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Types of Roofing sheets in Ghana

There are several types of roofing sheets available in Ghana, but four of the most common types include Aluminum roofing sheets, Zinc roofing sheets, Galvanized roofing sheets and Asbestos roofing sheets. At Rosa Roofing we understand and acknowledge that if the roof of a house is not strong enough then it will be prone to various disasters and will make the lives of residents unpleasant; that is why we strive to provide our clients with the best roofing sheets in Ghana. This article will provide you with information on roofing sheets in Ghana.

The 3 common types of roofing sheets in Ghana

1. Aluzinc roofing sheets

There are 2 types of Aluzinc roofing sheets – they are stone-coated Aluzinc tiles and long-span Aluzinc roofing sheets. Choosing the right roofing material is essential for any construction project. It’s not just about aesthetics, but also durability, longevity, and cost-effectiveness. These two popular roofing materials in Ghana are stone-coated Aluzinc roofing tiles (Eurotiles) and long-span Aluzinc roofing sheets are usually mistaken for each other. Both offer their unique advantages and disadvantages, and it can be challenging to decide which one is the best fit for your project.

The long-span roofing sheets are mostly made of Aluzinc, as such, people know it as Aluzinc roofing sheets. However, the Stone coated Aluzinc roofing tiles or Eurotiles (As Ghanaians call them) are also made of Aluzinc but the main difference is that these are coated with stone. At Rosa Roofing Systems, our main products are Stone-coated Aluzinc Roofing Tiles (Eurotiles).

2. Galvanized roofing sheets

These are steel sheets coated with zinc to prevent rust and corrosion. They are commonly used for roofing residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

3. Asbestos roofing sheets

These are made from a mixture of cement and asbestos fibres. They are known for their durability and resistance to fire, but their use is now limited due to health concerns associated with asbestos.

When choosing a roofing sheet in Ghana, factors such as durability, cost, aesthetics, and climate should be taken into consideration. It is also important to ensure that the roofing sheet is installed by a professional to ensure proper installation and maintenance.

Other types of roofing sheets in Ghana

There are other types of roofing sheets in Ghana. Each, however, has a subvariant of its own and each variant depends on the type of sub-material used.

The three types of roofing sheets in Ghana are:

  • Plastic roofing sheets
  • Metal roofing sheets
  • Fibre cement roof sheets

Of these three types of roofing sheets in Ghana, two are very common and popular. Can you guess which of the four it is? If you guessed fibre cement and metal then you are right!

Plastic roofing sheets in Ghana

 Plastic roofing sheets in Ghana

Plastic roofing sheets can be made from either PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) or bitumen and each material has its pros and cons. For instance, roofing sheets made from PVC are strong and stable. Plastic roofing sheets offer protection against UV and won’t discolour in the sun but they are known to shrink over time, they scratch easily and they are very expensive to make and install because they are not durable. They will need costly repairs down the road.

Bitumen-based roofing sheets come in the form of 1-ply, 2-ply and 3-ply. Those made of 1-ply are not durable.

These types of plastic roof sheets are usually great for smaller structures such as garden sheds as well as temporary buildings. That being said, you should always consider any factors that could place a strain on the rooftop as this will determine the type of plastic you should opt for.

Asphalt Shingles/bitumen-based roofing sheets

Roofing sheets in Ghana and their prices

Generally, the most popular bitumen-based roofing sheet in Ghana is also called Asphalt shingles. This is one of the old types of roofing sheets available on the market. Currently, there are modern roofing sheets like Alu-Zinc metal shingles that are more durable and resistant to corrosion.

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Below are some disadvantages of Asphalt roofing sheets in Ghana:

  1. They can break down easily and with the 2 and 3-ply, they cost more to make and install.

2.  Bitumen-based roofing sheets are known to be pollutants because they sometimes leak impurities that pollute the surrounding soil.

3. They are made only in black which means they absorb heat rather than reflect it, though the roof itself will not get damaged by the heat from the sun. The sun affects the bitumen which will later resurface on the roofing surfaces thereby turning the whole surface black after a few years of installation.

If you do not insulate your home properly it makes for an uncomfortable and hot building interior, especially in Ghana where the sunshine is all day.

4. Bitumen-based roofing shingles or Asphalt shingles require the use of plywood board underlayment to cover the whole woodwork structure before. Then the sheet can be placed on it.  This is quite expensive as the cost of the thick plywood board needed is high. However, Alu-Zinc metal roofing shingles do not need plywood board underlayment.

5. Bitumen-based shingles peel off easily from the plywood board underlayment as it is made of 1, 2 or 3 ply thereby resulting in uncontrollable leakage.

6. It has a life span of between 10 to 15 years after which it must be replaced in Ghana because of the hot weather conditions.

Polycarbonate roofing sheets

These are also made of plastic which makes them quite strong and virtually unbreakable. Roofing sheets made of this type of material are extremely tough and resistant to interior and exterior damage; they are however lightweight and fairly easy to install. Polycarbonate roofing sheets can also be enhanced with a range of special finishes such as:

  • UV protection
  • Flame retardants
  • Corrosive inhibitors
  • Anti-static dissipative
  • Colour options

What are the main types of Plastic roofing sheets used in Ghana?

