It was interesting to see the item on BBC’s Breakfast programme yesterday (23rd May 2012) regarding metal theft and St John’s Church at Bromsgrove. The presenter referred to the material used to replace the stolen lead as being “fibreglass”.
We are the manufacturers of the roofing system , Dryseal, which was chosen as an alternative to replacing the stolen lead. Whilst it is technically correct to describe the replacement material as “fibreglass”, our product is a modern component based system manufactured using polyester resins and glass fibres (GRP) and is a very different product.
The main differences are:
In addition to those points, perhaps the most important additional one is that the system is mechanically fixed to the roof substrate, which means that it is totally possible to restore the roof to its original state at some point in the future – the traditional “fibreglass” system will be laid as a “wet lay” surface, which means that it is not so easy to deal with that type of roof restoration work in the future.
So yes its fibreglass but not as you know it!