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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

Western Red Cedar Shingles – Beautiful & sustainable.

red cedar shingles

Sawn from the highest quality British Columbian cedar logs, Western Red Cedar Shingles provide a naturally durable and hard wearing roofing or cladding solution, not to mention the visually stunning appearence of the warm red-brown tones that will age gracefully into silver-grey as the seasons and years roll by.

One of the other many benefits of this unique material which more and more people are considering when building or renovating is the enviromental impact of the products & materials they are using for their project, this is where Western Red Cedar shingle really stands out. It has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any building material. The wood used for our shingles are from carefully managed forests and every tree that is processed (plus extra) is replaced which makes it sustainable and in turn the obvious choice for the enviromentially concious.

Western red cedar

From £61.93 per pack you can get this rustic, striking look without the expensive price tag.

You will also find everything else you need to complete your project on the eRoofs website.

Super fast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 Hour delivery on many products

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

PLEASE NOTE: Prices were all correct at time of writing, current pricing available at eRoofs.co.uk