How to Cut Corrugated Plastic Roofing

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What You'll Need
Measuring tape
Utility knife
Band saw
Safety gear

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.