Wed. May 25th, 2022

Different materials are used for roofing.

  • Thatched roof
  • Thatched tiles
  • Asbestos sheet
  • Aluminium sheet
  • G I roofing

THATCHED ROOF:

  • Thatched roof used by common people.
  • Straw, coconut leaves, palm leaves etc are mainly used for thatched roofing.
Thatched roof
Thatched poultry house

ADVANTAGES:

  • Easily and cheaply available
  • This roof make the shed cool
  •  Thatch is lighter, less timber is required in the roof that supports it.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • This is practical only for a short span (1-2 years)
  • High cost of maintenance
  •  Animals can cause damage. 
  • Birds looking for food, gathering nest-making materials etc.

  THATCHED TILES

 Clay is used for making tiles

Little Walsingham, rustic ..
Tiled Roof

ADVANTAGES:

  • Low cost
  • Thatched tile roof last much longer than  thatched roof
  • This roof make the shed cooler
  • Maintenances cost is less

DISADVANTAGES:

  • weight of the individual tiles.
  •  The roof must built strong enough to support tiles.
  •  the cost is more compared to thatched roof.
  •  can be broken easy.

ASBESTOS SHEET

Asbestos roofing material

ADVANTAGES:

  • Easily available
  • Low maintenance
  • Long lasting (50-60 yrs.)
  • The natural fire-resistant property of asbestos makes it ideal for roofing

DISADVANTAGES:

  • High cost
  • This roof make the shed hot 

ALUMINIUM SHEET

Aluminium roofing material

HOT IN SUMMER AND COLD IN WINTER

ADVANTAGES:

  • Long lasting
  • Light weight
  • Low maintenance

DISADVANTAGES:

  • High cost
  • Temperature is high in hot season

GI ROOFING (GALVANIZED IRON)

GI sheet

Most popular kinds of roofing and has tremendous benefits.

ADVANTAGES:

  • Low maintenance
  • Long lasting and strong
  • Light weight
  • Compared to asbestos this gives a bit of cooling

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Initial investment is high
  • High cost
  • At hot temperature heat more

BITUMEN TAR SHEET

Bitumen roofing sheet

ADVANTAGES:

  • Long Lasting
  • Low Maintenance
  • It Helps To Absorb Water
  • It Reduces Heat
  • Frost Resistant

DISADVANTAGES:

  • High Cost
  • Less Mechanical Strength

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