Corrugated plastic roofing is not only an attractive choice for carports and patios, but also it’s easy to cut. With the right tools, you can quickly cut this type of roofing by using the following steps.
Step 1 – Preparing the Roofing
Lay the corrugated plastic roofing sheet on a hard, stable surface. To prevent the surface from getting scratched while cutting the corrugated plastic roofing sheet, place plywood or cardboard underneath the plastic.
Step 2 – Measuring and Marking
Use a measuring tape to measure the spots where the corrugated plastic roofing sheet has to be cut. Draw a line in that spot with a marker, ensuring the line is straight.
Step 3 – Cutting
Then, use a utility knife to cut the marked portions. Using a utility knife will provide you with a free hand to hold the roofing to ensure you make a precise cut. Wear gloves when using a utility knife to protect yourself from nicks.
Using an Alternative Cutting Method
If you hit a thick spot on the corrugated plastic roofing sheet, you can use a band saw with a fine blade to finish cutting. This will ensure a clean and even cut, without any splinters. Use all safety precautions as provided by the manufacturer when using a band saw, including wearing safety gear.
Now, you're ready to install your plastic roofing panels.