Common Fibreglass Roof Problems & How to Solve Them

Understanding the common problems that occur with a fibreglass roof is the first step to solving them. Fibreglass roofs are very durable and can last for a long time, but there are some things that can go wrong with them. Here are some of the most common problems and how to solve them. Common problems with fibreglass roofs include cracking and bubbling. Cracks can appear in the form of small splits or bulges in the surface of the fibreglass, which then grow over time until they become large cracks that penetrate the entire surface. Bubbling is another common problem. Bubbling occurs when moisture gets trapped between the fibreglass layers and forms bubbles, which can cause leaks if not dealt with properly.

To solve these problems, you’ll need to remove any damaged sections of your roof and replace them with new ones. You’ll also need to repair any holes that have formed in your roof because of these problems. Once you’ve done this, you can begin applying sealant on the new sections of your roof to prevent future water damage and repairs.

Air Gap & Leaks

If you see water or condensation coming from your fibreglass roof, you should investigate this as soon as possible. If it’s coming from the peak of your roof, then it could be caused by an air gap or an air leak. An air gap is where there was an area on your roof that didn’t have any insulation around it, so once it got wet from rain or condensation, water would get trapped inside of it until it dried out again. The second type of leak will occur if there is a hole in your fibreglass roof that allows water to enter into your home. You can look for these holes by checking around your house for cracks or holes in the outer shell of your house and seeing if anything has leaked through them. 

Wind Damage

The most common problem with fibreglass roofs is wind damage. Wind can cause your roofing material to crack, peel or even tear completely off of the house. You may not notice any cracks in your roof until it is too late and this can lead to expensive repairs down the road if left untreated. The best way to prevent wind damage on your fibreglass roof is by installing gutter guards which will stop debris from entering into the cavity behind your gutter system and causing further damage once it enters through a tear or crack in the substrate surface.

Fibreglass roofs are often chosen because they are nearly indestructible, but, even with proper care, they may develop problems over time. To ensure you don’t get caught out by problems you can’t see and prepare for inevitable issues that may arise, these are the most common problems that arise with fibreglass roofs, how they may present and ways to deal with them before they become serious.