How To Install Corrugated Roofing

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Corrugated roofing has been around for a very long time. The roofing is liked by many people because its eco-friendly. The roofing is also easy to install. To help you out, here is how you should install it.

The first thing that you should do is to know the right size of roofing that you need. Here you need to measure the area where you want to install the roof.

Once you have measured, you should cut the panels to your desired length. You can use a circular saw or a jig saw with metal blades to cut the panels.

After cutting the panels you should now drill holes on the ridges. For ideal results you should ensure that the holes in the ends and sides of the panels are 6 to 8 inches apart.

After drilling holes you should now install the panels. Here you should ensure that you place the panels directly onto purlins that are attached to the roof trusses.

When doing the installation you should ensure that you begin from the outside edge. You should also ensure that the panels overlap by at least four inches.

The roof should also overhang two inches over the edges. To fasten the panels in place you should use a screw and a waterproof washer.

Once you have competed installing one row, you should move to the next. Here you should ensure that the bottom of the new row is at the top of the first row. Doing this ensures that water flows down the roof without the risk of leaks.

You should secure the panel in place and continue working up the roof, adding row by row until you reach the ridge line. When you reach the ridge line, you should be cautious. Here you should ensure that you carefully place the top row and ensure that the corrugated roofing doesn’t extend beyond the ridge on each side.

Instead of the roofing going beyond the ridge, it should be at the same position as the ridge so that the tops of the sheets on either side are about to touch.

After doing this you should use special corrugated ridge roofing. You should lay it so that it covers the tops of the corrugate roofing.

Just like in other panels, you should screw the special roofing in place. To prevent entry of rain or pests, you should seal off the ends with a wood or plastic strip.

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Source by Duncan Lancer