There are different types of roofing sheets in Nigeria and you might be confused to find the right one for your home.
In recent times, findings have shown that people worry more at the roofing stage of their building project. At this level, the fear of getting substandard material at a higher price is imminent and any defect from outset could mean spending more on repairing a roof.
You will need to carefully make your selection based on cost, choice, and quality of roofing materials. It is disheartening to see your roof leak or fade out within a year of investing hard earned money in the project.
To make this stage seamless, I will provide insight on each roof type for your information.
1. Aluminium Roofing Sheets
The Aluminium roofing sheet is becoming a popular choice for homeowners in Nigeria because of its corrosion-resistance nature, aesthetics, and durability. These roofing sheets, if properly installed, can last for 25 to 50 years and re-assembled to a new location. They come in different gauge ranging from 0.45mm,0.55mm,0.70mm, and 1m. Here are the prominent aluminium designs in Nigeria ;
Normal or Industrial 6 (Longspan)
Industrial 6 has six pitches and 7crest and is formed into its shape by a normal machine which has an effective coverage of 0.90m or 900 mm.
Metra is wider than the normal roofing design. It has five pitches and six crests
Steptiles is a wavy shape design just has its name implies. It looks like a ridge; it has 6 crests and 5 pitches. Professionally, it is advised that 0.55mm should be the least gauge used for this type of roofing.
Metcoppo is the latest innovation in the aluminium roofing family. It is similar in shape to steptiles, but its crest is higher and bigger than that of steptiles while its troughs are smaller in size. It is advised that 0.55mm should be the least gauge used for this type of roofing.
|Number of Crest||7||6||6||6|
|Number of Pitches||6||5||5||5|
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2. Stone Coated Roofing Tiles
If you are looking for a roofing system that combines a classic beauty of slate, clay tiles, or stylish shingles, then a stone-coated roof could be a sensible option for your home. It is relatively expensive compared to other roofing sheets, but you are sure of getting value for your money. They are prepared with beauty in mind, built to last long, easy to install and eco-friendly. There are different designs for stone coated roofing tile which includes shingles, bonds, classic, Roman, Milano and shake design. However, the names may differ from one manufacturer to another.
Classic Roofing Tiles
Bond Roofing Tiles
Shingles Roofing Tile
Romano Roofing Tile
The cost of stone coated roofing tiles defers from importer or manufacturer to another. You will hear numerous names like New Zealand, South Korea, Canada etc. they are using that to differentiate the supplier but nevertheless, you need to take a close watch when making your selection.
Osho Ademola Joel