What is Corrugated Roofing?

Have you ever seen a metal roof with a bunch of ridges and grooves? This material is corrugated — and it’s created this way for a perfectly good reason!

corrugated aluminum roof

What Does Corrugated Mean?

When metal roofing is corrugated, it means there are layers of wavy metal sheets in between a top and bottom layer of metal. This is done to increase its strength over a shorter surface area. Think of a cardboard box and how sturdy it can be thanks to the layers of wavy cardboard between its top and bottom layers. Without the middle,wavy layers, thin materials like aluminum or cardboard can be weak and flimsy.

What Material is Best?

Corrugated aluminum roofing is the best material to use when taking into account both price and quality. Consumers are increasingly using corrugated aluminum for their homes (as well as their businesses). Homeowners love this material as it is both rust resistant and can be painted to any desired color.

Benefits of Corrugated Metal Roofing

  • Can last up to 100 years with proper maintenance
  • Can withstand weather conditions such as snowstorms, hurricanes, heat waves, etc.
  • The most fire-resistant of all roofing materials
  • The safest option against lightning strikes (we know, it’s hard to believe)
  • Can reflect the sun’s rays to prevent the attic from overheating
  • Can keep the attic space insulated and warm during the winter
  • Very lightweight, putting less stress on the structure of the house
  • Fully recyclable

For those looking for a strong and durable roof, take the time to understand corrugated metal roofing — because it might be perfect for your home! When you’re looking for roof repair or replacement, contact Preferred Exterior. To learn more or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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