Metal roofing sheets
Metal roofs are an excellent choice, especially for commercial and industrial applications like garden building, garages, etc. The most basic material used is iron, but it is available in many colours and finishes to help match the overall look of the building. Some sheets may be finished with a polyester or plastic coating. These sheets are easy to install, are strong, but are also light in weight. One can also combine roof light panels with these types of roofing materials, depending upon the size of the roof involved – one interesting way to let light enter the space below, without adding to the weight or complexity that is the case with glass windows.
Polycarbonate roofing sheets
Polycarbonate is one of the latest most popular roofing materials used where transparency or translucency is required. They are made from high-impact polypropylene resin, and are very durable and tough. But, they are also equally flexible and light in weight. They are easy to work with and easy to cut, only with the help of sharp-toothed scissors or circular saws. They require no additional tools or machinery to be used with them. Moreover, they are also resistant to fire, thus they pose no threat to humans as they give away no toxic fumes. In addition, one of the most beneficial qualities is that they have a special UV coating on one side of the sheet, which means they bring in only the safe amounts of sunlight, while keeping away the harmful UV radiations. This is the main reason why polycarbonate is popular used for greenhouses. Polycarbonate roofing sheets are available at Tuflite Polymers, the leaders in manufacturing the material since more than a decade, in a variety of colours and textures for you to choose from.
Corrugated roofing sheets
Corrugated roofing sheets are one of the strongest sheets available today, and their strength has been possible because of the shape that they hold. A flat counterpart may be easily susceptible to damage, unlike these corrugated sheets that are difficult to get damaged. Moreover, they also come in a wide range of materials and finishes. The most popular corrugated sheet is a galvanized steel sheet, which is used mostly as the base material, as over time, steel becomes dull. Another option is polyester painted sheets, which have a medium length lifespan and need to be maintained every 5-10 years. However, these sheets can be easily scratched and worn out. There is another popular option – PVC coated sheets that are known for their durability, colour retaining property, and scratch resistance quality.