Getting quality roofing sheets in Nigerian market is very important since most importers and dealers will always find a way of convincing customers of ho a reliable their roofing sheets are. The question now is; are you considering going to the market to buy ? If yes; what type of do you intend to buy? The reasons for the above questions is to assist you in buying .
There are more than four different materials popularly used in Nigeria for roofing purpose, which are mostly; Aluminum roofing sheets, corrugated iron sheets, alloyed metals roofing sheets (Cameroon zinc), plastic roofing sheets, and asbestos roofing sheets, etc. these materials can be used for roofing purpose but their use depends majorly on the type of roof and what the is meant for.
While the majority of new buildings uses metro lite and long-pan aluminum roofing sheets, some economical ones use short-pan aluminum roofing sheets based on the purchasing power of the owner of the . It can be recalled that the price of long-pan is very much higher than that of the short-pan. While long-pan aluminum sheet is usually fixed based on measurements by the aluminum companies, short-pan can be fixed by ordinary carpenter by simply calculating the number of bundles needed. Therefore, it can be explained that short-pan are usually sold in bundles while long-pan is sold in meters. While the current price of a bundle of short-pan aluminum sheet is not less than N70,000 at market and each bundle contains 50 pieces of 4 feet by 8feet aluminum sheet, the price of long-pan of similar size may be double or more of that of the short-pan.
There is a need for you to identify fake because the market is getting clouded every day with cheaper price materials claiming to be of good quality. Today we will be discussing , which is a product made from the alloy of rust resistance metals. is different from short-pan aluminum, the late is an aluminum while the first is made of zinc and other alloyed materials.
It is also important to know that is different from ordinary zinc in the market. While a bundle of every zinc in the market is 12 pieces, ordinary zinc usually cost within N12,000 to N18,000 in popular markets like , the Cameroun zinc costs much higher which may be from N20,000 to N25,000 per bundle. The question now is; why do people use for instead of other ? The answer is very simple, and that is because the zinc has very high resistance to and rust than ordinary zinc of corrugated .
Those who want their to be roofed at an affordable cost usually fallback to since are costlier to use. The use of the can get the roof fixed but the quality cannot be compared to that of aluminum, however, it is much better than that of ordinary zinc which is even cheaper.
Now, how do we identify fake from ordinary zinc in the market? The features which define original are:
Low noise in handling:
You can know through the low sound it usually makes when handling it, than that of ordinary zinc.
Low reflective surface:
Ordinary zinc has high reflective surface due to the electroplated metals on it, while has low reflective surface because the rust resistance metals in them were alloyed and not electroplated.
Lightness in weight:
Because they contain very little or no iron in their making they are much lighter than ordinary zinc made of iron.
Very malleable like aluminum:
The alloy of malleable metals also makes the to be malleable making it behave like aluminum but not an aluminum.
No sharp edges:
The edges of the are usually blunt, i.e. not as sharp as that of ordinary zinc. The reason is because of their making materials.
Highly rust resistance:
When compared to ordinary roofing zinc, they are highly rust resistant. Evidence has shown that such zinc can last for ten years on a roof without being corroded with rust while ordinary zinc may not exceed five years on a roof before having rust appearing on them.
Originally posted 2017-12-11 08:24:58.
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