JCP Roofing Blog

What is Swarf, and what to do about it.

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Apr 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: Steel Sheeting, Swarf, Roofing

What Different Types of Steel Sheeting are there for Roofing?

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Apr 3, 2017 9:23:37 AM

Steel sheeting is a popular material for roofing, used in multiple applications around the world. It is a common feature of industrial buildings such as warehouses and factories, as well as office blocks, residential homes and even structures like carports. Steel sheeting is so widely used because it is strong, durable, light and easy to work with, as well as affordable. It can be customised into a variety of sizes and shapes and enhanced with coatings for extra strength. The appearance of steel sheeting can be transformed from a plain industrial aesthetic to a more visually appealing slate or even wooden image – the material is incredibly versatile. Steel sheeting comes in three main types, which, together with coating options, are described below.

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Topics: Steel Sheeting, sheeting

The Pros and Cons of the Different Roofing Profiles

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Mar 29, 2017 1:50:38 PM

When it comes to steel sheeting for roofs, there are three major profiles used around the world. Known as Corrugated, Wide Span and Inverted Box Rib (IBR), these roofing profiles all have their own pros and cons and differ when it comes to coverage, strength and shape. In this article, we look at what these pros and cons are, to help you get a better understanding of each profile and whether it might meet the needs of your roofing project.

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Topics: roofing profiles, different roofing profiles

Myth Busting: Will a Metal Roof be Noisy on My Home?

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Feb 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Many first-time buyers of metal roofs are worried that their choice will result in a lot of noise, and wonder whether the benefits offered by materials like steel (which is durable, economical and environmentally-friendly) outweigh “the sound factor”. You’ve probably been under one of the old tin roofs that still cover many barns, sheds and houses in South Africa, and found it to be a bit cacophonous in bad weather, or when cats, birds (or monkeys, depending on where you were) scampered around. Trees too, when overgrown, have been known to make a din with their bashing and scraping on a metal roof. However, good metal roofs today are very different – here’s why.

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Topics: can roofing profiles rust

Possible Dangers of Metal Roofing

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Feb 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Metal roofing may be one of the most widely used, durable and economical types of roofing on the market, but – like all building materials – it is not without a few dangers. However, these depend on a number of factors: the installation process, the maintenance performed, the environmental conditions, and the age of the roofing material. Here, we’ll take a look at the risks that you could run into with various types of metal roofing (hint: there aren’t many risks at all).

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Topics: can roofing profiles rust

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Metal Roofing?

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Jan 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Selecting roofing, whether for a brand-new building or to replace an old roof, is a big decision, but one you shouldn’t have to make very often. A good, well-maintained roof can easily last decades, paying for itself over the years. More and more people are gravitating towards metal roofing these days, and in this article we’ll explore why that is. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of metal roofing, to help you understand whether it might be the right fit for your building needs.

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Topics: can roofing profiles rust

Can Roofing Profiles Rust?

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Without a properly functioning, well-maintained roof, a building and its occupants are vulnerable to the elements. We all know the feeling of distress that accompanies a sudden leak in winter, or a draft that sneaks its way in from somewhere above our heads. Understandably then, when buying and installing roofing, you want to make sure that it is going to do the job. Besides ascertaining which profile will best suit your needs, a question that may be at the forefront of your mind is whether the roofing you are investing in might one day corrode. Can roofing profiles rust?

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What is Roof Sheeting?

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Nov 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Roofing has changed a lot over the centuries. Thatch, grass, stone and wood have all been used to create roofs for buildings – and metal too has a long history as a roofing material. Copper was used on temples many hundreds of years ago. These days, steel, which started appearing in roofing applications in the mid 1800s, is a popular choice for roofing – particularly in  industrial contexts. This is because it is strong, durable and affordable. It is also relatively light, making it easy to work with.

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Topics: roof sheeting

Where and When to Use Vertical Cladding

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Nov 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Cladding, also known as siding, is a part of building work that is not given due consideration often enough. However, it plays a very important role in the finishing and protection of a structure – without it, many buildings would look skeletal and bare, and would be vulnerable to damage. Cladding is akin to the skin of a building; it is an outer layer between the structure and the elements, and plays a core role in adding aesthetic appeal. Cladding takes the form of shingles and boards or sheets, both horizontal and vertical. In this article, we focus on vertical cladding – looking at where, and when, to use it.

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Topics: vertical cladding

Why You Should Use a Sheeting Contractor

Posted by Ruan Roberts on Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Looking to buy a new roof, or redo an existing one? Decided you are keen on steel? Unsure of where to go from there? If you are in the market for roof sheeting, you should consider using a sheeting contractor, and here’s why.

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Topics: sheeting contractor