Corrugated Roofing Sheets
Corrugated roofing sheets are some of the most durable roofing materials available. This is thanks to their corrugated form factor, which helps to maximise their strength and withstand serious impacts. The corrugations also allow water to run off eas...
Corrugated roofing sheets are some of the most durable roofing materials available. This is thanks to their corrugated form factor, which helps to maximise their strength and withstand serious impacts. The corrugations also allow water to run off easily, preventing pooling and roof leaks. Most types of corrugated roofing are also incredibly lightweight. This makes corrugated sheets easy to handle and install, perfect for homeowners working on a roofing project themselves.
We’re proud to work with leading manufacturers such as Coroline, Vistalux and Onduline to offer homeowners a high-quality range of corrugated roofing sheets. Each and every sheet we offer goes through stringent independent quality testing, and conforms to CE EN 14782 standards. Our comprehensive range includes corrugated roof sheets in a variety of materials, profiles, thicknesses, and colours. We’ve got versatile corrugated bitumen roofing sheets, tough corrugated metal sheets, illuminating corrugated plastic sheets and corrugated fibre cement roofing ideal for agricultural buildings.
From just £5 per square metre, corrugated roofing sheets offer an unbeatable combination of strength, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Plus, thanks to the wide array of profiles, colours, and finishes on offer, you’re sure to find a sheet that suits your project perfectly. Read on to learn more about the many advantages of corrugated roofing, the materials, and profiles available, and where each variety can be used.
For help choosing the right material for your project, read our mega guide to corrugated roofing sheets.
Advantages of Corrugated Roofing
Millions of corrugated sheets are used every year by homeowners to protect their property from the elements. This is thanks to their many benefits when compared to traditional roofing options such as tiles.
Whilst the “wriggly” appearance of corrugated roofing may not seem important, it actually greatly improves the impact resistance of the sheets. This is as force is dissipated more evenly across the larger surface area. The material you choose also has an effect, with metal offering the greatest strength amongst our selection of corrugated roofing sheets.
Weighing as little as 5kg each, corrugated roof panels are suitable for even the lightest timber or steel structures. This also makes them far easier and quicker to transport, handle, and install. For homeowners looking to roof a lightweight timber garden building such as a shed, we’d definitely recommend our corrugated bitumen range.
Each of our corrugated roofing sheets offers a lifespan of at least 10 years, with minimal maintenance required across this time. This makes them ideal for anyone looking to minimise future hassle and costs. Corrugated steel sheets offer brilliant longevity, as many of them come with 40-year manufacturer guarantees as standard.
With prices starting at just £5 per square metre, corrugated roofing sheets offer unbeatable value for money. Their straightforward installation means hiring a professional won’t be required, and labour costs will be minimised if you do. Plus, thanks to their longevity and superb strength, corrugated sheets are incredibly cost-effective over their lifetime.
One of the greatest advantages of corrugated roof sheets is just how easy they are to install. Thanks to their very large size compared to standard roof tiles, you’ll need far fewer sheets to cover the same area of roof. This means the process will be far quicker and more straightforward, even if you’re a homeowner tackling a DIY project.
Types of Corrugated Roof Sheets
With materials ranging from tough steel to transparent plastic, we’ve got an excellent range of corrugated roofing for you to choose from. Each sheet has been hand-picked by our expert team to suit a range of budgets and uses.
Crafted from incredibly tough galvanised steel, these corrugated roofing sheets are ideal for larger projects such as commercial warehouses or agricultural buildings. Available with a number of optional coatings for additional resistance, corrugated metal sheets offer unparalleled strength and amazing longevity, often lasting for fifty years or more.
Manufactured from tough bitumen fibres, these corrugated sheets are ideal for structures such as garden buildings, stables, or workshops. Lightweight yet durable, bitumen sheets can withstand moderate impacts and adverse weather conditions. Plus, with a choice of sizes, thicknesses, and colours available, it’s easy to find the ideal sheet for you.
Made from PVC, these sheets are ideal for use on pergolas, carports, and conservatories. This is thanks to their incredible 66% light transmission. Available in a variety of thicknesses, sizes, and finishes, corrugated PVC roofing is truly versatile. Consider mixing plastic sheets with other corrugated roofing for a cost-effective alternative to rooflights.
