Why I Proceeded to Know The Price Of Aluminum Roofing Sheet In Nigeria
Recently someone asked me through an email about the recent price for one bundle of Aluminum roofing sheets in Nigeria.
Though not knowing what the intention of such inquiry is meant for the person, so I decided to publish it as an article for the benefit of others who may require such information.
After going through the email I was motivated to make research in regard to the sender’s request, who also acknowledged my website’s content and its services.
Methods Used to Obtain Price Of Aluminum Roofing Sheets In Nigeria And How Roofing Projects Works
In the quest to know the price of the Aluminum Roofing Sheet In Nigeria, I made calls to most aluminum dealers that I have their contacts a few days later to confirm and ensure I give out accurate information in the email response.
A response from a dealer residing in Onitsha confirmed that most Aluminum for roofing is being supplied directly by the Aluminum companies. Hence the current prices of Aluminum Roofing Sheets in Nigeria will always be determined from the wholesale to the retail prices based on info from the aluminum companies.
The company would come and take the measurements of the area or the space to be roofed with their aluminum and this practice is basically for the long-span type (i.e. long span aluminum roofing sheets).
In other words, the aluminum roofing sheet company will take the measurement or you present the measurement to them with all the necessary vital information about your roofing design.
This will help the company to determine the quantity of long-span aluminum roofing sheets that you will need.
Option When Seeking for the Price of the Long Span Aluminum Roofing Sheet
If someone is seeking information on the price of the long-span aluminum roofing sheet, the truth is that the price differs according to the thickness of the aluminum and the size of your roofing space, so it would be difficult to categorically give you a figure for it.
However, with proper calculations, we can obtain an approximate amount/quantity of aluminum roofing sheets for your roofing project and that is if you can provide the information in regard to the width and total length of your roofing space as well as the height of it.
This is because it has been found that most of these Aluminum companies measure per square meter. So in that case, the price for each type of each long-span aluminum roofing sheet is based on their thickness and their square meter measurement.
In other words, you will be charged according to the price per one square meter of the long-span aluminum roofing sheet which differs according to their thickness.
For example, one may get a dealer that can calculate a square meter of Aluminum with 0.8mm thickness for N8000, so if you sum up the total square meters that your roof has; assuming it to be 150 square meters, then the price would be just N8000 X 150 Square meters = N1, 200, 000. This means the company would charge you this amount which may include the fixing and adding of facial boards.
So, in summary, the price for long-span aluminum roofing sheets use to vary according to the dealer and the company supplying it as well as the thickness of that Aluminum roofing sheet. It ranges from 0.5mm to 1mm, with the latter being the thickest aluminum roofing sheet on the market today.
Differences Between Short Span Aluminum Roofing Sheets and Long-Span Aluminum Roofing Sheets
When it comes to the Prices of Aluminum Roofing Sheets in Nigeria; the differences between the long span aluminum roofing sheets and the short span aluminum roofing sheet are centered mostly on their thickness, width, their lengths, their facial engrossment designs for water channeling, and the beauty of each of the roofing sheets.
Meanwhile, the short-span aluminum roofing sheet is cheaper in price but lowest in terms of thickness but better in terms of economic considerations.
The Prices of Long Span Aluminum Roofing Sheets, The Types & Designs
Long-span aluminum roofing sheets are currently a dominant roofing sheet in Nigeria after the short-span type, while the stone tiles or metro tiles belong to the rich due to their high cost of purchase and fixing.
The current price of aluminum roofing sheets in Nigeria had been a major issue to the builders, but no amount of posts can actually give a satisfactory answer due to the fluctuations in the market prices being caused by the instability of the country’s currency against the foreign currencies.
Since the majority of these roofing sheet materials were imported, a fixed price for any of the roofing sheets cannot be guaranteed.
Besides that, prices can also vary based on the location of the market in the country, and the types of dealers involved in the market. Experience shows that direct raw materials importers and manufacturers of long-span roofing sheets sell cheaper but you will need to buy in large quantities from them.
HOW THE LONG-SPAN ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEETS ARE SOLD
Long-span roofing sheets are not usually sold in bundles like the short span, rather they are sold in square meters and according to their gauges.
Besides that, their prices also vary according to their surface embossing designs.
Here is a breakdown of different types of long-span aluminum roofing sheets, their prices, and their designs.
Different Types of Long span Aluminum Roofing Sheets, Their Prices, and Designs
- THE PLAN EMBOSSED SURFACE LONG-SPAN ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEETS
This type of long-span roofing sheet is very popular and is common in buildings built between the years 2000 to 2010 in Nigeria.
The reason is that it was the first embossed design that came out immediately after the long-span aluminum roofing sheets became popular and affordable to most people.
Its initial appearance was colorless, having only the zinc reflective surface but rather it started appearing in different colors including black, green, red and brown, etc.
For the above reasons, the type is usually cheaper than others.
Price of Aluminum Roofing Sheets in Nigeria: THE PLAN EMBOSSED SURFACE LONG SPAN ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEETS
N2,700 per square meter for the thickness of 0.45mm gauge, while N3,200 per square meter for the thickness of 0.55mm gauge.
