If you’re considering a GRP roof for your next home improvement project, then you need to know how to measure it properly. GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) roofs are a popular choice because they are lightweight, durable, and easy to install. But before you start the installation process, you have to make sure that your measurements are accurate so that the roof fits perfectly. Here’s how to measure for a GRP roof correctly.
Gathering Your Measurements
Before you can even start measuring for your GRP roof, it’s important to gather all the necessary tools and supplies. You’ll need tape measures, pencils, paper or a notepad, and possibly some help from another person. Once you have everything you need on hand, you can begin measuring the length and width of the area where the GRP roof will be installed. Be sure to measure in millimetres rather than inches or centimetres as this will give you an accurate measurement when it comes time to order your materials. It is also important to note any dips or rises in the area that may affect the overall shape of your roof.
Once you have all the measurements for the main area done, it’s time to move onto measuring gables if applicable. Gables are sections of walls at either end of a pitched roof which form an “A” shape when viewed from outside. Measure both sides of each gable from top to bottom in millimetres using a tape measure and mark down each measurement separately on paper or notepad so that there is no confusion later on when ordering materials. As with flat roofs, take note of any dips or rises in these areas too as these can affect how your GRP roof lays over them once installed.
Calculating Area Size
Once all measurements are taken and noted down accurately, it’s time to calculate what size area your GRP roof will cover by multiplying length x width (in millimetres). This should give you an overall size of what area needs covering which should match up with what was measured in step one above if done correctly. Knowing this total area size allows you to accurately order enough material needed for installation when coupled with any additional factors such as gables etc…
Taking proper measurements is essential before starting any DIY project involving GRP roofs such as garages, sheds or conservatories etc… Knowing exactly how much material is needed before ordering prevents wasted money and incorrect orders which could lead to further problems down the line during installation due to lack of materials or wrong sized pieces etc… With accurate measuring skills and knowledge about gables plus other factors involved in installing a GRP roof correctly leads us towards success every time!