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THE COSTS OF LONG SPAN ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEETS, THEIR TYPES AND THEIR DESIGNS

Long span aluminum roofing sheets is currently a dominant roofing sheet in Nigeria after the short span type, while the stone tiles or metro tiles belong to the rich due to its high cost of purchase and fixing.

The prices of roofing sheets had been a major search term issue, but no amount of posts can actually give a satisfactory answer due to the fluctuations in the market prices being caused by the instability of the country’s currency against the foreign currency. Since majority of these roofing sheets were imported, a fixed price of any of the roofing sheets cannot be guaranteed, besides that; prices can also vary based on the location of the market in the country, and the types of dealers involved in the market, experience shows that direct importers and manufacturers sell cheaper but you will need to buy in large quantities from them.

Long span roofing sheets are not usually sold in bundles like the short span, rather they are sold in square meters and according to their gauges. Besides that, their prices also vary according to their surface embossing designs. Here is a breakdown of different types of long span aluminum roofing sheets, their prices and designs.

  1. THE PLAN EMBOSSED SURFACE

This type of long span roofing sheet is very popular and is common in buildings built within the year 2000 to 2010 in Nigeria, the reason is that it was the first embossed design that came out immediately the long span aluminum roofing sheets became popular and affordable to most people. Its initial appearance was colorless, having only the zinc reflective surface but rather it started appearing in different colors including black, green, red and brown, etc. For the above reasons, the type is usually cheaper than others.

N1600 per square meters for the thickness of 0.45mm gauge, while N2000 per square meters for a thickness of 0.55mm gauge.

  1. THE STEPS EMBOSSED SURFACE

This is a follow-up design of the plan type, it made its first popular appearance in the Nigeria markets around the year 2007 but were very costly and scare. This type of long span sheet came out initially with different colors with the popular color being black and quickly spread into the country’s roofing projects around the year 2010 and upwards due to the increasing availability and reduced cost per square meter.

N1800 per square meter for the thickness of 0.45mm gauge, while N2500 for the thickness of 0.55mm gauge.

  1. THE METCOPO EMBOSSED SURFACE

This is a later-design which entered the market unnoticed because of its similar appearance with the steps design type, but the unique difference between the two can be seen when one view their surfaces very well. It came out mostly with milky and brownish colors and later black and other colors were included, it has similar quality and prices with the steps designs.

N1800 per square meter for the thickness of 0.45mm gauge, while N2500 for the thickness of 0.55mm gauge.

These are the three popular types of long span roofing sheets in the Nigeria markets currently. And the overall number of square meters needed for your roofing project can be determined by the builder or civil engineer handling the project and the total square meters needed can be used to know how many of these roofing sheets you will need for your roofing

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