Different Types Of Roofing Sheets And Its Uses

Posted by Sunil Srivastava on August 16th, 2018

Roofing sheets have gained popularity because of its strength and endurance. They are manufactured using different kinds of material such as steel, zinc, polycarbonate, polystyrene, acrylic, PVC and so on. Each and every sheet varies in various forms. Some are more durable, whereas the other has a different texture. It is important to choose the right kind of sheet in order to ensure the longevity of the roof.

The roof is probably the most roughly used part of any structure. It is exposed to constant heat, rain and even snow. Seasonal changes affect the roof first and further spreads towards the entire building. It is therefore imperative to protect the roof, in order to make sure there is durability and long life of the construction. A house is only complete when its roofing is in place. A number of factors affect the type of roofing system. Some of them are cost, need and the nature of the house.

When talking about roofing, it is important to allow natural light to pass and get filtered from the sheet. At the same time, it needs to be protected from other weather conditions. House owners can choose from decorative designs and a variety of colours suiting their likes and budget. Using a colour coated roofing sheet not only looks appealing but adds up a layer of protection.

Construction companies mainly make use of three different types of roofing sheets as follows:

Corrugated Roofing Sheets

They are the strongest roofing sheets among the others and are available in different materials. Galvanized steel sheets and polyester painted sheets are the widely used ones. Such sheets are best suited for areas with less pollution. It requires to be maintained once in five years.

Sheet Metal Roofing Sheets

These sheets are mostly used for garages and gardens. They are light in weight and are available in different colors and textures. Industrial sheds often opt for such roofing sheets. Roof light panels can be installed depending on the size of the roof that would allow light to pass through the roof directly.

Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

They are easy to use, PH neutral, thus oil, water or solvents do not affect these types of sheets. They are best suitable even when exposed to harsh weather conditions. Pre-engineered steel buildings often plan to use such roofing sheets as they are very popular and highly durable.

The other types of roofing material available are pre-painted galvanized (PPGI) steel sheets and pre-painted galvalume steel (PPGL) sheets. They are zinc and alloy coated sheets that provide corrosion resistance. The thermal properties present in such sheets help to protect from changing weather conditions.

PPGI and PPGL are commonly used in residential buildings as they are affordable apart from being durable. They are easy to install as well as maintain. One more added advantage is that they provide high-quality thermal insulation that aids non-corrosion.

Apart from the three mentioned sheets, some construction companies prefer to use tiles on the roof. Being the traditional form of roofing, some B2B firms prefer to tile the entire roof instead of using a sheet. However, it is important to understand that roofing structure and technology has evolved in the recent past.

Roofing sheets are made using different kinds of material that guarantee a longer lifespan as compared to tiling structures. Top PEB companies in India also believe that a roof needs much more than a simple tile. Companies specializing in roofing material also offer portable cabins, other accessories and industrial sheds.

Sunil Srivastava is a Business Partner at New Life Steel Structures, a leading organization having expertise into the manufacturing of Pre engineered steel buildings and color coated roofing sheet. The company has been Top PEB companies in India for 2 decades constructing multiple steel structures with the varied budget in different geographies and operating with a strong sense of work ethics, pride and integrity.

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