SteelChief manufactures a range of roof types for sheds of all kinds, from garden sheds to, aviaries, chicken coops, cubbies, and more. These are:
Choosing the Right Roof for Your Shed, Aviary or Chicken Coop
One of the toughest parts of building your garden shed is deciding what type of roof it should have. Should your shed roof type match your house? Have you thought about run-off?
When choosing a shed roof type, the key factors to consider are:
- Structural integrity
For example, if you have adequate drainage on both sides of the shed, your shed size is medium to large, and you’re not facing height restrictions, a heritage roof is an aesthetically pleasing option that makes for a spacious interior with plenty of ventilation, and the possibility of using the attic for storage space.
Our Guide to Choosing a Garden Shed Roof can help you in your decision making process.
Why Choose a Steel Roof for Your Shed?
Metal roofs offer a number of advantages over other roofing materials like asphalt and cedar. Besides looking great, steel-roofed sheds are built to last. They have a longer life expectancy than the alternatives, and they require little to no maintenance. Steel-roofed sheds can withstand the elements including hail, heavy rain, and high winds. Of course, since steel doesn’t burn, steel-roofed sheds are the ideal choice for areas prone to forest and bush fires. Not only that, but sheds with steel roofs are easier to assemble and disassemble. For smaller sheds and cubby houses, this means you’ll have the option to reposition as your yard evolves.
SteelChief Steel Roof Specs
SteelChief manufactures its sheds, cubby houses, aviaries, chicken coops and other structures to meet Australian standards, including the N4 wind rating. This means they standup to the harshest weather conditions mother nature can dish out.
Steel Roof Cladding
Our standard cladding is 0.35mm thick, which is far stronger than any “shed-in-a-box” import. For an even more durable cladding profile, we offer corrugated sheeting. This heavy duty steel comes in at a gauge of 0.47mm, and the ribbed profile provides an even sturdier shed roof.
NOTE: SteelChief’s timber sheds come with steel roofs.
Steel Framing for Steel Roofs
Depending on the size and positioning of your shed, you may need an internal steel frame. SteelChief’s fully-welded internal roof frames add strength and stability to your entire shed structure. The internal framing is built using rectangular hollow steel (RHS), making the steel roofs strong yet lightweight.