Corrugated Fibre Cement
Manufactured from a mixture of Portland Cement and cellulose fibres, corrugated fibre cement sheets boast superb durability. What’s more, these sheets are highly breathable, making them perfect for agricultural structures such as livestock barns. Plus, no corrugated roofing sheet boasts the same longevity, with fibre cement sheets lasting as long as 70 years.
Uses for Corrugated Roofing Sheets
Due to the myriad of materials and styles available, corrugated roof sheets can be used in almost any project. This includes roofs with pitches as low as 5°, or the most lightweight of structures. Some of these sheets can even be used as wall cladding.
- Sheds and garden buildings
- Carports and lean-tos
- Stables and agricultural buildings
- Warehouse and storage facilities
- Greenhouses and cold frames
- External wall cladding
Have Any Questions About Our Corrugated Roofing?
If you’ve got any more questions about our range of corrugated roofing sheets, get in touch with our award-winning customer service team. With over 40 years’ experience in all things DIY and roofing, they’re sure to help get your project underway ASAP. Call them on 01295 565 565, email [email protected], or use our handy online livechat.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We know buying roofing materials can be daunting, especially when ordering online. Here are some of the most common questions we receive from customers when they’re shopping for corrugated roofing sheets.
What Is Corrugated Roofing?
Popular amongst both tradespeople and DIYers, corrugated roofing is a highly durable roofing solution, designed for use on small and larger projects. The sheets are available in a wide variety of colours, profiles, thicknesses and sizes to perfectly accommodate a number of applications including carports, garden buildings, sheds, commercial warehouses, agricultural buildings and more.
Corrugated roofing sheets are manufactured from a multitude of materials including PVC, galvanised steel, polycarbonate, fibre cement and bitumen, and pressed into a wave-like profile. Robust and durable, the sheets provide excellent weather and impact resistance for your roofing structure, effectively protecting it against adverse weather conditions all year round.
Why Are Roofing Sheets Corrugated?
From aesthetics and style to durability and strength, the ‘wave’ like profile in roofing sheets offers a number of different benefits for your roof structure.
Firstly, the larger surface area and corrugated design allow the sheets to disperse weight from heavy force more evenly across the surface, improving the stability and durability of the roof. Thanks to this additional strength, corrugated roofing is also often very thin which makes it significantly lighter than other sheets.
What’s more, the corrugated waves also allow water to shed from the roof surface very easily, minimising the risk of leakages and water damage.
In terms of visual appeal, many find the corrugated look adds a stylish and classic appeal to a roof structure, especially on farm buildings.
What Is the Best Corrugated Roofing?
Each roofing material boasts its own unique advantages and features that make it suited for different applications. A popular favourite of ours, however, is the corrugated bitumen sheets.
Starting at just £5 square metre, corrugated bitumen sheets are cost-effective and practical, whilst offering exceptional durability and weather resistance all year round. They are easy to install so perfect for the DIY homeowner, plus require very little maintenance over their impressive 15 year lifespan.
Due to their versatility, corrugated bitumen sheets can be utilised in a wide range of projects including carports, sheds, summerhouses, garages, stables and more. The range of colours and sizes give you the freedom to accommodate your style to your roof minus the hassle.
Are Corrugated Roofing Sheets DIY Friendly?
Yes, a user-friendly design and large surface area, corrugated roofing sheets are one of the easiest roofing materials to fit DIY. As you need only a few sheets in comparison to other materials, they are significantly faster to install plus require no specialist tools or techniques. Their lightweight structure makes them easy to handle and work with so are perfect for any avid DIYer looking to start their own project from home.
How Much Should Corrugated Roofing Overlap?
The ‘wave’ like profile of corrugated roofing sheets allow them to overlap easily with each other when installed. It is important to overlap corrugated sheets, as this will help prevent water ingress into the building below and enhance structural stability.
Although the general rule is to allow at least one corrugation for overlapping, this will depend on the pitch of your roof which will be supplied in your manufacturer’s guide.
For 10° pitches, an overlap of 150mm is generally recommended whilst 300mm is typically advised for 5° pitches.
The overlapping should be done in the direction of the wind. For example, if the wind blows from the east, overlap the left sheets on to the right. Doing this will stop wind from blowing the sheets apart during fitting.