Corrugated roofing panels are a popular choice for covering and protecting valuables stored in sheds, agricultural buildings, garages and porches or underneath carports. Corrugated panels are easy to install unlike other roofing materials, and are durable enough to last for many years with relatively little maintenance.
Corrugated panels can be constructed of a variety of materials, usually made up of fiberglass, plastic or metal sheets molded in a wave-like pattern. These ridges and waves promote the quick and unblocked flow of water, snow, ice and wind. The most popular panels are those made with ultra-strong glass fibers in an organic resin. These corrugated roofing panels are translucent, allowing daylight to filter into the building but keeping out the elements and direct sunlight.
Corrugated roofing panels are so versatile that they can easily be installed on virtually any structure and in any number of different ways. Trimming and customizing corrugated building panels can be done with either a saw saw or power saw with the correct blade and can be drilled and fastened with ease. Of course, weatherproof fasteners and nails should be used to ensure the roof remains durable and weatherproof for many years.
While installing corrugated roofing panels is reliably easy, the task should not be left up to someone who has no experience. In order to get the most thorough roofing protection, a professional roofing contractor who has experience with corrugated building panels should install a corrugated roof. Furthermore, hiring a roofing installation professional will ensure that the job is done much more quickly that one can do on his or her own, and it will be done right the first time. The longer your building is without a roof, the more damage can be done to the valuables inside. Hiring a professional roofing contractor will guarantee the roofing panels are up as quickly as possible.
If you are building a new structure and intending to have a corrugated roof installed on it, there are measurements that you should be aware of. You should allow for at least a 6-8 inch overhang on your roof, depending on the pitch. Also be aware of where the frame is in relation to the corrugated panels, as the roofing panels should be fastened at every second ridge and should be nailed to each roofing beam in certain areas for maximum strength.
Corrugated roofing panels are an exceptionally great value. They are low-cost and can provide unbeatable strength and protection. Translucent panels allow light inside, eliminating the need to run electricity to a new facility or saving money on electric bills during the day. Corrugated roofing panels will hold up through many seasons of direct sunlight, wind, hail, rain, ice and show.