From large commercial structures to small DIY projects, corrugated roofing offers users all-purpose versatility with a number of key benefits. A popular option for homeowners looking for a cost-effective and easy to install sheltering solution for domestic projects, corrugated roofing systems are also readily found in industrial settings where their durability and longevity is invaluable.
Our range of CORRAPOL® corrugated roof sheets is suitable for a wide variety of roofing applications including carports, greenhouses and cold frames, canopies, shelters and swimming pools. They offer superior strength and excellent weathering properties, resulting in an extremely long lifespan. A wide range of material options are available, spanning PVC, translucent polyester, bitumen and our virtually unbreakable Stormproof Clear polycarbonate.
Between our multidimensional corrugated sheet range and a selection of key accessories, including colour coordinated eaves fillers fixings and screws, we offer quality and comprehensive corrugated roofing solutions to our customers.
Place your order today, with next working day delivery available on all orders placed before 2pm. Alternatively, call 0800 124 4431 to speak to one of our team, or visit our on-site experts at your local Burton Roofing depot for detailed advice, product samples and price estimates.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about corrugated roofing, its benefits, uses and the Burton range.
What is corrugated roofing?
Corrugated roofing is a highly popular and widely used sheet roofing format that utilises large material sheets. They are typically made from metal, polycarbonate, polyester, PVC or cement and have a corrugated pattern, meaning the material is shaped into a series of parallel ridges and grooves.
The properties of corrugated sheeting give it several highly useful practical characteristics which make it ideal for a wide variety of industrial, commercial and domestic roofing applications.
What are the benefits of corrugated roofing?
The versatility and value of corrugated roofing have made it immensely popular over decades of use. Although different corrugated materials are better used in some areas of roofing than others, corrugated roof sheets in general share a number of key benefits.
- Strength and impact resistance: The wavy build of each corrugated sheet offers incredible flexural properties. This means corrugated sheets offer greater resistance than equivalent flat sheets to loads that would typically bend the sheet across the corrugations – for example, snow or heavy winds. The corrugated shaping also allows for greater impact resistance, dissipating any impact forces across a larger surface area.
- Consistent water run off: Corrugated roofing is best built on an angle. This allows water to run off away from the structure and eliminate any risk of pooling, roof leaks and the associated damage from them.
- Durability: While longevity differs between materials, the durability of all corrugated roof sheets is outstanding, with virtually all types of corrugated sheet expected to last at least 10 years, rising to decades with metal options.
- Rot and weather resistance: Unlike other roofing materials, metal corrugated roofing in particular is not susceptible to rot. This factor, combined with its strength properties, makes corrugated roofing highly capable of dealing with all weather conditions, from torrential rain and hailstorms through to snow and frost.
- Lightweight: Despite its toughness, corrugated roofing is incredibly lightweight, making it easy to handle, move and manipulate, as well as offering no unnecessary load bearing on the property.
- Easy to install: That lightweight factor, coupled with the large area of corrugated sheets compared to standard roof tiles, makes them very simple and quick to install, even for inexperienced DIYers. This means you can either eliminate labour costs on a project by installing them yourself or lower them significantly thanks to the reduced effort required to fit them.
- Cost-effective: With prices on many of our CORRAPOL® bitumen corrugated roofing sheets starting at just over £10 a sheet and labour costs drastically reduced on any project, corrugated roofing offers superb value for money across an extended period.
Types of corrugated roofing
At Burton Roofing, we provide a broad range of corrugated roofing systems to meet both home and professional requirements, offering customers a cost-effective solution to a huge spectrum of structural projects.
- Corrugated metal: Made from chemically coated, galvanised steel for unchallenged strength and durability, corrugated metal roofing benefits larger agricultural and commercial structures, and is found across countless industrial applications.
- Corrugated bitumen: Made with hard-wearing bitumen fibres that create high tensile strength, bitumen corrugated roofing offers an all-weather solution for garden and agricultural settings. Versatile in size and appearance, the Burton Roofing range includes four different colours of bitumen sheet: black, red, brown and green.
- Corrugated plastic: Our corrugated plastic roofing sheets and corrugated Perspex roofing sheets use a variety of polycarbonate, PVC and polyester finishes to offer a durable but lightweight and transparent roofing solution. Perfect for conservatories, greenhouses and pergolas, our CORRAPOL® Stormproof Clear polycarbonate sheet offers users a virtually unbreakable, lightweight layer with additional UV protection. It’s unrivalled as the best option among corrugated transparent roof sheets.
