Roofing materials are one of the most essential construction materials of any building and have been since the first time man constructed anything. Technology has moved forward over the centuries and today we have a range of options that are better, stronger and more long lasting than ever before. Environmental considerations are also far more important today than for our forefathers and this is seen in many products available today. Even in places like Sri Lanka, modern materials like roofing sheets are regularly used, replacing the more traditional materials. The range of products, colours and health related offerings are becoming more abundant.
Which products offer the best life cycle costs?
Modern day roofing products now offer around a 100 year life expectancy, with many installers offering a 50 year guarantee. The traditional tile we are all accustomed to, is unlikely to last anything like this long, and will require regular maintenance to keep it operating effectively. With composite materials, that are often made from recycled goods and are themselves 100% recyclable, the modern day roofing sheet, offers an extremely good investment, which over its life cycle, is hard to beat.
How about ease of installation?
Roofing sheets are lightweight, and installing it is fairly straightforward and can be undertaken by any reasonably competent person, though using a professional to ensure it is done perfectly is always advisable. Given their light weight, they can be placed directly over the top of an existing roof. Their interlocking nature makes fitting them very straight forward and this inter-locking nature provides a great strength in wind resistance.
What other benefits do roofing sheets offer?
Possibly the biggest benefit of a sheet roof is its resistance. It can resist hail, insects, fire, snow, rot, shedding and mildew. It has excellent heat and insulation properties, which can reduce your utility bills and is able to reflect heat from the sun. The durability is excellent, which explains why, if you are looking for roofing sheets in Shrewsbury, or Sri Lanka, it is fast becoming the number one product to choose. Aside from the benefits of weight and longevity, one great aspect the technology has to offer is in its wide range of striking colours available. If a company is looking to attract attention from potential customers passing by, the use of bright colours in its building construction and roof can attract the eye. It also allows people to make their homes, offices, sheds and warehouses more attractive.
How about maintenance?
It is advisable to have your roof checked by a professional, regularly to enable any issues that may occur to be identified and addressed at an early stage. Sheet roofing requires less maintenance than standard shingle tiles and given the nature of its inter-locking component design, any needed maintenance, will be quicker and easier too.
If your roof hasn’t been checked for a while, now is a good time to get it assessed. You will find professional companies in your area, who can check it out and advise you on the best strategies and products, to ensure your roof retains its integrity and protects your property effectively and economically for the future.