Fibreglass Roofing courses
Welcome to my totally free online fibreglass roof training course. It doesn’t cost you a penny to get through the door, there’s no travelling time and no time off work, but I do insist you provide your own tea and biscuits.
If you are totally new to working with fibreglass, or intend to lay roofs for a living, why not consider trying a ‘hands on training’ course with a good fibreglass supplier. It’s great to have some practical experience under your belt before you tackle any large flat roofs straight of the bat. Remember I make it look easy because I’ve been doing it for years.
Fibreglass flat roof training course
This video is Part 1 of 5 and Is roughly 9 minutes long. It talks about the timber required for successful long term lamination of the fibreglass roof, basic information about expansion gaps and the positioning of GRP trim battens for support later.
Fitting fibreglass roof trims
This video is Part 2 and roughly 7 minutes long. It discusses commonly used GRP roof trims, cutting tools, fixing methods, joining roof trims and how to incorporate ladder access points if required.
Bandaging fibreglass flat roof trims
This video is part 3 of 5 and is roughly 12 minutes long, it deals with your important first laminating experience when installing a new fibreglass roof. GRP roof trims will need to be bandaged at the perimeter where they meet the roof decking, I also show you how to fibreglass any open ends in the trims and strengthen mitre joints with bandage or CSM.
Laying the main fibreglass roof laminate
This video is Part 4 of 5 and is roughly 19 minutes long. It deals with the laying and laminating of the main roof deck. Here we apply roofing resin to the OSB3, laminate and consolidate the laminate to form the main fibreglass roof covering ready for a colour top coat finish.
Applying topcoat to the fibreglass roof
This video is part 5 of 5 and is roughly 8 minutes long. It deals with applying the top coat or colour to your new fibreglass roof project. Always try to topcoat the roof within the first 24 hours, but preferably the same day as the main roof laminate.
Well that brings the series of videos to a close, I think you can easily work out how to scale up the demo roof shown to virtually any size if required, just remember the weather is the boss when laying fibreglass.
If you are already a professional roofer and will be charging paying customers for fibreglass roofs in the future, I cannot stress how important it is to use good quality materials and not lower quality to meet price points. Fibreglass is a premium product when used to a high standard, lowering standards and working ‘cheap’ may lead to driving down final build quality and guarantee complications for yourself later on. I hope this proves helpful, enjoy…
- Fibreglass roofing supplies – Buy GRP roof supplies Trade or DIY
- Fibreglass Roof Trims – Fibreglass trims and sizes
- How to Mix Resin and Topcoat – Catalysts, resins and top coat
- Fibreglass Problems and FAQ’s – Questions and answers
- How to Fibreglass a Bay Roof – A nice starter project
- How to fit lead flashings – Finish any roof with classic lead
- How to join a flat roof – Jointing a new flat roof to a neighbours
- Roofing tools – Some of the tools I use daily