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What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying corrugated bitumen roof sheets? They come from processing crude oil and organic fibers. These corrugated sheets can often be seen in 4 specific colors. Red, green, black and brown and are great for garden shed, garage and shelter, animal barn, etc. But what makes corrugated bitumen sheets to be practical roof materials and what factors make them not an excellent roof choice?
Bitumen, which is used to make roof coating, is also known as asphalt. This material is made from petroleum compounds, which is mostly known for its waterproof impact. The ingredients are completed by adding cellulose fibers. At the final process polymer resins are added to give the corrugated bitumen roof sheets different colors.
What are the problems of corrugated bitumen roof sheets?
PVC, UPVC, Aluminum and fiberglass roofs are all lightweight sheets. They can be installed according to the application and weather conditions of your buildings. But if you are looking for durability and strength of your roof structure – in addition to light weight and cheap price – UPVC tiles are undoubtedly the best durable and strong alternative for your roof covering.
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Life expectancy of asphalt bitumen roofs – depending on installation methods, care and maintenance and weather conditions – is usually varies between 10 to 30 years.
Their thickness is 2.6 to 3 mm. (Onduline is 3mm thick). Its width is 95 cm and the height reaches to 2 meters. Each sheet can cover 1.7 square meters of the roof.
Corrugated bitumen sheets are easy to cut and to fit complex roof designs. That is why they can be installed DIY. To cut the bitumen roof sheets you need a fine tooth bladed saw or Stanley knife – preferably use lubricant for smoother and better cut.
Although they resist impacts well and have high tensile strength, it is not recommended to walk on the roof. You can use a ladder or boom lift to install, repair or maintenance.
You can install corrugated roof sheets on both metal and wooden purlins. (Metal or timber trusses). But you need special screws and washers in each case. Depending on your roof pitch, your sheet end lap is different.
Although the price of corrugated roofing sheets depends on many factors – but to estimate the price – it costs more than metal roofs and less than polycarbonate sheets.
Since uPVC roof panels have a lower price than metal sheets – according to the previous answer – the costs of making and installing these roof sheets are also lower than corrugated bitumen materials. UPVC roofing sheets are available in various and beautiful colors with no need for insulation. They are also hydrophobic and have anti-corrosion properties.
Sepidfam Varna roofing manufacturer uses the best quality materials and professional roofers to install uPVC tiles. Hence, the lifespan of these roof panels depends only on the environmental conditions of your place. The average lifespan of uPVC roof sheets is 40 – 50 years.