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Residential Roofing Profiles & Materials in Malaysia

Undeniably, there is a lot to consider when working in the residential construction industry, particularly in terms of residential roofing.

Searching for the right roofing system for your mass housing project can be a challenging feat. After all, there is a myriad of roofing types and materials to choose from in the market.

As such, consulting and working with a professional roofing manufacturer and roofers is essential to find the material and roofing profile that best matches your vision and building design.

At Swissma, we recommend using metal roofing solutions for your residential architecture uses.

Why Choose Metal for Residential Roofing?

Residential metal roofing is currently on the rise, and not for nothing. Here are four reasons why you should opt for metal roofing:

1. Highly Durable

First, metal roofing provides outstanding durability and has a great life expectancy compared to other commonly used roofing materials.

With proper maintenance and installation, metal roofing can be very long-lasting. On top of that, metal roof panels made from reliable coated steel have longer-lasting colour performance.

2. Fire-Resistant

With strong fire-retardant properties, metal roofing is a reliable barrier to protect your home against fire. It must be noted that different types of metal roofs have distinct melting points.

However, most flames do not reach such high temperatures, making metal roofing your number one choice for improving fire safety.

3. Low Maintenance

Also, metal roofs made from high-quality coated steel are easy and inexpensive to maintain during their lifespan.

Due to its high strength and excellent corrosion resistance, metal roofs can withstand rust, extreme weather and other corrosive elements, enabling your roof to maintain its like-new appearance for decades.

4. Weather-Tight Performance

If you’re living in an area with a high volume of rain, worry not, as using the right roofing material and roofing profile provides a weather-tight solution for your roof.

As such, this will protect your house from water ponding, leaking, and water damage.

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What are the Types of Residential Roofing Profiles Suitable for Projects in Malaysia? 

Now that you’ve understood the benefits of metal roofing, let’s explore the three popular types of roofing profiles applicable to your home.

The best part? All of the roofing profiles below can be customised to suit your thermal and acoustic requirements.

1. Swissma Doppelwelt® Standing Seam

Combining versatility and reliability, this roofing profile with double-seamed joints is suitable for almost every roof architecture application

 With tapered and curved panels available, Swissma Doppelwelt® Standing Seam delivers a sleek, modern, and stylish appearance to your roof.

It is also complemented by an extensive range of custom-made accessories in full compliance with stringent international standards.

2. Swissma Snapwelt®

Swissma Snapwelt®, as its name suggests, is an easy and effective snap-on roofing profile, which makes the roofing installation quick and easy.

Hence, Swissma Snapwelt® is an affordable solution for your residential roofing.

Designed to withstand the test of time, Swissma Snapwelt® offers up to 25 years of warranty if you’re using either COLORBOND® steel or ZINCALUME® steel material.

This value-for-money roofing profile accentuates a modern yet everlasting design.

3. Swissma SANKO Grip Deck® 3-Pan

Swissma SANKO Grip Deck® 3-Pan is an exceptional metal roofing product suitable for various building projects, including industrial, commercial, and residential.

Its long-length panels cover large areas in no time. Furthermore, it also delivers a simple, clean, and neat appearance that is ideal for low-pitch roofs.

Its unique concealed fixing method does not require any puncturing, successfully eliminating any chance of roof leakage.

Read More: Choosing the Right Metal Roofing Sheet in Malaysia

What are the Types of Coated Steels for Residential Roofing in Malaysia? 

While there is a myriad of metal materials, such as zinc, copper, coated steel, and aluminium, we’ll only be focusing on coated steel.

Here, we’ll introduce three outstanding material options that you can choose from:


With BlueScope’s exclusive proprietary paint system technology, COLORBOND® steel offers superior durability and long-term colour stability.

Using optimum paint formulation and pigment blends, COLORBOND® steel provides captivating colour options to suit your aesthetic and architectural needs.

COLORBOND® steel comes with Self Clean Technology to prevent dirt from bonding to its surface, which can easily lead to unsightly stains and a dirty roof appearance. Furthermore, it also incorporates Thermatech® solar reflectance technology to deliver better thermal performance than conventional coated steel.

2. VERMOE® Steel

Conveying urban dynamism at its best, VERMOE® steel is the one for you if you’re looking for a modern, unique, and textured presence for your residential roofing in Malaysia.

Reliable and robust with a visually stunning appearance, VERMOE® steel is the epitome of where function meets form.

It is suitable for roofing, wall cladding, ceiling panel installation, and even interior design purposes.

Made of the same proprietary technology incorporated in ZINCALUME® steel base substrate, this coated steel material has been proven to last longer than conventional metal roofing solutions.

VERMOE® steel also comes with REFLEC™ technology, which reflects infrared (IR) rays and delivers extra insulation in hot weather so your building stays cool.


ZINCALUME® steel is remarkably resilient and has excellent corrosion resistance qualities, extending its lifespan to four times that of ordinary galvanised steel.

It also has excellent forming capabilities, which enables this coated steel to seamlessly complement both traditional and modern architecture.

Engineered for long-term performance, ZINCALUME® steel comes with BlueScope’s proprietary metallic coating and surface treatment to offer unmatched weathering and surface marking resistance.

Resulting in a lustrous and shiny appearance, ZINCALUME® steel elevates the overall aesthetic of your home with sophisticated elegance.

Professional Residential Roofing Services in Malaysia 

At Swissma, we firmly believe that every project is unique. Thus, we make it a point to listen to your voice and fulfil your residential roofing needs to the best of our ability.

Discover our extensive range of services, and feel free to explore our projects.