For All of Your Fiberglass Needs
We are fully stocked with the most comprehensive supply of fiberglass materials for any project.
Fiberglass is a durable and lightweight plastic reinforced with glass filaments. These properties make this product ideal for boat building and boat repair. It’s waterproofing properties also make it applicable for outdoor projects, a variety of watersports, and hot tubs and swimming pools. Many types of glass fabric exist, including cloth, fabric, and polymers. Each type of fiberglass has varying properties and therefore, certain types are preferred for specific applications.
Similar to wood OSB board, matte is comprised of randomly oriented glass thread in flat sheets of fabric. Mat is the strongest glass fabric material, however it does not create a very uniform surface. Due to its thickness and therefore absorbing properties, mat requires a great deal of resin when applying.
Woven roving is a coarse, open weave, heavy fabric which resembles cloth fabrics. The square-weave type is commonly used in boat building. Woven roving is made from rovings which consist of continuous strands of glass fibers grouped together to form untwisted yars or rope-like structures. These rovings are arranged into a lattice-work weave to form the woven roving material. Woven roving is catergorized by weight per square yard, ranging from approximately 14 to 40 ounces per square, yard. Woven roving gives high strength to a laminate composition at a cost lower than cloth fabrics, which makes it an important structural element in laminate composition in fiberglass boatbuilding. But because of its coarse appearance, it, is not used where surface appearance is important, as the weave cannot be concealed without excessive resin build-up. Woven roving is more difficult to wet out than mat or most cloth fabrics, but it builds up thickness rapidly and adds strength. The material should be used with alternate layers with mat for structural laminates.
Fine fibers of glass thread are woven in a hatched pattern to create cloth. Depending on the strength and finish surface required, different thicknesses of cloth are applied in succession on top of the matte to create a more uniform product. We carry a wide variety of cloth types.
Polyester Resin is the most commonly used resin in general applications, largely due to how cost effective it is. This product can only be used above ten degrees Celsius. Although not as strong or durable as a two-part epoxy, polyester resins are still a very effective product when applied properly. We carry the right pigments to give your projects the color you’re looking for.
Two-part epoxy resins are incredibly versatile due to their surprising strength and ability to cure at low temperatures. High cost is a factor, but when strength and durability are of the utmost priority epoxy is the right tool for the job.