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Which one is right for you? Three different roofing sheets and their uses

Roofing sheets are available in different materials and profiles and are a versatile alternative to more traditional roofing such as tiles and slate. Available in a variety of types, each one is designed for a different application and manufactured to provide a weather-tight finish. Let’s take a look at three types of roofing sheets below.

 

Steel Roofing Sheets

Highly durable, energy-efficient and high performing, steel roofing sheets are widely used for many applications. The three main profiles are corrugated, box profile and tile effect roofing sheets.

Galvanised steel corrugated sheeting is the original profile for steel sheeting and provides a traditional look, predominantly used on industrial, agricultural and storage buildings. A more modern look is achieved with the galvanised steel square box profile which is widely used on industrial and commercial buildings but also a popular choice now for domestic use on garages and outbuildings. The crème de la crème choice of steel sheeting is the tile effect profile which gives the appearance of individual tiles but moulded onto long panels. These are popular for stables, garages, summer houses, workshops and domestic buildings for a more homely finish.

All three types of roof sheets are available in a range of colours to suit the style and branding needs. They are light and easy to install and can also be fitted over the top of an existing roof, which saves time and labour costs. The sheets have a life expectancy of over 25 years.

 

Fibre cement roofing sheet

Fibre cement roofing sheets are popular for farm and livestock buildings because any condensation produced by the livestock is absorbed into the cement fibre. They are also effective at muffling external noise which may frighten livestock. These roofing sheets are light and easy to install and are available in a variety of colours to blend in with the surroundings. Highly durable, they are weatherproof, chemical resistant and won’t rust, rot or corrode. If fitted correctly, they are virtually maintenance-free with a life expectancy of 30 years.

 

Fibreglass roof sheets

Made from glass-reinforced polymer, fibreglass roofing sheets allow natural daylight into buildings. Natural light makes for a better internal working environment, as well as reducing electricity costs. Fibreglass roofing sheets can be used alone or can replace panels of steel or fibre cement to create a skylight effect. They come in several different profiles to suit design needs. The sheets have a life expectancy of over 15 years.

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