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Why you should add a roof to your pergola

Pergolas are a fantastic addition to any garden, especially in summer when you can enjoy the outdoors with friends. However, pergolas and outdoor areas are often overlooked during winter – it doesn’t have to be this way! Take a look at our blog to learn about all the different kinds of roofing sheets we offer here at eRoofs for your pergola.

Polycarbonate sheets

These sheets are highly durable, low-cost and lightweight alternatives to glass ideal for many uses. Often they can be found atop greenhouses, sheds and pergolas thanks to their durability, up to 10-year lifespan and high impact resistance up to 200 times greater than glass. They also come in a variety of colours, including clear and opal, so you can have the privacy you desire whilst still letting light in and being protected from the elements.

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Coroline bitumen sheets

Available in a range of colours (black, red, green, brown & Grey), these sheets are extremely versatile to suit any pergola shape. They are lightweight and are used in a variety of projects from industrial to agricultural thanks to how easy they are to cut and handle. They boast an array of fantastic features, they are: economical, resilient and environmentally friendly.

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Galvanised roofing sheets

This roofing is a popular option for carports, lean-to pergola and industrial buildings thanks to their extreme durability. They are light and easy to fit, giving a traditional look to any structure. These sheets would be perfect for a pergola beside a contemporary house or a garden with traditional outbuildings and will make your pergola look unique.

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Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

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Keep dry in style this winter

Porches have long been loved by property owners worldwide but they have only recently become a popular feature in the UK. We think they are wonderful and after learning about them in this blog, you will too.

Porches can look modern.
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Door porches do a fantastic job of providing protection from all elements, improving curb appeal and even adding value to a home without needing planning permission as long as it doesn’t exceed three square metres. Open porches can be formed with brick or wood with any choice of roofing – from polycarbonate roofing sheets, glass, tiles or onduline. The roof can be tilted or flat, whatever you feel matches your home.

Glass roofing on a porch.
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Creating an effective porch

Here at eRoofs, we have porch structures ready to be attached to your home and a wide range of roofing sheets so you can create your ideal look. Remember that your porch will also require an effective drainage system to prevent flooding or damage to the roof, making it safe for use. Ensure your porch is attached properly and securely and it will improve energy efficiency to reduce heat loss from your home. Not only that but, porches with security lights and outdoor areas can help to deter thieves because they will make the area more visible.

Open porches give homes a rustic element.
Credit: The porch specialist on Pinterest

Want to get the best deal on porches and canopies?

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most roofing projects – and definitely any products we sell online. Contact eRoofs here 

At eRoofs you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eRoofs website for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

Why choose galvanised roofing sheets?

Corrugated metal roofing sheets have been used for many centuries and are widely regarded as one of the most reliable roofing products!

Below we will answer the most important and frequently asked questions regarding galvanised roofing sheets.

Are galvanised roofing sheets heavy duty?

These roofing sheets are lightweight to support (0.5mm in thickness), however are very heavy duty for purpose. Galvanised roofing is a cost effective and robust option for roofing or cladding.

Corrugated metal roofing has an excellent lifespan of 20+ years and as an extra benefit, it is extremely quick to install whether using it as a brand-new roof or as cladding over an existing roof.

Does the profile of the sheet matter?

The corrugations of the roofing allows both rain and snow to naturally move off the roof which means less risk of pools of water forming, which can lead to leaking and other issues. Corrugated metal roofing is also far better at withstanding harsh weather conditions in comparison to other materials. If you live in an area, which has frequent storms or hail you should consider switching to a corrugated metal roof for extra peace of mind.

The sheets are available in two different widths, however the profile of the sheet is the same (corrugations at 3inches from top to top).

 Galvanised Corrugated Roof Sheet

Can I use galvanised roofing on different structures?

Recently galvanised roofing is a very popular option for carports and lean to pergolas, as a temporary or permanent solution, while giving the structure a traditional look.

Galvanised roofing only requires minimum maintenance; this has led to them being widely adapted as roofing solutions for livestock and farm owners as well as widespread use in construction and commercial industries.

Galvanised roofing used in farming
Credit: Megan Branson

Can you paint galvanised roofing?

Yes! Painting roofing sheets can be a daunting task, the best thing to use is acrylic latex paint. We recommend using a metal primer before and a top coat to seal the layers together. The weather is important, make sure you are applying in mild/ dry weather for best results!

