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FIBRE CEMENT ROOFING – WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES FOR AGRICULTURE?

Any farm building that is constructed will need roofing to shelter it from the storms and general exposure to the elements, be it to protect livestock or materials. There are many different types of roofing, including fibre cement roofing, which is a popular choice. So what are the advantages of employing such a roofing?

To begin with, it’s important to know what fibre cement roofing is. The actual “fibre cement” is a compound, and the result of binding cement with fibres once the cement has been mixed with water. The fibres provide an additional layer of strength and durability. This is an advantage in itself, with the roofing being able to take a large amount of punishment and still stay strong. As well as this, the unique composition of the structure allows for a consistent airflow. This ensures that your building can stay well ventilated, which is important for keeping livestock, as stale air can breed germs and bacteria, which can be harmful to your livestock. Another positive aspect of fibre cement roofing is the lack of condensation and leakage from outside. The moisture or rain is absorbed and dispersed by the roofing and thus protects the livestock or materials from the rain. This is a particularly helpful aspect for livestock as it helps to create a safe and dry space for them, which is beneficial not only to physical health but mental health as well. A final advantage is that while fibre cement roofing is designed for a purpose, it’s also pleasing to look at, resembling a very old fashioned roofing in some designs, which means that the advanced materials won’t look out of place on a time-honoured farm.

Overall, there are many applicable advantages to using fibre cement roofing as opposed to another variant. The well-designed structure has been created with the sole purpose of protecting your livestock or valuable materials from harm, and is weather resistant, has a good air flow to ensure the air stays fresh inside the building and fits in seamlessly with a traditional or contemporary farming environment.