Advantages of Corrugated Roof Sheeting

Nov 22, 2023 | Articles

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The practicality of a roof cannot be overstated as it protects the structural integrity of any building. Corrugated roof sheeting was born during the Industrial Revolution and has monumentally impacted the construction and roofing industries throughout history. Aesthetically pleasing and engineered to last for decades, at Chemvet Steel & Fencing, we manufacture and supply traditional and S-Rib corrugated roof sheeting to complement any building’s design.


Reasons to Use Corrugated Roof Sheeting in Agriculture

When it comes to agricultural buildings, corrugated roof sheeting is one of the most durable roofing products on the market, protecting farming equipment, feed, and livestock. We understand the daily rigours of farm life and would like to point out several benefits of upgrading or building facilities with this flexible material.

  1. Durability

The agricultural industry operates daily and, as such, needs to rely on durable materials for longevity and minimal maintenance. Surprisingly lightweight in design, corrugated roof sheeting is ideal for spanning large areas, such as barns and machine sheds, due to its ease of handling. Selecting corrugated sheet metal provides you with a cover that is corrosion-resistant and non-combustible, doesn’t attract moisture, and provides resistance to termites and other insects.


  1. Longer Lifespan

Corrugated roof sheeting and cladding last significantly longer than their wood or fibreglass counterparts as metal does not suffer insect intrusion or become weak and brittle over time. At Chemvet Steel & Fencing, our corrugated roof sheets have unique structural properties, enabling them to last for decades. Adding to their longevity is the fact that these metal panels can be reused should they no longer serve their original purpose.


  1. Flexibility

Farm buildings are amongst the most ubiquitous of historical structures, with most having been constructed using natural materials sourced from the local geology, such as stone. However, as technology has advanced, so has the need to look at providing larger buildings with higher ceilings to house modern farm equipment. Corrugated roof sheeting provides a level of flexibility that other materials don’t and can be customised based on specific layouts. If at any point structures need to be expanded, sheet metal is the most convenient and simplistic way to get it done. The structural profile of our corrugated metal virtually eliminates the need for oil canning, and the sheeting can be cranked, curved, and bull-nosed to your required radii.


  1. Affordability

Investing in materials is a costly expense, one which can be greatly reduced by using corrugated sheeting for roofing and cladding. Metal panelling is generally easier to install than other materials and can be done at a faster pace, reducing the cost and time spent compared to other types of roofing. As we at Chemvet Steel & Fencing can factory-customise sheets depending on your requirements, it further cuts down on labour costs upon installation. As less maintenance is required, this adds to your overall long-term cost savings.

With corrugated roof sheeting, you can add a clean appearance to your buildings. As purlin spacing is dependent on factors, such as prevailing winds, the presence of dust, and snowfall, to name a few, we would suggest that you consult with an engineer before installation takes place.


Your Go-To Specialist in Fencing and Steel Products

Let the leader in steel and fencing fabrication and supply, Chemvet Steel & Fencing, provide you with enhanced indoor comfort and leak-proof roofing that is practical, durable, and affordable when you opt for our corrugated roof sheeting. Contact us – the go-to specialists for all your fencing and steel requirements.

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