DIY & Heavy Duty Corrugated Plastic
Whether you are creating a lean-to, covering over a pergola or re-roofing your carport, Corrapol® corrugated plastic sheets are a great option to consider. Anyone, even with little DIY experience, will find corrugated plastic roof sheeting easy to handle and install. They are not only strong but lightweight and can be cut with ease.
Types of Corrugated Plastic
When choosing a corrugated plastic to use on your roof it is important to understand the differences and advantages of each type to ensure it best suits your needs. There are 3 main types of corrugated plastic options on the market today:
These are ranked from high to low based on cost and durability with the top, Corrapol Stormproof sheet, being the most robust and with the longest lifespan.
All these options are corrugated roofing sheets, however, if you are looking for opaque corrugated plastic sheets then check out our Corramet Corrugated Range. Corramet sheets are manufactured from specially formulated plastic compound resin that is designed to provide unmatched strength and durability.
Which clear corrugated roofing sheet type is best?
There is a wide range of clear corrugated roofing sheets available on the market today, ranging from budget DIY grade to top-quality robust options. Here is a quick summary of each type of clear corrugated roofing sheet available and which Corrapol® roof sheeting is best for your project:
Undoubtedly the best clear corrugated roofing sheet available today the Corrapol® Stormproof sheets are the toughest and longest-lasting sheets within the Corrapol® sheet range. Corrapol® Stormproof clear sheets are extruded from virtually unbreakable plastic resin providing unrivalled clarity, robust strength and above all unmatched weathering characteristics.
This superior strength and quality mean that Corrapol® Stormproof clear sheets will not go yellow or brittle with age and will provide a long-lasting solution for your roof. Unlike lower-cost PVC options, Corrapol® Stormproof sheets won’t crack during installation and are easy to drill and cut, if required.
Corrapol® PVC DIY grade sheets
Whilst not as strong or as tough as the Corrapol® Stormproof range, the Corrapol® PVC corrugated sheet offers a lower cost option and is ideal for areas where impact resistance is not important and direct sunlight is less. For areas like this where you are looking to make a saving the Corrapol® PVC DIY grade sheets provide a great solution and will provide a strong waterproof solution, still with good light transmission.
Corrapol® GRP translucent sheets
Corrapol® GRP provides great strength, similar to that of the Corrapol® Stormproof range, however, the light transmission and visual clarity are lower than other types, due to its fibrous construction. Where areas of direct sunlight are relatively low, the Corrapol® GRP translucent sheets are an excellent solution with high impact strength and excellent rigidity, however, for maximum longevity, Corrapol® Stormproof is best.
What do I need to fit a clear corrugated roofing sheets?
Whether you are using the top range Stormproof sheets or our cost-effective Corrapol® PVC, here are the basic fixtures and fittings that you will need to install your corrugated plastic roof:
- Clear Corrugated Roof Fixings for screwing your sheets down.
- Foam Eaves Fillers for resting your sheets on and stopping draughts and vibrations.
- Rock N Lock Gable Flashing for finishing off, protecting the side of your roof and improving lifespan and waterproofing.
- Top Wall Flashing or Securbond Flashing Tape for flashing off and sealing the back of your roof against the top wall, particularly on lean-to roofs.
To find out the full installation process for corrugated roof sheeting please look at our corrugated plastic installation guide. Our handy How-to videos also offer great tutorials on the most common questions like How to cut corrugated plastic.
Have more questions about our Corrugated Plastic Sheets?
If you need any help with your corrugated plastic project, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our helpful team can help guide you in choosing the best clear corrugated roofing sheets for your roof. The fastest way to contact our Teams is via online live chat, which will appear on the bottom right of your screen. Alternatively, you can also email us or request a phone call.
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