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Oct. 5, 2019, 12:05 a.m.

Corrugated metal panels and their benefits for steel buildings

44x21 Metal Seneca Barn (Continuous Roof Line Barn)
44x21 Metal Seneca Barn (Continuous Roof Line Barn)

Most of the steel buildings, of any scale, today are built with corrugated metal panels.

At this point, you might be wondering what corrugated metal panels actually are. Well, simply put, they are the panels that you see covering the roofs and walls of buildings, especially metal buildings. You might recognize them by their wavy or corrugated pattern.

The factories produce corrugated patterns by roll-forming the metal sheets. Traditionally these corrugated patterns were wavier and curved. However, the patterns and shapes vary nowadays with most industrial buildings choosing trapezoidal sheets.

But First, Why Metal Sheets?

Before looking at why you should be using corrugated metal panels, let us first discuss why you should be using metal panels at all.

Firstly, metal panels are incredibly durable and robust. They will do an excellent job of protecting your vehicles and belongings from adverse weather. And they last for a very long time. Most of our metal carports and garages that are enclosed with these panels will last at least a couple of decades.

Secondly, they are rust-resistant. We provide our metal panels with coats of galvanization. So, you can be sure that your carport of metal farm building will remain rust-free for years. And we are not just mincing words here. We back up our products with warranties against rust.

Thirdly, they are low maintenance. Unlike traditional building or barn sidings or roof covers, the metal panels require very low-maintenance. Also, they are easier to repair.

Why Corrugated Metal Panels?

There are various advantages of using corrugated metal panels rather than plain metal sheets for building constructions. Steel is, by nature, a material that has high structural strength.

But the addition of these corrugated patterns to the metal sheets makes the building more robust. Hence, our metal buildings are resistant to all weather loads. These corrugated panels are also much easier to keep and maintain and offer better looks.

Below we discuss some of the key benefits of corrugated metal sheets for the construction of steel buildings.

  • Structural Strength and Durability

As mentioned above, corrugated sheets provide greater structural strength to a metal building as compared to plain sheets or any other construction material.

The corrugated patterns maximize the bending strength of the metal sheets. Hence, they can easily withstand perpendicular loads.

These sheets are not prone to dents, even from massive impacts. They do not buckle or warp. Corrugated sheets can withstand larger loads for a longer period. This means that a building that uses corrugated sheets will have great durability and last longer than other structures.

  • Corrugated Metal Sheets make Perfect Roofing Material

Corrugated metal sheets are used as roofing material not only in metal building but also for other constructions.

But why is that so? Well, corrugated metal sheets facilitate easy drainage of rainwater. Vertical metal panels will efficiently route water, snow, and debris away from the roof. And if moisture does not accumulate, it means that your building will remain rust-free.

  • Rust Resistance with Corrugated Metal Sheets

The metal buildings from Carport1 come with corrugated metal sheets that are galvanized. On top of that, we also apply a protective coating of paint to these sheets. Doing so adds to the looks of the building. And it also provides an extra layer of protection.

  • Low Maintenance

Other construction materials used for wall surface and roofs, e.g., wood or asphalt shingles, tiles, etc. need regular upkeep.

Concrete buildings require frequent repainting, and wooden structures need treatment to keep them from rotting.

However, with a metal building, you will not have to do so much work. Cleaning off any dust or debris built up, at most, twice a year will be more than enough. Plus, the smooth painted surfaces of these corrugated sheets make it very easy to clean the metal building.

  • Speedy Construction

The greatest benefit of these sheets for the sides and the roof of the metal building is the speed at which it can be installed.

Most of the steel building constructions take no more than a couple of days. This is mainly because these metal sheets are prefabricated in the factories. Assembly of the parts is all that is required for the construction of the building.

Corrugated panels are incredibly easy to install. Traditional brick and wood walls require weeks to be completed. However, with corrugated sheets, even larger buildings like our triple wide garages and workshop buildings will need only a few days.

What are the pros of having speedy construction? Well, speedy construction gives you earlier return on your investment. It also saves you on labor costs, which are higher for constructions that take a longer time.

  • Better Aesthetics

There are so many types of corrugated sheets available in the market today. Selecting one that fits the style of your property is not much of a hassle. These sheets can be produced with the desired shapes and patterns. And also the protective coating is available in every kind of shade. So, you can easily find the one that complements the look of your existing property.

In fact, Carport1 has 15 color options to satisfy your stylistic needs. You can choose any of those colors for the roof, the walls, and the trims of your building.

Buy The Best Steel Buildings from Carport1

At Carport1, all of our metal buildings, from our utility carports to farm storage buildings, are installed with corrugated steel panels.

Not only do we use the highest quality galvanized steel for the corrugated sheets but we also provide them with a superior coat of protective paint. And our steel buildings come with various warranties. So, you can rest easy now. No matter what the weather conditions are, you can be sure that our metal buildings will take care of your belongings.

If you want further information on any of our products, do not forget to browse through our website. Or better yet, why not contact us directly? Our customer representatives will be in touch within a blink of an eye.

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