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Steel roof tiles in Oman

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Looking for Steel roof tiles in Oman or Middle East? Oman has a subtropical, dry climate with hot summer and dusty winds. Have you ever wondered what kind of roof material is best for Dubai, Muscat or other hot places? Metal roofing comes in variety of types such as tin, galvanized steel, copper, aluminum, etc. They can make flexible and beautiful roofs but they have some drawbacks too, especially at high temperatures.

In this article we are going to discuss advantages and disadvantages of steel roof tiles in Oman (specifically). We will introduce you the best alternative for steel or metal roofing in Oman and other hot regions too.

Steel roof tiles in Oman

 

Stainless Steel Roof tiles in Oman

One of the main drawbacks of stainless steel roofs is its weak resistance to oxidation. Steel roof tiles in Oman – due to high temperature – are always in danger of oxidation that eventually leads to rust, corrosion and cracking of the steel roofs.

Is galvanizing process, enough to protect steel roof tiles in Oman?

A process in which coating of zinc is applied to steel or iron for protection, is called galvanization. But is it enough to prevent the roof from rusting and corrosion?

They are not to be trusted because heating galvanized steel past zinc’s melting point can allow the zinc-steel alloy to crack and be separated from the steel. Besides, it depends on the quality of the covering layer too. Over time and due to heat and extreme weather, it will be to no avail and steel roofs need to be repaired or replaced.

Steel roof tiles in Oman

 

Steel roof tile insulation

With metal or steel roofing, plenty of insulation and ventilation should be calculated- since metals can transfer heat easily and make the roofs hot. Heat and cold can penetrate metal roofs more easily compared to other roofing materials.

What is the benefit of metal roof insulation in hot climate?

With proper insulation air can circulate out of the attic and cool down the environment. Besides, heat cannot come easily inside or for cold to go out. Therefore it will lower the cost of electricity bills and increase thermal efficiency.

 

Steel roof tiles in Oman

 

Advantages & Disadvantages of steel roof tiles in Oman?

Here are the Pros & Cons of steel roofing in Oman:

Advantages:

  • Fast installation
  • High-strength
  • Flexible
  • Light weight
  • Aesthetics
  • Resistant to wind

Disadvantages:

  • Due to high temperature rust and corrosion may happen. Susceptibility to heat can make it to crack faster.
  • Temperature changes during day and night can make it contract and expand. This may move the screws and fasteners along with the roof tiles – hence they increase the cost for repairing or replacing.
  • High maintenance
  • Noisy roof – due to rain hitting the roof.
  • Conductor of heat and needs to be fireproofed
  • Oil canning – when metal or steel roof tiles become wavy or distorted. This happens mostly in flat steel roofs. Due to improper installing, pressure during installation, contraction & expansion of tiles caused by changes of temperature- This can very much happen to steel roof tiles in Oman
  • Prone to scratches, dents & punctures.
  • Fading paint
  • Poor heat insulator
  • Steel price in Oman, UAE – most important disadvantages of steel roof tiles in Oman is their high cost.
Steel roof tiles in Oman

 

Advantages of uPVC – compared to steel roof tiles in Oman?

  • Heat endurance – The lowest and the highest temperature in Oman generally varies between 30°C to 37°C. Considering that, UPVC roof sheets have the temperature tolerance range of -50°C to +75°C; clearing shows us even if the temperature is 2 times hotter, uPVC roof tiles can be a reliable and secure covering for any types of roof in UAE & nearby countries.
  • Low-maintenance roof – UPVC roofing is cheaper than steel roofing. In addition to its lower cost, they are durable and can endure easily over years and in harsh climates; yet with little to no repair and maintenance cost- if installed correctly.
  • Waterproof – Due to proper overlapping and sealing process of upvc panels, water can barely enter. it keeps your roof from leaking, mold, dust, bacteria, etc.

Other advantages of uPVC roof panels (in concise):

  • No need for additional roof insulation
  • Anti-impact roof
  • Anti- UV
  • Anti-corrosion
  • Soundproof roof & wall
  • Customized length & thickness
  • Nonflammable and non-toxic roof
  • Color diversity
  • Heat proof
  • Self-washing
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Lightweight & durable
  • Flexible
  • Eco-friendly
  • Solution for leaking roofs
  • Fast & easy installation
Steel roof tiles in Oman

 

UPVC roof sheets VS steel roof tiles in Oman

What about comparison between uPVC roofing and steel roof tiles in Oman?

