Swastik Gold Cement Roofing or GI – Which roofing sheets would be best for your home

Choosing the right roof for a home is arguably the most important for countless reasons. It provides protection from the elements, keeps your home warm, and protects your home’s structure, among other things. This is why when one invests in roofing, they do with the mindset of one-time investment mindset and select a roofing sheet that is unaffected by corrosion and does not require much maintenance.

To ensure you are picking the best possible roofing solution for your home, take a look at the comparison below to help you make an informed decision about which type of roof is best for your home.


Swastik Gold Sheet GI Sheet
Permanence without maintenance and corrosion-proof, Gains strength with age Periodic maintenance is required due to corrosion and practical service life deteriorates faster after 9-10 years.
Coverage efficiency is 50% higher taking into account lap losses The effective laid area becomes only 67% as compared to A.C. Sheet.
Purlin spacing 1400 mm max. better coverage and lower cost of Sheet not only nullify extra purlin cost but overall become economical  Purlin spacing 1600 mm maximum. Low coverage and higher cost of sheet ultimately make the roof costlier, even to the extent of 72 %
The sheet fixing process is slow but readymade accessories help in getting the job done quickly The sheet fixing process is fast but the accessories fabrication at the worksite delays the completion of the work.
Readymade accessories available make the roof complete and leakproof and do not require maintenance Since all the accessories are not ready-made, the roof is unlikely to have a complete finished look and be leakproof as well. Accessories require periodic maintenance.
Lower emissivity and thermal conductivity  Higher emissivity and thermal conductivity.
Negligible condensation effect A high condensation effect is likely to spoil valuables inside the plant.
Bad conductor of electricity Good conductor of electricity
No noise pollution  High noise pollution.
Can be stored in open space at work A closed warehouse is needed for storage to avoid the onslaught of weather.
Non rusting / corrosion, Become stronger day by day Get rusted and corroded weakens day by day
 Absorbs sound. Less noisy. very noisy under heavy rain
 Protect from outside heat due to low thermal conductivity. Heats up in summer. burn the body. forces you to sleep outside
Provides warmth on winter nights. Gets very cold on winter nights
 Maintains good shape for years. Gets de shaped in a few months
The width is more have Fewer joints. Hence requires a less number of bolts and results in lower fixing costs. The width is less hence more sheet is required, this increases the need for joints, bolts and nuts which ultimately increases the fixing cost.
    Corrugations are deep. Water flows out properly. along the valley. Corrugations are shallow. Water leaks from the sides of the joint
 Overlap of half corrugation is sufficient These costs less. Overlap of at least two corrugations is necessary This is costly
Bad electrical conductor Good electrical conductor, it is very risky in rainy season or during short circuit.
Standard accessories such as ridges, north light curves, finials, air extractors, and roofing lights are available. Standard accessories for roof design are not available
 Safe for chicken Unsafe for chicken, cattle and small children due to heat radiation
Natural stain colours which do not fade Stain, paint does not last on GI sheet. It peels off. Sheets cannot be embellished for a long time
Totally hygienic Unhygienic. harbour tetanus germs
Come in 6mm thickness Low Thickness of 0.45mm gauge
Natural teak wood design is available in two different stain options- terracotta solid and walnut Plain design
Due to dead weight, it does not blow away Gets torn off in cyclone

From this article, I think you got a clear idea of which roofing sheet will be good for your house. So, the next time you change your roof, look for that solution that is appropriate to your home’s location, appealing enough to suit your style, and will give the best value for money.


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