There is a wide array of different types of roof sheeting available to choose from, including steel, aluminium, composite materials, and fibre cement. The sheets offer many benefits including that they are typically cost effective and can be installed quickly on a variety of properties.
The downside of the sheets is they are opaque and don’t allow light to pass through. This can create challenges when it comes to lighting the interior of the structure. Windows on walls can allow some natural light in but it will be limited because of the passage of the sun. Artificial lights can be used but they come at a cost and the quality is not as high as natural lighting.
A solution to the problem is to use special translucent sheeting and roof lights alongside the other sheets. They effectively boost the volume of natural light that can enter the property, allowing it to diffuse in over the whole course of a day. The strategy is cost effective and great for the environment too because it will help to keep energy consumption down.
There are several different options to choose from in terms of translucent sheeting. Trilite profiled translucent sheets are a great option. They are made from glass fibres and are reinforced with a sheet of polyester for added strength. Ultimately this can allow a good amount of quality light to filter into the property.
Roof lights also come in an array of shapes and sizes to suit a variety of needs. Double skin options are fantastic because the two layers give them additional strength and stability. They also improve insulation without restricting the amount of light they let through.
It is important to select the right materials and ensure they are installed correctly. They need to be handled with care and must be effectively sealed just like the other sheets you use. This will reduce the risk of leaks.
When deciding on what products to use you should also look at the fire retardance. The sheeting needs to meet relevant standards, maximising protection for the property. It is important to confirm each standard and then select products to suit them.
At Peter Wragge Supplies Ltd we offer a wide range of translucent sheets and roof lights to cater for a variety of needs. We can help clients to select the right products and provide the added benefit that we only supply the highest quality items. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.