What is Chopped Fiberglass Roofing?
The Chopped Fiberglass roof system uses clay-based high-grade mollified (emulsion) asphalt. Manufacturers use the same process in building fiberglass boats, tubs, motor homes. Fiberglass roving (fiberglass rope) is fed into an air-driven chopping motor that chops the glass into millions of ½” strands with precision. The chopping gun then blows those glass strands into a fan pattern using 4 air jets, where it is precisely blended, mid-air, with 2 converging fan patterns of clay asphalt emulsion.
Although this type of roofing system has been around in the market for a number of years already, its popularity has never waned. It continues to be a favorite by the homeowners, developers and business owners. Why? Because of its numerous advantages.
What are the advantages?
1. It has more tensile strength or capability of being stretched than steel.
2. It is more rust proof than metal roofs.
3. It is harder to dent than metal roofs.
4. It is more resistant to bad weather conditions such as hailstorms.
5. When combined with emulsion using a special technique, it strengthens the membrane and evens the rate of expansion and contraction over the entire roof.
6. It is also one of the most heat and fire resistant roofing materials in the market.
7. It is affordable.
8. It has long term warranty (12 years standard, upgradable to 20 years)
9. It has faster installation process
How do you install it?
Installing fiberglass roofs can be a specialty area, so it is important that it be installed correctly in order to get the best performance and the longest life span for the roof.
What to look for when choosing a chopped fiberglass roofing contractor?
1. Experience is critical for this type of roofing material.
2. Expertise in the installation of fiberglass roofing material should also be considered
3. References of work done with this particular kind of roofing material should also be asked.