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The Importance of Proper Roofing for Agricultural Buildings

Proper roofing can be important in a number of environments, but especially so in an agricultural setting. Outbuildings can help protect your livelihood throughout the winter months of disuse, helping prevent rust in tractors and other large-scale equipment you may need to store. This can be an issue for an agricultural environment, something we here at Bushbury Cladding are aware of and work towards removing as an issue.

So, what is the importance of proper roofing for your agricultural outbuildings?

Insulation

Of course, a tractor is not the only thing you may be housing in the buildings on your farm. Livestock is another important aspect of the farm environment that needs shelter in the colder months. So, insulation is vitally important to help maintain the comfort levels and wellbeing of your animals.

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Proper roofing can help to keep the heat in during these colder months, helping to maintain your animals throughout winter. This also helps to avoid mould and other issues that can develop without proper insulation.

Weather Proof

There is almost no point having a building to keep the weather out if doesn’t, in fact, keep the weather out. A well-built, waterproof, roof is, therefore, your number one priority in order do so. Rain, snow, and the wind are the main adversaries of a roof in winter so the material of your roof needs to be able to keep them at bay for months at a time.

Hardy, resistant and water tight are all characteristics of even the most basic metal sheet roofing. So, you have peace of mind throughout the winter period that your important equipment is protected when you invest in metal roofing for your agricultural buildings.

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Ventilation

The correct ventilation in a building is important, especially one which holds livestock for any length of time. Ventilation is important as it can:

  1. Alleviate excess heat.
  2. Remove water vapour (helping to prevent mould).
  3. Allow dust to escape, preventing a dangerous build-up.

Of course, you can choose to run this ventilation through the roofing in order to ease the process. Heat rises from livestock, rising to the roof, and collecting there in the form of water if it has nowhere to escape to. This, in turn, falls back down to the floor and can dampen the bedding of your livestock; an issue which can cause discomfort for your livestock.

Natural ventilation can be created using your roofing, as you can create ridge openings – usually as small as 5cm – which allows ventilation to occur naturally. Or alternatively, you could achieve this natural ventilation through using a slotted roof. This is the most cost-effective solution, as it does not require the installation of expensive electrical ventilation. Nor the extended running costs of such a system.

If you require roofing for your agricultural buildings or would like to discuss your choices further, why not get in touch by calling 01902 229412? Our team is always happy to help address any queries you may have and would relish the opportunity to ensure that you are your premises are receiving the protection you deserve – particularly on the approach to winter.