In Ghana, roofing sheets made of plastic usually come in the form of

  • Polycarbonate plastic roofing sheets
  • Acrylic plastic roofing sheets
  • Polystyrene plastic roofing sheets
  • PVC plastic roofing sheets

Metal roofing sheets in Ghana

In Ghana, metal roofing sheets are everywhere, just take a step out and you are most likely to find most of the buildings around with some kind of metal roofing. Metal roofing sheets are great as they require low-level maintenance. They are highly resistant to all weather conditions, incredibly durable, and less costly, plus they come in a large variety of colours.

Some metal roofs are called stone coated, which means the sheets have been coated with stone particles or granules to give them a rough texture. Some are also called acrylic because they have been painted with acrylic paints. Some are called galvanized, meaning they have been coated with a protective zinc coat.

Various types of metal roofing sheets in Ghana are:

  • Zinc roofing sheets
  • Iron roofing sheets
  • Aluzinc roofing sheets
  • Copper roofing sheets
  • Steel roofing sheets

It is important not to compromise on quality when dealing with the roof over your head.

That is why we at Rosa Roofing use High-grade Alu-Zinc steel (AZ150G) manufactured in New Zealand for our roofs. Each roofing tile is:

  • made of Alu-zinc steel with the surface coated with natural stone chips and produced with a unique coated technology that resists fading and rusting thereby giving house owners and users absolute peace of mind.
  • resistant to corrosion
  • durable
  • made up of 100% green material

Our roofing tiles have a low-maintenance feature that makes them long-lasting, more than 10 years; and guess what,  Rosa Roofing is ready to give you a 50-year warranty because we trust our product.

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Fibre-cement roof sheets in Ghana

So the question is, what are fibre cement roofing sheets and are they as durable as their name suggests? Fibre cement roofs are crafted from a reinforced composite material that is formed into a corrugated profile unfortunately fibre cement roofs are not durable as they are subject to serious wear and tear from heat, wind and rain. This means they lose their beauty and strength within a few years. They are also very heavy, cost more than the average stone-coated metal roofing sheet and they require a lot of maintenance. They do have a look that makes them great for agricultural buildings as well as commercial or industrial premises.

Which roofing sheet is the best?

The choice of roofing sheet should always depend on the reason why it was installed so that it can efficiently serve its purpose. This is because roofing sheets come in different variations that are made to match the specificity of the project and each roofing sheet has its own pros and cons. It is always a good idea to explore other types of roofing materials on the market to expand your knowledge of roofing sheets. This will help you come up with more informed decisions as an existing or future property owner.

At Rosa Roofing, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of service that you deserve; because we value our clients, we give full attention to the smallest details and help you make an informed decision when it comes to roofing. Our stone-coated metal roofing sheets have proven durability that surpasses most roofing sheets companies in Ghana.

Why do you need to choose Rosa Roof’s High-grade Alu-Zinc steel?

  • The outer surface is coated with natural stone chips. The naturally stone coated chipped coloured surface resists fading. That’s, the tile doesn’t fade nor rust, that is why we give you a 50-year written warranty on our roofs.
  • Our sheets can be used on buildings close to the sea without rusting or fading.
  • Another benefit of our roofs is that they are fire-resistant (it does not burn) up to 760°C.
  • We install our roofs with care so that they are highly leakproof and maintenance-free.
  • Installation is done by the horizontal fixing method; this gives it an extra security feature so burglars cannot break into your house through the roof.
  • Unlike some roofing sheets in Ghana, our stone-coated roofs allow you to use collected rainwater as they do not contaminate it.
  • Our roofs are also heat resistant because the stone-coated outer surface reflects heat resulting in cooler rooms.
  • It can also resist UV rays penetration leaving the rooms cold thereby reducing the cost of air conditioning.
  • Our roofs have a pleasing aesthetic look, which can up the look of your house.

What are the dimensions of our stone-coated roofing (Aluzinc)?

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Dimensions of Aluzinc stone coated roofing
Length 1.32m
Width 0.4m
Thickness 0.6mm

 

How much does a roofing sheet cost in Ghana?

If you are considering purchasing roofing sheets in Ghana then you need to consider the type of roofing you need for your project and which roofing contractor will install them.

One has to remember that a global crisis like COVID-19 has influenced the prices of roofing-related materials, increased demand for raw materials and that respective shipping costs have skyrocketed.

In view of this, the average unit price for a roofing tile in Ghana in 2022 should cost around GH¢41.99 ($5.69). To build a 2 to 4-bedroom house, depending on the dimensions, design, size and other factors, it may cost between GH¢30,000.00 to GH¢45,000.00 ($4,065.28 to $6,097.91) to have a decent roof over your property. These prices are rough estimates and as stated earlier, every roofing project is different. Tell us about your roofing project so we can give you a more accurate quote.

I hope you are now well informed on roofing sheets in Ghana and their prices. Whether for use atop an office building or to adorn your house, choose Rosa Roofing to protect your pride and joy, our stone-coated roofing sheets are a fantastic option because Rosa Roofing understands that it is important that a house owner chooses the roofing carefully.

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