Creating a Strong Roof With Purlins

The roof is one of the most important elements of any construction build. The materials you use to construct your roof will contribute to the roof’s ability to withstand weather events and the wear-and-tear that comes with age. Purlins play a key role in creating a strong roof. Below, we will explain how you can use purlins to construct a roof you can count on.

Why Are Purlins Important?

A purlin is a structural support that is commonly used in roofing projects. Purlins run vertically or horizontally across a roof in order to support the roof’s frame. Purlins are necessary because they help to evenly distribute weight and add to the overall strength of the roof.

Using Metal Purlins

Purlins are typically made of either wood or metal. Today, metal (usually steel) purlins are popular because they are lighter, less expensive, and easier to install than their wooden counterparts. Purlins are available in either a C-shape or a Z-shape.

The Importance of Custom Materials

At Fort Bend Steel, we understand that every build is different. No two roofing projects have the exact same needs, which is why we work with every customer to create custom metalwork. We offer purlins in a variety of styles, lengths, and gauges and can have your materials ready within 24 hours. To experience the Fort Bend Difference, call our team at 281-499-5800.

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