Do I need underlay for galvanised roofing?

To keep the sheets protected and to create a safer barrier we advise to use a felt underlay under the timber batons.

Want to get the best deal on roofing supplies?

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most roofing projects – and definitely any products we sell online. Contact eRoofs here 

At eRoofs you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Super fast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eRoofs website for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

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The “outdoor structures” that are taking over pub carparks and beer gardens this Spring.

It’s here, finally the day we have all been waiting for, after a long period of closure due to Covid-19 parts of the leisure industry are finally permitted to reopen their doors providing they follow government guidelines.

Many pubs and restaurants have been getting creative, adapting their outdoor space in a bid to make their returning visitors a bit more comfortable whilst they brave the elements to enjoy their first bit of freedom this year! It’s certainly been a long time coming.

But what are the rules for outdoor structures?

The good news is that roofs ARE allowed as long as at least 50% of the area of the walls are left open at all times when in use.

There’s no surprise to see that gazebos and pergolas of all shapes and sizes have been popping up in beer gardens up and down the country ahead of today’s grand reopening’s.

What are the differences between the two?

Gazebo:

Wooden gazebo pub garden
The Garratt, Wandsworth. Star Pubs.

Gazebos are a great solution, not only do they look really impressive but they are so versatile and can be fitted to any kind of ground weather it be grass, a patio or bedded into concrete for a solid weather proof structure. As most gazebos benefit from a solid roof landlords can be sure their visitors will remain dry when those April showers fall. Electric patio heaters can also be fixed to the beams creating a cosy space that will be warm, cosy and inviting all year round.

Multiple smaller free-standing gazebos make for a cosy area and will help with social distancing if the premises are lucky enough to have the space to be able to seat 6 people per gazebo.

A gazebo is probably as close as you can get to being “indoors” without actually being inside.

Pergola:

The Roebuck, Hampstead.

A Pergola would make a great alternative to a gazebo, traditionally with open tops and sides, the exposed beams are used to house climbing plants which can create a natural shelter and a beautiful aesthetic.

Pergolas can be free-standing much like a gazebo or can be fitted in a lean-to style creating an extension to any building/patio, they can be built to whatever size is required and are perfect for extending that indoor feeling into the outdoors.

As a simpler structure compared to a wooden gazebo and relatively easy for any DIYer to assemble themselves it makes for a great, cost effective option that most pub owners and landlords can build themselves.

To create a more weather-proof pergola simply add PVC roofing sheets, these are easy to fit and will let the light flood in while keeping and rain (or snow!) out, you can even buy the kits including the roofing sheets which eRoofs can delivery flat-packed and super fast!

Want to get the best deal on roofing supplies?

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most roofing projects – and definitely any products we sell online. Contact eRoofs here 

At eRoofs you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Super fast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eRoofs website for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

Everything you need to know about Onduline roofing sheets.

onduline roof sheets

What is Onduline roofing?

Onduline is a bituminous corrugated roof sheet that is lightweight and available in a range of colours (black, red, green, brown & Grey) Bitumen roofing sheets are very popular and an easy roofing solution.

Below, we will go through the most common questions.

What are Onduline roofing sheets?

Onduline roofing sheet is a quality 3mm thick sheet that is a reliable and complete roofing solution. This lightweight roofing solution is suitable for a range of outbuildings, from garden buildings, to commercial developments and industrial units or even agricultural projects, such as farm buildings or stables. It features a unique technology that combines cellulosic fibres and selected bitumen for exceptional waterproofing.

Why choose Onduline?

These roofing sheets are available in various colours here. Onduline offers an impressive 15-year waterproof guarantee with the Onduline Classic roofing sheets. The sheets are completely safe and have no asbestos properties, and they are BBA certified. Onduline roofing sheets are fast and easy to install, and the material is very easy to cut.

How easy is it to fit Onduline roofing?

Onduline lightweight roofing sheets are quick and easy to install, the panels are extremely light (only 3 kg/m²), flexible, and easy to carry. Onduline sheets can be installed with simple tooling: a saw or even a cutter will suffice for cutting the sheets and they can be easily screwed or hammered in depending on the type of fixings chosen.

How do I let light into my building when using Onduline? 

With using material sheets you can sometimes end up with a darker overcast, Onduline also has a range of translucent corrugated roofing sheets, which can be used as roof lights and are fully compatible with the Onduline bitumen sheets.

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