.
Next it’s time for the trims, trims are pre formed which means that they just need to be cut to size, mitering and fixing. After that we mark out the deck for the Fiberglass matting. We run the lines left to right over the shortest run this helps keep everything straight. Next, we pre -cut all the matting making the second layer about 3inches longer to cover trims as the first layer sits inside the trim edges. Before laying the roof we need to mix the resin, the amount of resin depends on the layout of the roof and the weather conditions.
First by using a roller we wet the boards 1m x 2m along our pre marked line.
Then we roll out the cut matting and using the roller we go over it again. We then lay the second layer on top using a consolidating roller. This ensures that all the trapped air escapes. We keep repeating this process until the roof is completed. If you are thinking about having a fiberglass roof installed, we recommend consulting with a professional Jacksonville Roofing Company first.
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