Corrugated Roofs

Corrugated roofing is a general term used to describe a variety of roofing materials that have a groove and ridge pattern that comes as panels or sheets. It is available in a wide variety of materials, designs and colors and can be used on many different types of roofs (although it would rarely if ever be used on flat roofs).

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“While corrugated roofing of the past is often thought of as cheap and flimsy, newer production techniques and materials create a lighter, stronger and more durable roofing alternative.”

Basics Of Corrugated Roofing

Today, nearly all corrugated roofing is produced by machine, as opposed to done manually as was the case in the past. Flat panels are made in corrugated sheets by creating alternating groove and ridges that is often referred to as roll forming. The process increases the strength of the panels and helps with run off for water, snow and even light debris. While corrugated roofing of the past is often thought of as cheap and flimsy, newer production techniques and materials create a lighter, stronger and more durable roofing alternative.


Cost Of Corrugated Roofing

Galvanized Steel Pricing: $20 – $25 per sheet

Copper Pricing: $40 – $50 per sheet

Plastic Pricing: $30 per sheet

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Types Of Corrugated Roofing

Metal Corrugated Roofing
Metal panels are by far the most popular material used. They are available in galvanized steel, aluminum, copper and tin amalgams. They are light in weight, strong, durable to a wide variety of weather conditions and relatively easy to transport. The drawback to these panels is the noise associated with heavy rain falling and creating a pinging sound.

Fiber Cement
While this material is associated with exterior siding, it is also used as a roof panels. Fiber cement is a mixture of materials that are strong and durable and are very resistant to many weather conditions. Certainly it is much more cost effective than metal.

Fiberglass
Fiberglass sheets have been used for roofs for quite a long time and has traditional been associated with lower end homes. Newer fiberglass prodces a stronger material that is still cost effective and very durable. The drawback to this material is its translucent qualities that allow light in, which can be dfficult for certain homeowners. As well, fiberglass can splinter and crack over time.

Duralita Cardboard Cement
Duralita cardboard reinforcement cement is a colored cement fix that resembles clay panels. These tiles are installed of the roof with bolts and rubber washers. Lamina is the most popular type of duralite cardboard and comes in straight sheets.