When to use corrugated roofing
Corrugated roofing systems can be found anywhere from small home DIY projects through to larger commercial and industrial settings, such is the diverse nature of the product. Some common uses of corrugated roofing include:
- Sheds and garden buildings and structures.
- Agricultural buildings and structures.
- Conservatories, greenhouses, pergolas and other structures requiring light transmission.
- Warehouses and storage facilities.
What type of corrugated sheet is right for you?
The type of roofing you’ll require will very much depend on the nature of the project you have ahead. While corrugated roofing in general offers a number of key benefits, it’s important to note that different corrugated materials suit some tasks better than others.
For projects where longevity is the number one priority, such as larger structural projects for an industrial or commercial purpose, corrugated metal will provide decades of practical use.
Carport roof sheets, or corrugated roof sheets found on the likes of greenhouses, conservatories or porches, are best made from polycarbonate or PVC. However, there’s also a decision to be made the in terms of whether to go for the more affordable PVC sheets or opt for the strong thermoplastic qualities of polycarbonate.
The average British household spent £241 on garden renovations in 2020 and that trend is set to continue this year. For those looking to keep their domestic garden projects to a low cost, bitumen corrugated roofing offers the strength and versatility required to do the job without demanding too much of a financial commitment.
Every project is different. While different types of corrugated sheet are generally best used in certain applications, your decision may be led by a personal priority like a budget, durability concerns or something else. If you aren’t completely sure about material choice or the best roofing approach for your project, speak to one of our team. We’ll be happy to offer our expertise and help you make the most suitable decision.
How much does corrugated roofing cost?
The roofing cost for any project will naturally depend on the scale of the job you’re undertaking. But regardless of the size of the task ahead, one of the key benefits of using corrugated roofing is the value for money element that comes with it.
From our cheapest options through to our most premium, corrugated roof sheets are very reasonably priced. At Burton Roofing, you’ll find prices range from around £10 a sheet on our 930mm x 2000mm bitumen corrugated roofing options to over £50 a sheet for our CORRAPOL® Stormproof Clear polycarbonate 950mm x 4000mm corrugated transparent roof sheets. Beyond low upfront prices, however, there are a few further “value factors” to consider:
- The large area of corrugated roof sheets – which typically ranges from just under a metre in width and two to four metres in length – means you’ll need a lower number of sheets to complete any given job compared to a product like traditional roof tiles.
- The lifespan of corrugated roofing, regardless of the material used, is typically counted in decades rather than years. This longevity factor, coupled with the low maintenance qualities of corrugated roof sheets, means any money spent on corrugated roofing will likely be a one-off rather than ongoing.
- Thanks to the lightweight, easy to install nature of corrugated roof sheets, the fitting process is accessible even to beginner DIYers with a little bit of research. This means any external labour costs for fitting the roofing can either be reduced significantly or eliminated altogether.
For an idea of pricing, estimates on a project or to see some product samples, you can always visit your local Burton Roofing depot to get more information.
Maintaining your corrugated roof sheets
Whether its corrugated Perspex roofing you’ve invested in or an affordable bitumen option, corrugated roofing systems are famously low maintenance structures to upkeep. With that said, there are a few things you can do to keep your roofing in the best condition possible and allow you to enhance its longevity even further:
- Take care when initially handling, transporting and fitting your roofing to avoid any unnecessary scuffs or damage.
- Regularly ensure any excess debris (moss, leaves, dirt) is removed from the upper surface and any accumulated debris is removed from the valleys of the sheeting.
- Clean the guttering at the base of your sheeting to clear any debris or excess water.
- Check your fastenings and fixings to ensure your roofing is still fitted as intended with no compromised areas.
- Avoid any unnecessary load bearing on the sheeting – for example, walking on the roofing or allowing debris to build up to a tangible level.
Explore the Burton Roofing range today
With over 35 years of expertise in the trade, we are one of the UK’s most trusted roofing suppliers. We’re rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot, where you’ll find hundreds of independent reviews attesting to the quality of our products, service and commitment to our customers.
Find a broad range of affordable, durable and versatile corrugated roofing options in the Burton Roofing catalogue. Order before 2pm and you’ll be able to get next day delivery on all products in stock. We offer free delivery in selected areas, while you can find out more about our wider delivery rates or use our delivery estimate tool during the checkout process.
If you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 124 4431.
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