Roofing for a flat roof carport - costs


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Roofing for a flat roof carport - costs

A carport is most often bought with a flat roof, because it is easy to realize and therefore inexpensive and can be easily built by DIYers themselves.
Such flat roof carports are often offered in the hardware stores as kits and are available both as a single as well as a double carport. Due to their shape, they adapt well to existing buildings and look rather inconspicuous. In addition, flat roofs have a low inclination, so that the rainwater can drain. In the higher-quality carports, a carport is integrated, which is located between two rafters and through which the water flows.
Roofing with bitumen
The roofing of a flat roof carport can be done with different materials. The cheapest option is the cardboard roof or bituminous roof. In the case of a bitumen roof, a layer of planks with tongue and groove is mounted on the roof construction on which the roofing felt is laid. This is cardboard that has been soaked with bitumen. Often it is overlapped. However, to provide proper protection against water, it should be welded. For this purpose, a special welding line with a high bitumen content is used, which is laid over the normal roofing felt and then welded with gas burners. A roll of ten square meters of bitumen roofing felt costs about 10 euros,
You get the weld for about 10 to 15 euros
per roll of five square meters.
Trapezoidal plates and trapezoidal sheets
Trapezoidal panels are made of polycarbonate, they are very sturdy and can be easily mounted. They are dyed in different colors, but are also available in the transparent version. They cost about 15 euros per square meter. Trapezoidal sheets are made of steel, aluminum or stainless steel. They are pressed with a thickness of about one millimeter in a roller mill in a trapezoidal shape. Then they are galvanized to protect them from rust and can be coated in many colors. They are very light and cheap, but in rain and hail they are just as loud as the trapezoidal panels. Trapezoidal sheet metal is available from about ten euros per square meter, at this price, many traders offer the cut to the appropriate size as a free service when buying.
Light panels for a bright carport
Light plates have the advantage that they are transparent. They are made of PVC, polycarbonate or acrylic. PVC sheets cost about seven euros per square meter, those made of polycarbonate about 15 euros and acrylic sheets are the most expensive with an average of 20 euros. They are impact-resistant and weather-resistant and also available with various structures.

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