Why do people want a steel roof
What does a steel floor have to do with a roof?
article We’re still debating whether to have a steel decking on our homes or not.
However, there is evidence to suggest that we do.
It is a new type of roofing, which is designed to offer a more stable, high-performance and long-lasting solution to roofing challenges, such as low-speed winds, moisture, water damage and weather.
But how does it work?
Here are some of the pros and cons of steel flooring.
The pros and con of steel roofing Pros Steel roofing is less expensive than concrete walls The cost of a steel frame is often lower than a concrete wall because of the cost of the material, says Dr Robert O’Leary, senior research fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the UK’s leading roofing expert.
For instance, a 2.5m (9ft) steel roof, or 4ft by 4ft (1.5 by 1.5 metres) with the standard 2.7mm (0.5in) steel framing.
You can also find steel floor systems on older houses, such a laminate floor, which also can be installed using standard 2mm (1in) or 3mm (2in) screws.
Steel roof is more durable than concrete wall Pros Steel roofs are more durable compared to concrete walls and will last longer and more effectively.
The roofing industry is now trying to reduce the use of concrete to achieve high levels of durability, and many manufacturers have made the switch to steel roofs.
For example, British company Rydalmere recently announced that it will stop using concrete for its steel roofs because it is no longer sustainable to build the same level of durability in the same place.
In other cases, steel roofs have been used in buildings that were designed with concrete walls, such an old church.
These roofs are not always as effective as steel, however, so they are not a replacement for concrete walls.
Steel roofs have a shorter life span than concrete and will not last as long or as long as concrete.
For these reasons, steel is preferred over concrete.
Concrete walls can last for many years but steel is much more durable, says Professor David Ladd, an expert in structural engineering at the University of Sheffield.
The best way to reduce your roofing bills The first thing you need to do is to consider your budget.
If you live in a large house with lots of open space, such buildings could use a steel rooftop.
However if you live near a residential area, the cost per square metre of steel might not be a problem.
However this is more of an issue for a smaller house with a single roof, such houses might need to use steel to protect their roofs.
As well as saving money, steel roof can offer a higher level of insulation, according to Professor O’Donnell.
Steel can be used in roofs of different sizes and for different applications, such roofings are suitable for all types of roof designs, says O’Brien.
The more important consideration is the lifespan of the roofing.
A 3m (10ft) roof on a 4m (18ft) property can last up to 50 years, but if the roof is 5m (17ft) or taller, the lifespan will be longer, according the Institute for Sustainable Homes (ISH).
The life span of a 3m or 4m steel roof will be up to 80 years, whereas a 4ft steel roof should be able to last up the next 200 years, according TOEFL.
If your roof is too large, you can choose a roof with a 2m (6ft) height and it can last you for 100 years, said Professor Ollivier.
For a 1m (4ft) flooring, it can be extended for 40 years, and if it is 8m (20ft) tall it will be able for 200 years.
The downside of steel is that it is less waterproof than concrete, so you should check whether the roof you choose is suitable for your property before you purchase it.
In terms of its durability, the roof can withstand temperatures as low as 10C (32F) and will also survive the freezing cold.
It’s a great choice if you are living in an apartment building and you need a roof to protect the space from the elements.
However you should be aware that the steel roof does not offer the same protection as concrete or steel.
For more information about roofing design and construction, visit our Guide to Building a Roof.
Cons Steel is a costlier alternative to concrete If you do decide to purchase a steel wall, be aware of its higher price tag.
Steel is more expensive to build than concrete.
This is because steel is a lighter and more expensive material than concrete (around 20 per cent more expensive per square foot) and it requires more labour to construct.
Also, steel will not hold up to the rigours of the construction industry, which means that