- THE STEPS EMBOSSED SURFACE LONG SPAN ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEETS
This is a follow-up design of the plan type, it made its first popular appearance in the Nigerian markets around the year 2007 but was very costly and scarce.
This type of long-span sheet came out initially with different colors with the popular color being black.
It quickly spread into the country’s roofing projects around the year 2010 and upwards due to the increasing availability and reduced cost per square meter.
The Price of Aluminum Roofing Sheets in Nigeria: THE STEPS EMBOSSED SURFACE LONG SPAN ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEETS
N3,000 per square meter for the thickness of 0.45mm gauge, while N3,400 for the thickness of 0.55mm gauge.
- THE METCOPO EMBOSSED SURFACE LONG-SPAN ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEETS
THE METCOPO EMBOSSED SURFACE is a later design which entered the market unnoticed because of its similar appearance with the steps design type, but the unique difference between the two can be seen when one views their surfaces very well.
It came out mostly with milky and brownish colors and later black and other colors were included, it has similar quality and prices with the steps designs.
The Price of Aluminum Roofing Sheets in Nigeria: THE METCOPO EMBOSSED SURFACE LONG SPAN ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEETS
N3,000 per square meter for the thickness of 0.45mm gauge, while N3,400 for the thickness of 0.55mm gauge.
These are the three popular types of long-span roofing sheets in the Nigeria markets currently.
And the overall number of square meters needed for your roofing project can be determined by the builder or civil engineer handling the project.
The total square meters needed can be used to know how many of these roofing sheets you will need for your roofing
What You Should Know About The Short Span Aluminum Roofing Sheets
However, another type of aluminum roofing sheet in the market is the short-span aluminum roofing sheets popularly known as the Cameroon aluminum roofing sheets or the short pans or short-span roofing sheets.
It usually comes in different colors just like the long-span aluminum roofing sheets.
The Bundle (Short span) Price Of Aluminum Roofing Sheets In Nigeria (2016)
From the market survey, it was discovered that this short span aluminum roofing sheets popularly called “Cameroon aluminum roofing sheets” were being sold at N45, 000 for zinc color (non-colored) and N50, 000 for other colored brands as of January 2016 for a bundle.
It usually contains 50 pieces of that roofing sheet and it measures 8 feet in length and 4 feet in width for each of the short-span aluminum sheets inside it.
The Bundle (Short span) Price Of Aluminum Roofing Sheets In Nigeria (2021)
However, following the steady inflation in the economy which has led to a steady increase in the prices of items in the market, including the price of Aluminum Roofing Sheets in Nigeria which is mostly characterized or attributed to the continuous rise of the dollar and foreign currencies against Naira in FOREX market value.
The Bundle Price Of Aluminum Roofing Sheets In Nigeria for the short span known as the Cameroon aluminum roofing sheets is now being sold at N80, 000 for zinc/plane color sheets and N95, 000 for other colored sheets as of September 2021.
The Bundle (Short Span) Price Of Aluminum Roofing Sheets In Nigeria (2022)
Whereas as of April 2022 the Bundle Price of Aluminum Roofing Sheets In Nigeria known as the Cameroon aluminum roofing sheets is being sold at N90, 000 for zinc/plane color sheets and N100, 000 for other colored sheets.
Note, that the short-span aluminum roofing sheet has its limitations which is the reason why many people don’t like using it.
The Limitations of The Short Span Aluminum Roofing Sheets
The limitations of short-span aluminum roofing sheets are;
- It comes with a low range of thickness. Not higher than 0.5mm thickness when measured with a micrometer screw gauge.
- It is short, measuring about 8 feet in length and 4 feet in width hence it will require more Aluminum nails, roofing woods, and other roofing sheets than the long pan.
- It can easily create holes on its surface, while trying to fix it, due to its low thickness. Hence, causing roof leakage of water during rainfall.
- It does not look as organized and aesthetic as the long-pan aluminum does after roofing the building.
- It comes with only 50 pieces in a bundle which mean up to 10 bundles may be required for a large house which may have little difference in the price for the long pan.
- It requires a specialist to fix it so that it fits in properly.
- Some loosed parts may be making jerking sounds when the breeze will be blowing or when rain is about to fall.
- And so many other issues regarding it are yet to be discovered but nevertheless it is still the best option for a good-looking roof when there is little availability of money.
What You Should Know About Price Variations
However, this price varies according to your location and the level of the dealer selling it to you. It might be more or less depending on where you based.
As I stated earlier, the prices can vary based on the location of the person within Nigeria, if the dealer is within the south-west and south-east part of the country it is possible to beat this price but those residing in the northern part, and south-south zone may likely get it at a higher price.
Please make your comment in regard to your own discovery in this post. And give us feedback on the price of each aluminum roofing sheet in your area stating your location, state, and the level of the dealer selling it (eg. a wholesaler or a retailer).
Philip is a graduate of Mechanical engineering and an NDT inspector with vast practical knowledge in other engineering fields, and software.
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