Roofing is the peak of any building.
In most cases, it consists of a wooden structure overlaid by an impermeable covering material known as the roofing sheet.
The roof primarily protects dwellers from harsh weather conditions and should in every case be able to withstand every weather conditions without caving in or compromising the security it offers.
As such, getting the house roofing right is of utmost importance to any homeowner.
Roofing sheet development has come a long way right from the ancient use of palm raffia and speargrass. Thankfully, today we have more efficient and more elegant materials for roofing our homes.
Also, you have lots of options when it comes to choosing a roofing material for your home. This post discusses the various types of roofing sheet options out there in the South Africa market and their prices.
It also outlines the various advantages and shortcomings of each type to give you a better idea to make an informed decision on the type of roofing sheet you’ll eventually use for your home.
Types of Roofing Sheets in South Africa
- Stone Coated Roofing Sheet
- Aluminium Roofing Sheet
- Fibre Britment Roofing Sheet
- Swiss Roofing Sheet
- Corrugated Zinc Roofing Sheet
Cost of Roofing Sheets in South Africa
Price of Stone Coated Roofing Sheet in South Africa
Stone Coated Roofing Sheet is one of the best roofing sheets in South Africa. It is made from steel coated by rock particles held by tough glues.
This roofing sheet is an excellent choice for homeowners looking for a durable option for their home. It can last more than 50 years and does not rust. It’s also one of the most ‘quiet’ types of roofing materials as it absorbs the sound of rainfall drops on it and does not make any creaking sound due to thermal expansion.
Stone Coated Roofing is a bit pricey. Aside from paying for the roofing sheets, you’ll also need to pay for peripherals like treated nails, glues, valley gutter, etc.
There are four major types of stone coated roofing sheet in South Africa.
Below are their various prices:
|Type of Stone Coated Roofing Sheet||Thickness||Price Per Meter|
|Bond Or Classic Design||0.55mm||R$ 91|
|Shingle Design||0.55mm||R$ 97|
|Shake Design||0.55mm||R$ 97|
|Roman or Milano Design||0.55mm||R$ 97|
Price of Aluminium Roofing Sheet in South Africa
If you are looking for a durable roofing material at a lower cost, then your best option is to go for an aluminum roofing sheet. They are not as expensive as stone coated roofing sheets but just as durable.
Unfortunately, they are not as quiet as stone coated roofing sheets and make a lot of noise during rainfall and squeaky noise on sunny days due to thermal expansion.
If you can stand this little ‘unpleasantness’, then you’d find that its worth every last kobo you’ll spend on it.
Below are the prices for the various types of aluminum roofing sheets in South Africa.
|Types of Aluminium Roofing Sheet||0.55mm||0.45mm|
|Longspan||R$ 62||R$ 47|
|Step Tile||R$ 67||R$ 52|
|Metcoppo||R$ 69||R$ 54|
Price of Fibre Britment Roofing Sheets in South Africa
Fibre Britment Roofing Sheet is fast fading into obscurity. There was a time it was the favorite choice of most homeowners in South Africa. But today, relatively few people are even aware of its existence.
It is quite durable and elegant but at the same time very expensive and probably one of the most expensive roofing materials out there.
If you have the budget, you might want to go for this type of roofing material as it is quite durable and easy to install. You might find it difficult getting a supplier in South Africa due to rarity. So, you should consider that before making a decision.
Below is the cost of the two types of Fibre Britment Roofing Sheets in South Africa.
|Type Of Fibre Britment Roofing Sheets||Price Per Meter|
|Fibre Britment||R$ 86|
|Step Tile Fibre Britment||R$ 130|
Price of Swiss Roofing Sheets in South Africa
Swiss Roofing Sheets are very rare in South Africa and are the most expensive types of roofing sheets you’ll find on the market.
This the best roofing sheet options available for you if you have the budget. Swiss roofing sheet is decorative and also functional. It comes in various elegant designs and shapes and is quite ‘quiet’ as well as durable. Most times, you’ll find it priced at R$ 111 to R$ 148.
You might find it hard getting a supplier of this roofing sheet as the demand for it is very low in South Africa. Hence, the low number of dealers.
Price of Corrugated Zinc Roofing Sheets in South Africa
This is one of the most popular types of roofing sheets in South Africa and by far the most common type in the country. It is also the cheapest roofing material in the country but is not as fashionable or durable as the other types of roofing sheets discussed above.
Its noise level is comparable to that of aluminum roofing sheet and it also makes a squeaky sound on sunny days due to thermal expansion.
Zinc Roofing Sheet also rusts easily and soon turn brown after a few years. As a result of these shortcomings, it is becoming obsolete and being replaced by the more durable options listed above. This type of roofing sheet is not recommended for those looking for a durable option.
Money is the ultimate deciding factor for most people when choosing a roofing material. We only go for what we can afford. However, you might want to consider the cost of your choice in the long run. Corrugated zinc roofing sheet while cheap will often require replacement within a few years; as such, more expensive in the long run.