Corrugated Metal Fence

The Complete DIY Guide

Guide to Corrugated Metal FenceIf you are thinking about to building a corrugated metal fence around your residential or commercial property…

This guide is for you.

In this guide ›› you’re going to learn everything you need to know about:

  • How to frame your corrugated fence
  • How to assemble corrugated fence panels
  • Where to get corrugated fence panels
  • Corrugated metal fence design ideas
  • And lots more

So let’s dive right in.

Design Ideas

For Corrugated Metal Fences

What is a Corrugated Metal Fence?

It is a fence that incorporates corrugated metal panels attached to fence posts using a metal or wood frame to hold the panels in place.

Corrugated metal fences can be found on residential, commercial or agricultural properties.

They deliver exceptional privacy.

And when using corrugated metal panels to build your fence…

…Fence designs can range from architectural to modern to rustic or industrial.

Rusted Corrugated Metal Fence Panels

Let’s take a look at some design ideas.

The fence below uses a steel fence frame and metal posts to securely hold panels in place.

Corrugated Metal Fence Steel Frame

Here is an interesting take on a corrugated metal fence.

That incorporates wood slats and translucent panels with corrugated metal to create a unique fence design.

Corrugated metal fence design is not limited to standard s-shaped panels.

For your property, you may wish to use a different style of metal ribbed panel. 

Metal Fence Panel Designs

Rusted Corrugated Metal Fence Panel

Rusted Corrugated Metal Fence Panel

Painted Ribbed Metal Fence Panel

Painted Ribbed Metal Fence Panel

Orange Metal Ribbed Fence

Orange Ribbed Metal Fence Panel

Corrugated Metal Fence Panel - Horizontal

Horizontal Corrugated Metal Fence Panel

Fence design options are limited only by your imagination. There are dozens of metal panel profile shapes, colors and sizes avialable to design and build your corrugated metal fence.

Now – let’s take a look at how to frame a corrugated metal fence.

How to Frame

A Corrugated Metal Fence

While you can loosely patch together corrugated sheet metal panels.

By fastening them directly to wood posts.

There are more modern ways of doing things.

Let’s look at some options for how to frame your corrugated metal fence.

While there are multiple resources on how to build a corrugated fence with a wood frame…

…we are going to show you a sleeker fence design option.

That uses the FenceTrac fence frame system.

FenceTrac Commercial Privacy Fence Under Construction

Metal Fence Frame Kits

A frame around the corrugated sheet metal panels will:

  • Make the fence much stronger
  • Protect the panel edges from damage
  • Help the overall look of the fence

FenceTrac is a metal frame fence system that not only looks fantastic but makes it super easy to build your corrugated metal fence.

The FenceTrac system includes a steel channel fence frame kit that allows you to insert any infill material into the fence frame and securely hold it in place.

Including corrugated sheet metal panels.

Here are a couple videos that show how the system goes together.

Panel Options

For Corrugated Metal Fences

Corrugated vs. Ribbed Fence Panels

The most common type of corrugated sheet metal panels include the wavy corrugated panel profile as shown below.

Corrugated Metal Panel Profile

You can also use other ribbed panels available from various manufacturers.

Ribbed Metal Panel Profile

The FenceTrac metal frame fence system accomodates corrugated panels up to 1″ deep.

Panels can be mounted horizontally or vertically, depending on the look you want.

Fence frame kits are available in 4-foot, 6-foot or 8-foot heights and in widths of 6-foot or 8-foot.

How to Fasten Metal Panels

While the outer edges of each corrugated metal panel will be secured inside the U-channel of the FenceTrac frame…

You need to fasten the long seams of each panel together.

This can be done with either bolts or rivets.

The size and distance between fasteners depends on the panel span and panel thickness.

Sheet Metal Rivet Gun
Sheet Metal Rivet Gun

How NOT to Fasten Metal Panels

When searching for tips on attaching sheet metal panels together, you may come across various types of “self-drilling” sheet metal or roofing screws.

These fasteners are generally meant for applications where the back side of the metal will be hidden against a roof or behind a wall.

We would generally not recommend using these in fencing applications.

Self-Drilling Screws

In this case.

You would have the sharp point of each fastener protruding from the back side of the fence.

Finally, below are a few manufacturers of corrugated metal products.

Metal Panel Manufacturers

There are multiple source of corrugated metal panels. Many suppliers of formed sheet metal products are focused on roofing or building applications.

So they may not list “metal fence panels” in their product offerings. Look for “corrugated metal panels” or “metal roofing” or “ribbed metal panels.” If you need more help, please contact us.

Here are a few sources for panels:

  • Bridger Steel – offers multiple panel shapes and sizes in varying colors, including weathered, rusted patinas.
  • Creative Building Supply – specializing in custom corrugated sheet metal fabrication, they offer multiple panel profiles in steel and aluminum and multiple colors.
  • Home Depot – Home Depot or other local building supply stores may carry sheet metal products that can be used in your fencing project.
  • MBCI – offer nationwide service for metal panels including over 90 different profiles.
  • Corrugated Metals Incorporated – custom roll-former of corrugated and ribbed metals. Contact for larger jobs.

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If you want a frame kit that makes it easy to build a corrugated metal fence…

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As Master Distributor for FenceTrac, Perimtec offers FenceTrac systems all over the world. If you are considering a fence project, but don’t have the ability to install it yourself, just let us know.

We will help connect you with a qualified installer that can assemble the fence in your area.

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