A decade ago, the roofing industry in India only had conventional roofing materials. These were also high-priced but did not give value for money. Today, thanks to the growth in industrialisation and change in consumer preferences, we have a plethora of roofing sheets to choose from.
How To Select A Good Roof Material?
If you are planning to build your home, you should spend some time upfront to choose a good roofing material that matches your requirements. Here are a few aspects you can look into when selecting the best fit for your home:
For most people, roofing is generally a one-time investment. Therefore, it’s important to choose a material that will stand the test of time. It should withstand the scorching heat during summer as well as heavy rains during the Monsoon. For example, clay tiles are cooling and long-lasting but they can break if a heavy branch falls on them. For this reason, there is an increasing trend to use steel roofing tiles for homes. They are tough, are fire-resistant and also low maintenance.
Ideally, your roof should also be able to reflect heat, by absorbing less solar energy and lowering the temperature inside your house. A good energy efficient roofing material will save you from air conditioning expenses, especially during summer months.
While clay and concrete tiles can keep your house or building cool, they are heavy compared to other roofing materials. A newly constructed house may be able to take the weight of heavy roofing but over time, its structural material may become weak and may not hold up to a heavy roofing material. Today, metal roof sheets are preferred as they are light, very strong and quite durable.
A roof sheet design is the first thing that we notice in a house. They need to be aesthetically appealing but should also serve their purpose, which is to keep away heat. While light coloured sheeting reflects colour, dark coloured ones absorb heat, making your interiors uncomfortable during the summers. Colour coated sheets from brands like Tata BlueScope Steel Durashine are quite popular these days as they look aesthetic and trendy, and also have high heat reflectivity.
More and more people are becoming aware of the need to choose roofing material that will not cause damage to our environment. Materials that can be recycled and are energy-efficient are preferred choices today. This is one reason why experienced architects will advise you to use metal roofing. Metal roof sheets or shingles reflect UV rays, without absorbing heat and will not add to your electricity cost. Unlike plastic, metal roofing can also be recycled.
Easy To Install
As labour cost is relatively high in India, it is wise to choose a roofing sheet that takes less time to cut, fasten and fix. This is one reason why roofing shingles are preferred by many Indian home owners.
Choose Tata BlueScope Steel
Tata BlueScope Steel is a leading manufacturer of coated steel, building products and building solutions in India. Their brand, DURASHINE®, offers a wide selection of high quality roof and wall sheets for residential and commercial establishments. Their products are thoughtfully designed to offer safety and comfort for users. The company was nominated as the Number 1 brand for colour-coated roofing sheets in India.