Metals have been extensively used in construction of houses including their roofs. The light gauge steel is an excellent material for roofing in India and elsewhere. The most common element in prefab roof is steel which is used in sheets. The sheets can be manufactured as per custom specifications. Metal roofs can be easily installed over an already constructed roof thus saving on labor cost incurred in removing the old structure.
Besides being long lasting the structure made using light gauge steel are sturdy, resistant to rot and fire and light in weight. The insulation obtained is very good besides it acts as an effective sound barrier. The sheets do not crack or split and resist dirt an environment aging.
These structures can be fashioned in various styles and colors to accord an appeal. Another apparent benefit is the increase in the value of the building. The metal structures are of greater use in high altitude areas where extensive snow fall takes place. The color sheets enable a safe passage for melting snow to slide down with damaging the structure.
While installing the roof proper estimate has to be made of the required number of sheets and their size. Your measurements should be accurate else the structure may not be as per specification and hence inaccurate. Installing a metal roof is a challenging task fraught with risks and dangers. The steep slopes can be more dangerous hence where boots that can withstand a slippery surface. Another risk comes from the sharp edges of the sheets that can seriously injure in case of a fall or a slip. During installation shards can damage your eyes hence you must wear a protective gear.
There should be room for expansion and contraction to during the hot or cold season. The thermal expansion is more applicable to large roofs. The sheets can be used for both commercial and residential building construction. The sheets can also be used in cladding and siding of the house under construction. Though the cost of metal roofing can be more the it is a onetime investment that will last long.
In prefabricated construction the sheets are easy to transport from the factory. The light weight reduces the transportation cost. The installation on site is quick and less labor intensive as the construction is done in a factory. Other building components can also be prefabricated in the factory environment.