How To Start Aluminum Roofing Sheets Business In Nigeria

In this post, I will show you how to start Aluminum roofing sheets business here in Nigeria and make profits from it. Others are making it big in this business and you too can make it if you follow our guide very well.

Real estate investment is one of the most lucrative investment opportunities today. Real estate is about housing and as we know, every house needs a solid roof.

Aluminum roofs are classy, contemporary and trending and they come in various unique shapes, colours and dimension making it suit for estate buildings.

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How To Start Aluminium Roofing Sheets Business In Nigeria
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The capital to start the business is intensive and it requires a lot of machinery and experienced staff. A lot of money can be made from roofing business especially aluminum roofing sheets business. The high demand for roofs makes aluminum roofs a lucrative business.


No reasonable investor would like to invest in a project that will not yield profits. if an investor wants to invest, the first thing that comes to the mind should be in what way is the investment going to be profitable to him.

Investing in aluminum roofing sheets business in Nigeria is going to yield a great profit if it is successful. You will get to find out in this article as you go further.

Demand Analysis, Competition, And Opportunities

Property always appreciates with time giving the investor good returns for his money. Construction and refurbishing of work on new and existing buildings are always ongoing.

This is because roofs are constantly repaired and replaced in buildings. Thus the high demand for roofs makes aluminum roofing sheets a lucrative business as earlier stated.

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Basic Steps To Starting A Successful Aluminum Roofing Sheets Business In Nigeria

1. Own a large warehouse:

The warehouse should have space for storage of equipment, administrative block, and loading dock. The length, volume, and size of the sheets require ample space for molding.

2. Know About Roofing sheets cutting and storage: 

Also choose a niche you want to focus on. It could be the production of roofing sheets or roofing contract. Aluminum Roofing sheets contract focuses or specializes in either industrial building or residential jobs.

Technology Needed

There are machines, equipment needed when venturing into this line of business. Before embarking on the sales, there are heavy machines that are used to produce aluminum roofing sheets.

Some of the machines are long-span roof corrugated machine, high-speed roll former machine and corrugated machine with advance mental roll, curving machine, colour coating machine (which is the metal processing equipment for long-span aluminum).

Startup & Launch Tips

To get started, first and foremost is to have a business plan. Secure a good location that will favour your business, certify and license your business, choose a niche, know the total cost needed, know the area you want to apply your business. Know your customer in and out. 

Business Location

It is best to be located where you can be easily accessible, located and called upon when there is an emergency. Location boosts your business progress, so a choice of location and how the environmental condition would affect the business should be deliberated before choosing a particular location.

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Finance Needed

You need a lot of money to start the business. You can acquire money through business loans. The loan can be asset based on collateral and recommended on your present account balance. There are other ways of sorting funds to start your business.

Another way is to try partnership agreement or secure a core investor. Capital investment in setting up the business is high but the benefits are huge.

Certification & Licensing

Your business needs a lot of certification and registration. Registration involves company registration as a limited liability company including shareholders and company structure.

Certification makes your business transaction legal, it covers permits to operate your roofing business and other environmental concerns.

The certification may include safety protocol, profession membership in related groups and staff training, quality of raw materials used, local Government requirements etc.

It would be wise and smart to get familiar with all the registration, membership and certification needed before starting your roofing business.


An important aspect to take into consideration is the management of the business firm. It is very crucial and vital because it determines the longevity and reputation of your business firm.

Hierarchy is of utmost importance so that there can be orderliness and order. An order is passed from the managing director and passes through different ranking officials before it gets to the least ranked worker.

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Staffing and Advising

You need a good working team that is innovative, creative and committed to the task. Hence the need to employ capable workers who can promote the business to the next level.

The individuals you employ determines the success or downfall of your business, it should be treated with caution and care.


You need to have an effective and sales plan on how to market your business. Marketing is essential at it open pathways to reach potential clients and contractors.

One basic thing to bear in mind is that the quality of your product and services is the best marketing tool you have. Now how do you go about marketing your business? You can use referrals, warranties, and discount to get the customer on board, you can come up with special promotion packages. 

Advertising Strategy

To successfully market or advertise your business, you need a strong, committed market team or hire professional advertisement networks.

You need a good marketing strategy and list of actions. The list of action should have objectives within the time frame. In order to succeed you need to know your customer base and meet their need.

The marketing strategy should cover sales, referrals, budget. You need to know the actual strength and weakness of your business or product to align it with expectations of your customers.

Your company needs lots of representatives that go to aluminum wholesale and retailers for business.

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Productivity Tips For The Business Idea

Your roofing sheets must have competitive pricing on the market. It dawns on you to study the price list of competitors and see whether you can do better.

Try to maintain a competitive price to succeed in the business. For example, you can use warranties discounts, and also price adjustment to set prices. Offer fifteen (15) year warranty instead of the usual ten years window to attract customers.

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Ekemini Ekpo

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