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Topseal Approved Contractor

Fibreglass Roofing Scotland is a approved Topseal installer, we can provide a 25-year product performance and workmanship guarantee the (Topseal Guarantee Protection Scheme) , in addition  Topseal is BBA approved, which means that the products can be traced back to the point of manufacture and that the production process is subject to stringent quality control standards.

Topseal is environmentally friendly, is completely UV resistant and fire retardant, plus accelerated weather testing have proved that the product is likely to last around 100 years! There’s simply no better looking product on the market which can give your customers this level of performance.

Quite simply, Topseal is the ultimate BBA Certified flat roofing system, with a 25-year product and craftsmanship guarantee. Designed and manufactured in the UK by Topseal, Topseal GRP roofing systems are installed exclusively by fully trained and approved installers, with the back-up of a full customer service, technical support and quality control team. Here’s just a few of the reasons why Topseal is the ultimate system:

  • Over 1,000 different combinations of colours, and specialist finishes available.
  • Versatile and flexible for new build, replacement roofs, listed or iconic buildings.
  • 25-year product & workmanship guarantee with an optional insurance-backed guarantee, without loopholes or excuses.
  • Life expectancy of over 100 years.
  • Fully trained and Topseal approved installation teams.



  • Environmentally friendly by design and safe to install – no heat required.
  • BBA Approved, Fire Retardant and completely UV resistant.

 

 

Green Roof construction

Topseal Green Top

Topseal green top is a complete green roofing system with an option to use either wild flowers or sedum.

Commonly found in Europe, green roofs have started attracting homeowners and businesses to promote environmentalism while getting their roofs a much needed makeover. Green roofs mimic traditional vegetation without disrupting or affecting the natural urban infrastructure. It makes use of neglected and unused space and transforms it into functional roofs.

Green roofs usually reduce energy cost with its natural insulation. It also creates a sanctuary for people and animals. It also absorbs rainwater, cutting the need for expensive and complex drainage systems. Moreover, this type of roofing improve air quality and help reduce urban heat island effect—a condition where a city absorbs and traps heat. Anybody who has walked across a stifling parking lot one hot, summer day has probably felt the effect of being inside an urban heat island.

A green roof’s layer, like any other roof, must accommodate drainage and protect a structure from the sun’s heat and rain through a waterproof membrane. However, the layers of a green roof must constantly provide space for the plants to grow. A green roof should be able to support the plants without compromising the structural integrity of the entire structure.

Truly, green roofs are starting to become a hit as an environmentally-friendly roofing alternative. So what are the steps required to produce a topseal green top roof ?

From the top you would have your sedum layer, ontop of green top substrate ,ontop of a drainage/water retension layer, this is layed ontop of  one layer of topseal top coat, laid ontop of 2 x 450 g/m2 reinforcement mat, laid ontop of 18mm OSB

Fibreglass roofing scotland is a registed installer of the topseal range  of roofs whether it be a warm roof, topseal heavy duty used where heavy foot traffic is anticipated ie balconies,topseal double top which is used for ponds,pools and architectural features and finally topseal green top used to house sedum and wild flowers

The Benefits Of Fibreglass Roofing

When it comes to roofing your property, selecting the right roof covering material is vitally important. Traditional felt roofs  have a limited life expectancy in comparison with fibreglass roof coverings Traditional Felt roof coverings are not really suitable for the Scottish climate and are susceptible to  damage as a result of rain, frost, snow, or heavy rain. If you are suffering from leaking roofs or if having a new flat roof installed then you should consider fibreglass roofing as a permanent solution.

fibreglass roof

fibreglass roof

Main Benefits

  • · Reliable with no comebacks
  • · Waterproof roof covering
  • · Can be fitted to any shape of roof
  • · Can be used for balconies and walkways
  • · Variety of colours available
  • · Can Simulate lead or copper for listed buildings
  • · Long Life expectancy 30 +
  • · No Seams
  • · Strong and durable
  • · No Tears or Splits
  • Cost effective solution
  • Satisfied Customers never have to consider the flat roof again for 30 years +.
  • Waterproof being Resistant to all weather conditionse including the sun and snow, it will not discolour deteriorate.
  • Resins are resistant ultraviolet and solar degregation
  • High Fire Retardant Properties
  • Resistant to acid and alkali environments

 



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Topcoating the roof

Topcoating the roof
Preparation for Topcoating the roof

top coating fibreglass roof

Fibreglass Roofing Scotland Take particular care and attention at this stage will produce a roof of superb appearance. Using a sanding pad with a 40 grit sand paper, lightly sand the corners and trim bandages. Sand off any unsightly fibres, taking care not to sand too heavily on the corner . Cut any excess cured mat protruding beyond the trim with a sharp Stanley knife.

Fibreglass Roofing ScotlandSeal any edges with abutting walls using a clear silicone sealant. Fit any C100 simulated lead flashing before top coating and seal off with a clear silicone sealant.

Topcoating the roof

The Topcoat is a resin and should be treated in the same way as the base resin. It requires the addition of catalyst for it to cure.

Fibreglass Roofing ScotlandAlways try to apply the topcoat immediately after the laminate is semi-cured If this is not possible then ensure topcoating is carried out within 24 hours to gain a good bond with the laminate. If the topcoating is left longer than 24 hours then wash down the laminate with acetone to gain a good cross-polymerisation of the topcoat to the laminate.
Mixing the topcoat

Cured topcoat is needed rather than the standard pre-pigmented grey, a colour pigment will need to be added to a clear topcoat. A 20 kg tin of topcoat requires 2kg of colour pigment. there are a variety of different colours available

Applying the topcoat

Fibreglass Roofing Scotland Use a 7” polyester roller, cover the remaining laminate with just enough topcoat for the fibre pattern to be visible.

We use a 2½” Polyester roller to coat the trims. A roller will get a better and more even finish than a paintbrush. Roll the topcoat along the face of the trim. Fibreglass Roofing Scotland protect the fascia from topcoat, hold a piece of flashing trim against it as you topcoat the radius on the underside of the trim.