The thickness of roofing sheets and composite panels has an impact on performance

Metal roofing sheets and composite panels are very highly regarded because the materials are durable, recyclable, and generally cost effective. By using them roofs can typically be finished in a short space of time too, facilitating quick repairs or allowing construction work to begin quickly on other parts of a new structure.

When choosing from sheets and panels one of the most important things to look at is the thickness (or gauge). The materials chosen need to satisfy appropriate standards to ensure that the building delivers the relevant performance. The thickness also needs to satisfy fire protection, waterproofing and, air tightness requirements.

Alongside the performance and safety the gauge of roofing sheets and composite panels has a big impact on aesthetics and longevity. Thinner ones tend to have a less robust look and also provide a shorter lifecycle. Thicker materials on the other hand are sturdier and offer higher wear resistance. It is wise to select a thickness that will provide an aesthetically pleasing finish as well as a long lifecycle.

When selecting which materials to use on a roof it is vital to keep the use of the property in mind and the setting. This can help to get the specifications right and create a roof that will provide a reliable, attractive solution. Remember if you choose the wrong materials it can result in pre-mature roof replacements and issues such as leaks. Both can cause higher expenses.

At Peter Wragge Supplies Ltd we have been involved in the supply of sheeting and composite panels for roofs for over 25 years, catering for clients all across the UK. We have the skills and experience to help people choose the right materials for their needs, whether they are domestic or industrial. We even have specific knowledge of the agricultural sector and can offer our full support.

We are always happy to discuss requirements with clients and offer suggestions about the products we feel will meet their needs most closely. If you have any questions for us please don’t hesitate to get in touch.