  • Even if the steel is Stainless, it will corrode when exposed to certain chemicals, acids grease, moisture, or heat and will rust over time. But if uPVC roof sheets come in contact with these materials, they will not have any chemical reaction with them.
  • Steel roof tiles can rust in high temperature and certain conditions. But uPVC roof tiles have an anti-uv layer covered with polymer alloy. It keeps the roof tiles from rusting & color fading.
  • Another problem of steel roof is the noisiness which can be sometimes really annoying. Steel or metal roofs are noisy in hailstorm or rain. So you will hear echoes from hitting drops on your metal roof. To add attic insulation might work a little bit, but it will increase the cost. As with uPVC roof sheets you will always feel calm and secure. UPVC material consists of a polymer or better known as unplasticized polyvinyl chloride which will not make noises in rain or hail. This will makes them an excellent roof for car shelters or shades and awnings too.
  • Expansion & contraction: steel roofs can expand and contract many times in 24 hours. From rising of the sun until end of the night steel roofs will heat up and cool down- with high temperature in the day and low temperature at night. This will definitely contract and expand metal roofs. During this process fasteners and screws will be dislodged and reduce steel roofs life span – especially if they are not installed properly.
  • Cheaper price of UPVC roofs – compared to steel tiles – is another advantage of this helpful material in roofing industry.
  • UPVC roof tiles come in variety of colors and thickness.
  • As we mentioned earlier metal roofs are not good insulators. Cold and heat can easily go in and out of the building. So in most projects they require extra materials for insulation and this means more cost. (Insulators such as fiberglass, rock wool, etc.) Whereas in UPVC roofing, the sheets do not need to be insulated. This is because the insulator is already placed in between the sheet layers.
Steel roof tiles in Oman

 

Roofing Sheet Price in Oman

What is the price of tile roof sheets in Oman?

The general price of roof sheets in Oman is about $6 to $18 per square foot for roof tiles which is set by suppliers in Muscat, Oman.

Cost of UPVC roofing sheets at Varna group

The cost of upvc roof tiles at Varna Company depends on the type of roof tiles you choose. The price of upvc tiles depends very much on the color, thickness & dimension of the tiles, demand, size and model of the roof and types of infrastructure & foundation.

Wholesale UPVC Roofing Sheets at Sepidfam Varna

Sepidfam Varna is a well-known roof manufacturer, distributor and supplier of uPVC sheets in Muscat, Oman, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, and Armenia.

Our roof tiles and wall coatings are mostly used for commercial buildings, warehouses and Industrial shed, oil and gas industry, food and chemical factories, steel and metal Companies, sport halls, car shelters, patio awnings and shades, etc.

If you need to buy wholesale uPVC roof sheets, you can visit our website en.varna-group.com or contacts us – by our phone number & email. We are an online platform and always ready to answer your questions.

Email: info@varna-group.com

Contact No:  +98 912 962 9521

Steel roof tiles in Oman

FAQs

1. How to prevent roof corrosion in hot climate like Muscat?

Heat can also cause roofs to rust. One of the best ways to prevent corrosion is to use coatings that have elastomeric insulation – which is in uPVC roof eco-panels. Because not only they are an excellent sound insulator but also provide sealing mechanism – that are used as a barrier and is very effective against rust and corrosion.

2. For what places and what purposes uPVC roof tiles are used?

UPVC roof sheets are used for all types of roofs; (flat, curved and gable roofs). They are used in Industrial, Commercial and Residential segments.

3. What is the life span of steel roof tiles in Oman or hot places?

The average life expectancy of steel roof depends on the quality of the materials, location of the projects, installation method, etc. But generally steel roof lifespan can be up to 70 years. However the estimated life expectancy of steel roof drops as exposed to high heat, storms – generally harsh weather.

4. What about life span of UPVC roof tiles in Oman?

UPVC roof tiles have a life span of 40-50 years. This number can exceed its limit if installed in mild weather. What about high heat? No worries, uPVC roof sheets got you covered. They are Designed ESPECIFICALLY for hot climates – with best quality of insulation materials ready for delivery to Oman, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar, Doha, Abu Dhabi, etc.

5. Why does not UV ray fade the color of uPVC roof sheets?

Because they have a reliable material that covers the surface of the roof. Polymer alloy on the top layer keeps the color of the tiles from fading – in extreme heat or cold. Hence your roof color will be consistent for many years. This will also lower the cost of maintenance drastically.

6. Does uPVC roof sheet need insulator to prevent heat penetration?

Unlike steel roof tiles that need additional heat insulators to reinforce the roof structure and keep it from hot weather damages; upvc roof tiles do not need any insulation materials as other roof coverings normally do. Therefore they save money & energy significantly.

7. Why is uPVC roof sheet a better heat insulator than steel roof tiles in Oman?

Lower coefficient of heat conductivity in uPVC roof sheets – which is 0.325 w/m.k – is 1/2000 of 0.5 mm thick steel roof tiles. This means uPVC sheets can prevent heat transfer way better than steel roof tiles in hot places and it is a big help for energy saving.

8. Can uPVC roof sheets be installed on curved roofs, too?

Yes, they can be installed on curved, flat and gable roofs.