4 Different Types of Roofing Sheets

Roofing sheets are installed for a wide variety of reasons and there are different types of roofing sheets available in the market. You must choose one that is fit and appropriate to your circumstances. Each type has its pros and cons.

Why you should use roofing sheets?

People use roofing sheets for a wide variety of reasons some use them for visual value and some use them to protect the home from extreme weather conditions which include torrential downpours, high wind, and snow.

The level of protection that your roof offer depends on the combination of material used in it.

Types of roofing sheets

1.     Corrugated Roofing Sheets

Corrugated roofing sheets are one of the strongest roofing sheets available in the market. This type of sheet is widely used in agricultural buildings, garages, industrial sheds, etc. The lifespan of this type of sheet is very good.

Flat roofing sheets are very easy to damage but corrugated roofing sheets are difficult to get damage.

Corrugated roofing sheets are also divided into Five Types:-

·        1) Galvanized Steel sheets

·       2) Cement roofing sheets

·       3) Polyester-painted sheets

·        4) PVC Plastisol

·        5) Bitumen

Galvanized Steel Sheets

Galvanized sheet is made of hot-dip galvanized mild steel, after that these sheets are coated with zinc and cold-rolled to produce a linear corrugated pattern in them. This type of sheet is corrosion-resistant, eco-friendly, durable and lightweight.

galvanized steel roofing sheet

Cement Roofing Sheets

Cement corrugated roofing sheets are made of asbestos fibre and cement. This type of sheet is resistant to fire, water, and termite.

Swastik roofing sheets have come as the best option in cement corrugated roofing sheets.

Swastik roofing sheets are made from a quality blend of Fibre and Portland Cement. Swastik roofs are durable, non-corrosive, fire-resistant and can also withstand extreme weather conditions. These qualities make Swastik roof an ideal building material for any requirement.

Swastik roofing sheets are available in 6mm Thickness and the length available in the meter is 2.0, 2.25,2.5,2.75, 3.0.

swastik cement roofing sheet

Polyester painted sheets

This type of sheet is mostly used for agricultural buildings. This type of sheet has low resistance to scratching and damage.

polyester painted roofing sheet

PVC Plastisol

PVC Plastisol has a life span of 15-20 Years. With proper maintenance, they can be expected to last well more than 40 years. These sheets have high resistant to scratching and damage.

PVC Plastisol roofing sheet


These types of sheets are very light in weight and offer great resistance to water. These sheets are mainly used in applications like garages, agriculture buildings and shed.

2.     Metal Sheet

Metal sheets are similar in terms of composition only difference is that metal sheet has fewer curves than corrugated sheets.

Metal sheets are specially used for commercial and industrial applications. The most basic material used for making such steel is iron.

The metal sheet has a protective layer of zinc that protects the sheet from getting rust.

These sheets are very easy to install, and strong but light in weight. These sheets are available in a wide range of colours, styles, and textures.

metal roofing sheet

3.     Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

These sheets are made from high-impact polypropylene resin; these sheets are very strong but light in weight.

These sheets are very popular in the market where transparency or translucency is required.

These sheets have a special UV coating on one side which absorbs all harmful radiation from sunlight and only offers good sunlight.

poly carbonated roofing sheet

4.     Plastic Roofing Sheets

Plastic roofing sheets are very less preferred roofing sheets in the market but it has its advantages. Most people use this type of sheet for small construction or temporary construction.

The durability of plastic roofing sheets depends on the quality of plastic used. The more good quality plastic you use for the roofing sheets, the more it will cost.

The strength of plastic roofing sheets is less as compared to polycarbonate or metal roofing sheets.

plastic roofing sheet