that wiggly shed roof material

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Old 01-15-13, 11:50 AM
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that wiggly shed roof material

I need to think about replacing the roof material on my shed, this kind of stuff: http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...psf976cff7.jpg
First of all, would like to know what exactly it's usually called, the name for it. The old stuff pictured there seems brittle and cracks real easily, I noticed, compared to some newer stuff installed on an different shed on the property. Perhaps because it's just old and has deteriorated. Any tips/suggestions/comments appreciated. thanks
 
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Different materials but the design is called corrugated - could be tin, fiberglass, ....
 
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The corrugated fiberglass/plastic roof panels have a limited life span. I'd replace it with steel corrugated if you wish to keep the same look. Steel will last indefinitely if you keep it painted.
 
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could not open the picture (my computer blocked the site) but corrogated panels come in a variety of materials.

The fiberglass ones do have a limited life span because the plasticizers simply break down over time and sun exposure. However they do allow for some light inside of the shed which might be an advantage.

galvanized metal will last decades if you use the correct (and expensive) fasteners. If you use cheaper fasteners you will get rust at the holes over time. I have seen good self-tapping screws with neoprene washers last for 20 years with no rust to the corrogated panels or the fasteners. Of course painting can help with this if done correctly and if you keep up with it on a periodic basis.

Some old corrogated panels were a type of fiber cement and it can contain asbestos so if that is what you have then you should be cautious when removing it.
 
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Old 01-15-13, 03:41 PM
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I really need the allowance for some natural light to shine through the panels, so I need to stay with the fiberglass material. I went ahead and purchased a few replacement panels already, 28 bucks for the 2 1/2 foot x 12 foot size (ouch not cheap). Thanks for the helpful replies.
Not sure why sniper unable to open the picture. Anybody else have that trouble?
 
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The link opened fine for me
 
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It opened fine for me too. I would guess that his internet security preferences are set on "high" or something.
 
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Old 01-15-13, 06:12 PM
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Okay thanks again all. Replaced the old holy panels. Looks better without the holes now. I even cleaned up the panels I re-used, got the old scum off etc.
 
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