Corrugated Metal Fence
The Complete DIY Guide
If 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.
Table of Contents
HOW TO FRAME
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.
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.
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.
Rusted Corrugated Metal Fence Panel
Painted Ribbed Metal Fence Panel
Orange Ribbed Metal Fence Panel
Horizontal Corrugated Metal Fence Panel
Perimtec offers corrugated designer metal fence panels that you can use to build your corrugated metal fence.
Here’s one of the options we offer.
A corrugated metal fence panel with a wood grain finish.
Here’s another designer metal panel.
That looks like rusted corrugated metal. But the beauty of this is that this corrugated panel is galvanized and painted and comes with a 40-year manufacturer’s warranty on the finish.
Learn more about designer metal fence panels.
Fence design options are limited only by your imagination. There are dozens of metal panel profile shapes, colors and sizes available to design and build your corrugated metal fence.
Now – let’s take a look at how to frame a corrugated metal fence.
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.
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.
Corrugated vs. Ribbed Fence Panels
The most common type of corrugated sheet metal panels include the wavy corrugated panel profile as shown below.
You can also use other ribbed panels available from various manufacturers.
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 helps prevent rattling and strengthens panel joints.
Many installations simply use mastic butyl tape or silicone sealant to join seams.
You can also use either bolts or rivets to mechanically join metal panel seams.
The size and distance between fasteners depends on the panel span and panel thickness.
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.
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.
Corrugated Metal Panel Suppliers
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:
- Perimtec – browse our selection of corrugated designer metal fence panels that come in a variety of color and style options, simulating wood grain, rust, moss and more. Designer metal panels are galvanized and painted with a unique process and come with a 40-year manufacturer’s warranty.
- 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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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.