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Types of Metal Roofing Sheets and Their Best Applications

When it comes to re-roofing your building, you want to be sure that it will last, require little maintenance and be of excellent quality. These are the basic requirements for installing a metal sheet roof. However, depending on the purpose of the building, it may be required to withstand other contingencies. We will help you choose suitable materials for your needs.

Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets

If your building has several roofing levels, then fibre cement roofing sheets are an ideal material for your property. This thermal insulated material has been used within the trade industry for many years, and for a good reason.

These fibre cement sheets are easy to work with and, over time, will save you on repairs due to their low maintenance structure. They are less resistant to fire and warping, ideal for intense weather conditions and most industrial, agricultural and equestrian centre buildings.

Insulated Roofing Sheets

Often metal roofing is passed over because of the preconception that whilst it keeps out the wet, it will require a lot of work to keep it warm enough to work in. However, with insulated roofing sheets, there will be no worries about the cold as they are highly rated for their heat retention.

Constructed with two insulation layers, these roofs will offer some of the best heat-loss limitations on the market. They have the bonus of reducing your carbon footprint with the prevention of heat loss, which could potentially lower your energy bills.

Another feature of this material is the noise reduction it can provide. Although not the primary purpose of this material, it helps to keep outside noise distractions down. This makes it an ideal roofing material for agricultural barns, assisting with keeping your animals less spooked by heavy rain or hail. Alternative uses include commercial units, sheds and garages. They can also be used for warehouses, and their design prevents mould and condensation build-up.

Galvanised Roofing Sheets

The most common benefits of galvanised roofing sheets, specifically steel ones, are that they prevent rain build-up and the rust that comes with it. They are also not vulnerable to the elements and nature. They will not encourage algae growth and allow insects or wildlife to find a home or succumb to regular weather damage.

Whilst primarily used for roofing material, these sheets could also make ideal fencing around commercial or agricultural properties. We offer Galvanised roofing sheets in various sizes for a variety of applications.

If you want to allow a little more light into your building, consider pairing this with our quality transparent roofing sheets and high-grade GRP roof lights. These offer an excellent addition to your carport roofing, giving you greater visibility on darker nights.

Corrugated Roofing Sheets

Corrugated roofing sheets are ideal for when you require a solid and heavy duty roof. They are less likely to dent or give way than flat sheeted metal panels. The grooves allow movement, preventing swelling in weather changes and due to the tracks throughout the sheet, preventing water build-up, which can turn into rust or wear on your building.

Corrugated roofing has been used for many years and remains a popular choice as a heavy-duty roofing material. They can come in a range of finishes, including plain galvanised, polyester light grey, polyester paint and PVC plastisol.

There are very few applications where corrugated roofing would not suit. Even in domestic installation, they provide excellent shelter over garages, carports, dog kennels, etc. We offer this material in any size you require with our free cutting service, so the only limitation is your own.

Box Profile Roofing Sheets

If you are looking for an economical option for roofing, then our box profile roofing sheets are an ideal choice. We can cut these to the exact size you require and make outstanding use for outhouses, over-cladding, workshops and agricultural buildings. In addition, this design makes the sheets incredibly durable, allowing you to rest assured that there will be next to no maintenance required or replacements needed.

If condensation is a worry with this material, then you could consider our anti-condensation lining. The fleece fibre membrane can be added to the sheets to absorb any potential condensation without having to compromise on style.

Tile Effect Roofing Sheets

Most homes will use tiles and slate for their roofs, but if you require something more substantial, requiring less maintenance and repairs, our tile effect roofing sheets can make a money-saving addition to your property.

Whilst tiles and slate look more aesthetically pleasing; they are subject to damage from extreme weather elements. Even concrete roofs will absorb water, making them vulnerable to cracking, whereas metal tile effect roofs will allow water, snow and hail to slide straight off.

Our tile effect roofing is lightweight, offering your property a longer lifespan and less impact on the building. Most roofing material is relatively absorbent, and when it begins to hold water, it will become a lot heavier, risking structural damage to your property over time. Also, with the addition of insulation, you wouldn’t have to worry about escaped heat, and with our metal roofs, you could even lower your energy use and carbon footprint.

Whilst metal roofing isn’t standard amongst houses within the UK, it is fairly popular worldwide, especially in countries that suffer from extreme weather conditions, due to its durability.

If you are ready to improve your roof, please visit our metal roof sheets website for more information or to order our selection of materials for roofing solutions.