Corrugated fiberglass roofing panels and plastic panels offer some distinct advantages for covering and protecting structures like pole barns and outdoor storage areas, and even metal or wood structures. Corrugation allows the panels to remain thin, yet strong, and resist the abuse from rain and hail better than other flat or layered materials.
Fiberglass has been steadily replacing metal corrugated roofing materials. Fiberglass allows some light through and does not rust, bend or dent like metal panels. Corrugated fiberglass roofing panels are also much cheaper than metal panels, typically costing anywhere from thirty dollars a panel to as much as fifty dollars per panel, depending on thickness and size. These types of roofs reduce lighting and heating concerns, transferring both into your home or building, whereas metal panels block light and absorb heat. Metal panels also weigh much more and require a more robust frame to support that weight, preventing its use in many situations.
Advantages of Corrugated Roofing Panels
Corrugated plastic roofing panels offer the same advantages as fiberglass, but have become a preferred material in lieu of it, due to cost, ease of installation and manufacturing. Cutting and installing fiberglass produces dust that is harmful if inhaled, and plastics avoid that element. Corrugated plastic roofing panels are commonly available for about ten dollars less per panel than comparable fiberglass panels, and are much easier to work with than the rigid fiberglass styles.
Which type of panel works best is dictated by the conditions of a given location and its use, as corrugated roofing is only installed on well-ventilated structures. Both fiberglass and plastic have a range of colors from which to choose, making them ideal for use on everything from livestock shelters to patios and carport covers.
Texas Star Roofing installs corrugated roofing panels on patios, barns, out-buildings and more. Our exposed fasteners have rubber grommets to ensure a leak-free installation for a much longer time than standard hex head fasteners.
If your corrugated roofing panels are worn, flapping in the breeze or rusted through, simply complete the form on your right to request your free, no-obligation roof inspection today.